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Three for the Road (1987)

A crafty political aide and his soft-spoken pal are assigned the job of delivering a senator's out-of-control teenage daughter to an institution.

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Bill Norton (as B.W.L. Norton)

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Richard Martini (screenplay), Tim Metcalfe (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Charlie Sheen ... Paul
Kerri Green ... Robin Kitteredge
Alan Ruck ... T.S.
Sally Kellerman ... Blanche Kitteridge
Blair Tefkin Blair Tefkin ... Missy
Raymond J. Barry ... Senator Kitteredge
Alexa Hamilton ... Virginia
Bert Remsen ... Stu
James Avery ... Clarence
Eric Bruskotter ... Junior
Jackie Stewart Jackie Stewart ... Officer Merle
J.C. Mullins J.C. Mullins ... Officer Earl
Robert Ginnaven Robert Ginnaven ... Dr. Hastings
Gary Taggart Gary Taggart ... Restaurant Manager
Scott Edmonds Scott Edmonds ... Bartender
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A crafty political aide and his soft-spoken pal are assigned the job of delivering a senator's out-of-control teenage daughter to an institution. Written by Anonymous

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Paul was looking for a future. Robin was looking for love. And T.S. was just looking for a ride. In the next 48 hours they will find much more. See more »

Genres:

Drama | Comedy

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 November 1987 (Australia) See more »

Also Known As:

Drei auf dem Highway - Three for the Road See more »

Filming Locations:

Arkansas, USA See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$1,539,000
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Vista Organization See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The character of Paul Tracey was named after a childhood friend of one of the writers. See more »

Goofs

(at around 10 mins) When T.S. glances at Robin passed out in the back seat of Paul's car, he says, "Up late last night, were ya?" but his lips clearly don't move. See more »

Quotes

Paul: You know he could've killed me with that club! And the truck would have killed him! And the poor guy loses all his chickens!
Robin Kitteredge: It was an accident. I must have kicked something inside the truck.
Paul: No accidents just seem to follow you around, don't they? Well, I'll tell you what! One more episode out of you young lady, I'm gonna hurt you, and bag you, and throw your ass in the trunk, so don't push me alright!
Robin Kitteredge: [Mocking Paul] Alright.
T.S.: [laughs]
Paul: You think I'm kidding! You think this is funny? And that goes...
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Connections

References Ferris Bueller's Day Off (1986) See more »

Soundtracks

We've Got Our Love
Music by Barry Goldberg
Lyrics by Nancy Kidd
Performed by Holly Robinson Peete (uncredited)
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Coulda Been A Contender
12 September 2006 | by cktailSee all my reviews

I wrote this movie. It was my first major film, and I went to the set to visit while they were shooting it in Arkansas. Charlie Sheen, who had just starred in "Platoon" told me he loved the script, but what they were shooting was .. well, let's just say rewritten. I thought he was exaggerating, until I told my friends to meet me at the Egyptian theater in Hollywood for the opening weekend. 3000 seat theater - and only 8 people attended the 8 p.m. show. I hated it. I hated the reviews it got, it made me decide that if my movie was going to get screwed up, I was going to direct it, and at least I'd be responsible for it. So, for better or worse, that's what I've been doing since then. However, I have some nostalgia for this piece - its genesis was seeing Senator Moynihan's daughter dancing on a bar in Cambridge when I went to college. The original story was about a Senator's daughter who is ruining his re-election bid by staging protests. He decides to send her to a reform school and assigns his young up and coming assistant to do the job. His roommate is a stringer for a Washington rag, and he begs to come along. Along the way the daughter escapes multiple times, but mainly wants to find her mom - who abandoned her father. She thinks its because the mom agrees with her politics; I thought Dabney Coleman would have been the perfect Senator. It runs out her mom was just 'getting high' too much when she was in college, got pregnant and didn't want to have a family. Depressed with the truth, the daughter decides to shape up and take reform school in stride. By the end, she's transformed the Senator's assistant, who's fallen in love with her and won't let her compromise her principles. There's a twist at the end, but basically it was a rip off of my former boss Robert Towne's brilliant take on "The Last Detail." This was my "Last Detail." Sorry it's not better than it is, but now you know the truth. Rich Martini


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