Roadies (2016)
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Friends and Family 

There's a super-moon and a lot of family and old friends are coming to the hometown Denver show, including Janine. Shelli gets extra help backstage. Reg is still seeking material for the boxed set and finds a couple of great sources.

Director:

Allison Liddi-Brown (as Allison Liddi Brown)

Writers:

Cameron Crowe (created by), David Rosen (as David J. Rosen)
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Luke Wilson ... Bill Hanson
Carla Gugino ... Shelli Anderson
Imogen Poots ... Kelly Ann
Rafe Spall ... Reg Whitehead
Keisha Castle-Hughes ... Donna Mancini
Peter Cambor ... Milo
Machine Gun Kelly ... Wesley (as Colson Baker)
Ron White ... Phil Valentine (credit only)
David Spade ... David Spade
Joy Williams ... Janine Beckwith
Ely Henry ... Mike Finger
Christopher Backus ... Rick Bayless
Jacqueline Byers ... Natalie Shayne
Christina Marie Moses ... Lorraine Navarro (as Christina Moses)
Tanc Sade ... Christopher House
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There's a super-moon and a lot of family and old friends are coming to the hometown Denver show, including Janine. Shelli gets extra help backstage. Reg is still seeking material for the boxed set and finds a couple of great sources.

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Comedy | Drama | Music

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Release Date:

24 July 2016 (USA) See more »

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Radio Nowhere (Live 7/5/13)
(uncredited)
Written and performed by Bruce Springsteen
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OK, I'll say it...the first episode that's a masterpiece
25 July 2016 | by UncleTantraSee all my reviews

What is NOT to like about this episode of "Roadies?" It just *nails* the title, "Friends and Family," and how that manifests in the road crew of a rock 'n roll band.

I have to admit to loving so many moments from this episode. Bill invoking the holy essence of Led Zep while giving his morning circle jerk sermon. The Mike Finger character, who if you can't identify with him, you've clearly never "gotten" a rock 'n roll band. The setup to present Janine's back story, which sends Bill off on an odyssey to find Gram Parsons' old Nudie jacket, which in turn results in him having a cool "making amends" moment with his ex. Reg trying to figure out who Mike Finger is at the airport. Reg meeting Janine in front of the auditorium.

Especially the last moment. The character of Janine just ate the screen, from moment one. I could not take my eyes off of her. This love-at-first-sight reaction caused me to look her up on the IMDb and discover that the person who played her was Joy Williams, one half of a Grammy-winning duo called The Civil Wars, whose music I happen to love. I Googled further, and discovered interviews in which Joy talks about first meeting Cameron Crowe on Twitter, and then, when she met him in real life, having him tell her that she should be an actress. Joy laughed that off, but Cameron obviously didn't, and as far as we can tell, wrote the character of Janine FOR Joy Williams. Brilliant. A star is born.


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