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PG| 1 hr. 45 min.

Plot Summary
Nice-guy trucker Travis W. Redfish (Meat Loaf) wants to win the heart of Lola Bouilliabase (Kaki Hunter), a roadie and rock 'n' roll fan, so he goes on tour with all sorts of musical acts to be near her. Despite Travis earning cult-star status himself for his roadie skills, Lola still lusts after Alice Cooper (Alice Cooper), the biggest rock star in the world. With a chance to meet Cooper on the horizon, Travis must choose whether to follow his heart or go back to the simple life.

Cast: Meat Loaf , Kaki Hunter , Art Carney , Gailard Sartain , Don Cornelius , Rhonda Bates , Richard Marion , Sonny Carl Davis

Director: Alan Rudolph

Genres: Comedy

Roadie (1980)

Release Date: January 1st, 1980|1 hr. 45 min.

critic reviews ( 3 )
fan reviews ( )
  • A lot of what takes place in Roadie feels overly familiar, and the film could have been a wallow in pathos except for the performances, especially that of Eldard. show more

  • Michael Cuesta's perfectly-pitched indie captures the pain of arrested development with so much empathy and insight, you can't help but root for the unmoored, overgrown adolescent at its center. show more

  • Soulfully directed by Michael Cuesta ("L.I.E."), Roadie is short on narrative momentum, but it's a perfectly attuned character study of this rock relic and his middle-aged sorrows. show more

See all critic reviews on metacritic.com

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