Carny Poster

Release Date: 1980

R|1 hr 47 min

Plot Summary
Frankie (Gary Busey) and Patch (Robbie Robertson) are partners in a traveling carnival who scam customers into wasting money on their dunk-tank act. At one of its small-town destinations, the carnival attracts 18-year-old Donna (Jodie Foster), a teenager bored with her annoying boyfriend and her job as a waitress. Donna joins the carnival as an exotic dancer and learns the ins and outs of carny life, but the developing love triangle between her, Frankie and Patch threatens to destroy their show.

Cast: Gary Busey, Jodie Foster, Robbie Robertson, Meg Foster, Kenneth McMillan, Elisha Cook Jr., Teddy Wilson, John Lehne

Director: Robert Kaylor

Genres: Drama

Production Co: United Artists

Keywords: Gritty, Love triangle, Rivalry, Offbeat, 1980s, Dark, Small town