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Release Date: January 6th, 2012

DVD Release Date: March 20th, 2012

R|1 hr 35 min

Plot Summary
After losing his longtime job with Blue Oyster Cult, a stagehand (Ron Eldard) returns to his hometown, where a night of partying with old friends shows him that some things never change.

Cast: Ron Eldard, Bobby Cannavale, Jill Hennessy, Lois Smith, David Margulies, Katie Wolf

Director: Michael Cuesta

Genres: Drama

Production Co: Hero Content

Ratings & Reviews

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  • 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

  • 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

  • A slice of slight character-driven conventionality in which directorial sensitivity and drama rooted in tense conversations and intermittent blow-ups prove incapable of imparting depth to a tale that plays like a series of simplistic stock gestures. show more

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