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Release Date: 1980

DVD Release Date: April 15th, 2003

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

Ratings & Reviews

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  • 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 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

  • 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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