Raggedy Man (1981)




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In this film, Sissy Spacek plays a divorced mother of two who tries to go it alone in mid-1940s Texas. Sissy must endure the unwanted attentions of every low-life man in the community. Enter Eric Roberts, a young sailor who becomes both friend and protector to Spacek and her sons.

Rating: PG
Genre: Drama
Directed By:
Written By: William D. Wittliff
In Theaters:
On DVD: Dec 28, 2004
Universal Studios


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Critic Reviews for Raggedy Man

All Critics (10) | Top Critics (3)

Full Review… | October 23, 2004
Chicago Sun-Times
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Full Review… | June 24, 2006
Time Out
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Full Review… | August 30, 2004
New York Times
Top Critic

Worth seeing for Sissy Spacek's turn, but the film is incoherent, borrowing elements from To Kill a Mockingbird (Sam Shepard's strange) character and the notion of a sexually harassed woman trapped in her own home, just like Wait Until Dark.

Full Review… | October 31, 2006

Raggedy Man profiles a lonely woman desperately trying to make it on her own.

Full Review… | January 31, 2004
Spirituality and Practice

March 19, 2004
Lawrence Journal-World

Audience Reviews for Raggedy Man


I loved this movie! Great classic movie, and I fell in love with Eric Roberts when I first saw him in this awesome movie. :)

Donna Dawson

Super Reviewer

a sleeper that illustrates spacek's talent and how eric roberts might have been bigger than julia. Sam shepard appears...sort of.

Daniel Burnley

One womans story about raising her two sons alone by being a telephone operator. and her husband returns from the war to protect her nd his two little boys..

teri anderson

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