Ode to Billy Joe

1976, Gay & lesbian/Drama, 1h 46m

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A drunken encounter traumatizes teenage Billy Joe (Robby Benson), who loves a girl (Glynnis O'Connor) in 1953 Mississippi.

Cast & Crew

Robby Benson
Billy Joe McAllister
Glynnis O'Connor
Bobbie Lee Hartley
Joan Hotchkis
Anna 'Mama' Hartley
Sandy McPeak
Glenn 'Papa' Hartley
James Best
Dewey Barksdale
Terence Goodman
James Hartley
Simpson Hemphill
Brother Taylor
Ed Shelnut
Coleman Stroud
Eddie Tair
Tom Hargitay
William Hallberg
Dan McAllister
Frannye Capelle
Belinda Wiggs
Rebecca Jernigan
Mrs. Thompson
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Critic Reviews for Ode to Billy Joe

All Critics (5) | Top Critics (1) | Fresh (1) | Rotten (4)

Audience Reviews for Ode to Billy Joe

  • Jan 13, 2011
    Great song but a dull indifferently acted movie.
    jay n Super Reviewer
  • Jun 27, 2009
    Not the 'manliest' of movies, in fact you could plausibly retitle it <i>Brokeback Bridge</i>, but I never get tired of watching it. I had quite the crush on Glynnis O'Connor back in my youth. She was sorta' the Juliette Lewis of the seventies, all soft and girl-next-doorishly sexy. Still hard to believe that Robby Benson passed her up for a roll in the hay with James Best. Dude, what were you thinking!?
    Randy T Super Reviewer
  • Feb 17, 2008
    This is a sad Love story.I really like the Song about Billy Joe;;
    Sherry . Super Reviewer
  • Sep 07, 2007
    Why do I love this movie? I know it's sappy and dated and could have just as well been titled BROKEBACK BRIDGE, but there's something about it. Maybe it's the onscreen chemistry between Robby Benson and Glynnis O'Connor. Or... maybe it's just Glynnis O'Connor, she does have this remarkable "girl next door" quality about her. Hmmm...?
    Kevin S Super Reviewer

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