"Payday" is a modest character study of somebody who is not modest in the least, answering the question once and for all as to whether talent has any connection with how good a person is. For Maury, it all comes down to his past which he can never escape, either his mother(Cara Dunn) who he supports and visits occasionally or his children that he has lost touch with. This was also filmed at an interesting time for the South, just after it had recently integrated.
"Get your hands off my dog!"-Muary Dann (Rip Torn)
Torn's best preformance.
"You didn't earn it."-Muary Dann
This is a must see for any Rip Torn fan as he gives one of the best performances of his career playing crazed country music star Maury Dunn, whose excessive lifestyle follows him as fast as he can run from it. The entire story of the film takes place in just 36 hours and does a good job in engrossing the viewer in the characters and pacing of the story from the very start of the film.
Payday is an enjoyable on the road adventure that condenses humor and adrenaline into an hour and fourty minutes of wild and intriguing story lines and dialouge and is an enjoyable watch any day of the week.
I was transfixed by this movie, and couldn't get it out of my head for many hours.