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Raggedy Man (1981)




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Sissy Spacek was directed by her husband Jack Fisk in 1981's Raggedy Man. Spacek plays a divorced mother of two who tries to go it alone in mid-1940s Texas. Shunned by the "respectable" townsfolk because of her marital breakup, Spacek 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. Once Roberts is called to active duty, however, Spacek is supposedly left at the mercy of the menacing "raggedy man"-a scuzzy ragpicker, played by Sam Shepard, whose intentions aren't what they seem. Leisurely paced for most of its running time, Raggedy Man takes a disturbing violent turn in its last half hour.

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Sissy Spacek
as Nita Longley
Ed Geldart
as Mr. Calloway
Bill Thurman
as Sheriff
Suzi McLaughlin
as Jean Lester
Lupe Juarez
as Crescencio the barkeeper
LuBelle Camp
as Miss Beulah
James N. Harrell
as Ticket Taker
Dave Davis
as Deputy
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Critic Reviews for Raggedy Man

All Critics (6) | Top Critics (1)

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.

October 31, 2006 | Rating: C+ | Full Review…

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

January 31, 2004 | Full Review…

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
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