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.
Rating:
PG
Genre:
Drama
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Universal Studios

Cast

Sissy Spacek
as Nita Longley
Sam Shepard
as Bailey
Tracey Walker
as Arnold
Tracey Walter
as Arnold
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)

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Full Review… | June 23, 2006
Time Out
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Full Review… | October 23, 2004
Chicago Sun-Times
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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
EmanuelLevy.Com

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March 19, 2004
Lawrence Journal-World

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

Full Review… | January 31, 2004
Spirituality and Practice

Audience Reviews for Raggedy Man

½

No, I guess this isn't what I thought it should be. It could've been more. Instead, we get a mix of awkward romance and a quick glance at action. I wanted more Raggedy Man as a character, dammit!

Darrin Craig
Darrin Craig
½

No, I guess this isn't what I thought it should be. It could've been more. Instead, we get a mix of awkward romance and a quick glance at action. I wanted more Raggedy Man as a character, dammit!

DC Fixx
DC Fixx

The emotionally gripping performances and a compelling story are more than enough to surpass a slow beginning.

Peter LaCascia
Peter LaCascia

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