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Roadie (1980)

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Roadie is a showbiz saga about the working slobs who make live pop-music performances happen. Texas good ol' boy Travis W. Redfish (pop singer Meat Loaf) drives a Shiner beer truck on his appointed rounds, but he becomes smitten with rock groupie Lola Bouillabase (Kaki Hunter), a "roadie" whose sole ambition in life is to bed her idol, Alice Cooper (playing himself). Travis' grizzled pappy, Corpus C. Redfish (Art Carney), feels disgusted by his son's lifestyle. After hearing that Cooper and his band are on tour, Lola sets out to catch up to them and offer her services, with Travis in pursuit. Along the way, they meet a number of pop-music stars -- Blondie, Asleep at the Wheel, Hank Williams Jr., Roy Orbison, and Ramblin' Jack Elliott -- who are all working on their own tours. Travis signs on, himself, as a groupie for a rock band, and is quickly dubbed "greatest roadie of all time," but he soon realizes that he must return to Texas for the wedding of his sister and his best friend.
Rating:
PG
Genre:
Comedy , Musical & Performing Arts
Directed By:
Written By:
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Runtime:
Studio:
United Artists

Cast

Meat Loaf
as Travis W. Redfish
Art Carney
as Corpus C. Redfish
Alice Cooper
as Himself
Gailard Sartain
as B.B. Muldoon
Don Cornelius
as Mohammed Johnson
Rhonda Bates
as Alice Poo
Deborah Harry
as Herself
Roy Orbison
as Himself
Merle Kilgore
as Himself
Ray Benson
as Himself
Sheryl Cooper
as Herself
Alvin Crow
as Himself
Larry Marshall
as Roadie #2
Ginger Varney
as Weather Girl
Cindy Wills
as Prom Queen
Allan Graf
as Tiny
Chris Stein
as Himself
Clem Burke
as Himself
Jimmy Destri
as Himself
Nigel Harrison
as Himself
Frank Infante
as Himself
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Critic Reviews for Roadie

All Critics (7) | Top Critics (2)

None of this is to argue that this is a great - or even very good - film but it is enjoyable on any number of levels. I'm just happy to have confirmation that I didn't just dream the whole thing.

August 17, 2013
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

Audience Reviews for Roadie

A gifted inventor become the world's greatest rock'n'roll roadie. Maybe it takes looking back on this really strange movie to realize how clever and inventive it really is. Not high art by any means, but so funny/odd you are spellbound by it.

Tim Henry
Tim Henry

If you like rock and roll stars, then this movie is for you. just try to count the cameos of rock legends that walk on and off camera.

Mitch Seiver
Mitch Seiver

I caught this flick on 1 of the free movie channels & I'm so glad I didn't have to pay to watch it.I just did not find 1 thing funny about Roadie & to tell you how bad it was, I can't even remember if I watched it all or not

Brody Manson
Brody Manson

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