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Back Roads

  • Film

Time Out says

Pleasantly old-fashioned romantic comedy in which two losers meet cute - he's a broken-down boxer, she a hooker angrily throwing him out after belatedly realising he's broke - then set off on a road movie odyssey through picturesque redneck locations in search of a new life. Very good on local colour but a bit sugary in its attitude to the central relationship, it would have been better taking a bleaker cue from Tommy Lee Jones' admirably dry performance.
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Release Details

  • Duration:95 mins

Cast and crew

  • Director:Martin Ritt
  • Screenwriter:Gary DeVore
  • Cast:
    • Sally Field
    • Tommy Lee Jones
    • David Keith
    • Miriam Colon
    • Michael Gazzo
    • M Emmet Walsh
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