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Encyclopedia > Roadie (film)
Roadie

DVD cover for Roadie
Directed by Alan Rudolph
Produced by Zalman King
Carolyn Pfeiffer
John E. Pommer
Written by Big Boy Medlin
Michael Ventura
Zalman King
Alan Rudolph
Starring Meat Loaf
Kaki Hunter
Don Cornelius
Gailard Sartain
Art Carney
Distributed by United Artists
Release date(s) June 13, 1980
Running time 105 min.
Language English
Budget N/A
IMDb profile

Roadie is a 1980 film directed by Alan Rudolph about a truck driver who becomes a roadie for a traveling rock and roll show. The film stars Meat Loaf and marks his first starring role in a film. There are also cameo appearances by musicians such as Roy Orbison, Hank Williams Jr., Blondie and Alice Cooper. Alan Rudolph (born 18 December 1943 in Los Angeles) is an American film director and screenwriter. ... Zalman King (born 1941 in Trenton, New Jersey, USA) is a film director, writer, and producer. ... Michael Ventura (b. ... Zalman King (born 1941 in Trenton, New Jersey, USA) is a film director, writer, and producer. ... Meat Loaf is the stage name of Michael Lee Aday (born Marvin Lee Aday on September 27, 1947), an American actor (stage and screen) and rock singer. ... Kaki Hunter (b. ... Don Cornelius (born September 27, 1936 in Chicago, Illinois) is an African-American television producer, best known for his role as the host, between 1971 and 1993, of the syndicated television program Soul Train, which he also created and which he still produces. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Art Carney starring as Ed Norton from The Honeymooners Art Carney as Saun Dann in The Star Wars Holiday Special. ... The current United Artists logo (a variant was used during the 1980s). ... June 13 is the 164th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (165th in leap years), with 201 days remaining. ... 1980 (MCMLXXX) was a leap year starting on Tuesday. ... // Events April 30 - The Roger Daltrey film, McVicar, opens in London. ... Alan Rudolph (born 18 December 1943 in Los Angeles) is an American film director and screenwriter. ... Rock and roll (also spelled Rock n Roll, especially in its first decade), also called rock, is a form of popular music, usually featuring vocals (often with vocal harmony), electric guitars and a strong back beat; other instruments, such as the saxophone, are common in some styles. ... Meat Loaf is the stage name of Michael Lee Aday (born Marvin Lee Aday on September 27, 1947), an American actor (stage and screen) and rock singer. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Roy Orbison at a London press conference, late 1988. ... Hank Williams, Jr. ... Blondie is an American rock band that first gained fame in the late 1970s and early 1980s. ... Alice Cooper (born Vincent Damon Furnier, February 4, 1948), is a hard rock singer and musician. ...


Tagline: Bands make it rock, but roadies make it roll.


The Cast

  • Meat Loaf - Travis W. Redfish
  • Kaki Hunter - Lola Bouilliabase
  • Art Carney - Corpus C. Redfish
  • Gailard Sartain - B.B. Muldoon
  • Rhonda Bates - Alice Poo
  • Joe Spano - Ace
  • Richard Marion - George
  • Sonny Carl Davis - Bird (as Sonny Davis)
  • Hamilton Camp - Grady
  • Don Cornelius - Mohammed Johnson
  • Alice Cooper - Himself
  • Alvin Crow - Himself
  • Rick Crow - Asleep At The Wheel
  • Smoothie - The Pleasant Valley Boys
  • D.H. Little - The Pleasant Valley Boys
  • Pete Finney - The Pleasant Valley Boys
  • Tiny McFarland - The Pleasant Valley Boys
  • Roger Crabtree - The Pleasant Valley Boys
  • Chris O'Connell - Asleep at the Wheel
  • Bobby Black - Asleep at the Wheel
  • Pat Ryan - Asleep at the Wheel
  • Daniel Levin - Asleep at the Wheel
  • John Nicholas - Asleep At The Wheel
  • Francis Christina - Asleep At The Wheel
  • Dean DeMerritt - Asleep At The Wheel
  • Deborah Harry - Herself (Blondie)
  • Chris Stein - Himself (Blondie)
  • Clem Burke - Himself (Blondie)
  • Jimmy Destri - Himself (Blondie)
  • Nigel Harrison - Himself (Blondie)
  • Frank Infante - Himself (Blondie)
  • Roy Orbison - Himself
  • Hank Williams Jr. - Himself
  • Ginger Varney - Weather Girl
  • Al Mays - Mohammed's Bodyguard
  • Cindy Wills - Prom Queen
  • Allan Graf - Tiny
  • Merle Kilgore - Himself
  • Jack Elliott - Himself (as Ramblin' Jack Elliott)
  • Hector Britt - Hank
  • Larry Lindsey - Jerry
  • Conrad E. Palmisano - First Cop in Chase (as Conrad Palmisano)
  • Tim Chitwood - Second Cop
  • Bobby Sargent - Third Cop
  • Rick Seaman - Fourth Cop
  • Lenore Woodward - Little Old Lady
  • Terry Wills - First Narc
  • Chuck Bulot - Second Narc
  • Helena Hurmann - Manager
  • Marcy Hanson - Groupie
  • Carole McClellan - Sheriff
  • Rudy Ortiz - Soundman
  • Bruce Patron - Blondie Road Manager
  • William Hanna - Tire Salesman
  • James Lewis - Pete
  • Ray Benson - Himself
  • Richard Portnow - First New York Wino
  • Anthony Casertano - Second New York Wino
  • Sheryl Cooper - Herself
  • Joe Gannon - Spittle Manager
  • Jesse Frederick - Alice Cooper Roadie
  • Larry Marshall - Second Roadie
  • Rick Brunt - Third Roadie
  • Eric Gardner - Concert Promoter
  • Kurtwood Smith - Security Guard
  • Paul Jamieson - New York Soundman
  • Fred Mandel - Alice Cooper Band
  • Davey Johnstone - Alice Cooper Band
  • Roger Powell - Alice Cooper Band
  • Kasim Sulton - Alice Cooper Band
  • John Wilcox - Alice Cooper Band
  • Kerry Craig - The Bama Band
  • Joe Hamilton - The Bama Band
  • Warren Keith - The Bama Band
  • Charles Smith - The Bama Band
  • Dale Stratton - The Bama Band
  • Shona Lay - Spittle (by Standing Waves)
  • Bob Murray - Spittle (by Standing Waves)
  • Larry Seaman - Spittle (by Standing Waves)
  • Randy Franklin - Spittle (by Standing Waves)
  • David Cardwell - Spittle (by Standing Waves)

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