Back Roads

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Overview

For his follow-up to 1979's Academy Award-winning Norma Rae, director Martin Ritt re-teams with that film's star, Sally Field, for this gritty romantic road comedy. Reportedly Ritt's homage to Frank Capra's films of the 1930s, Back Roads stars Field as Amy Post, a no-nonsense prostitute in the deep South struggling with the fact that she gave up her only child for adoption. When Amy first encounters the recently unemployed Elmore Pratt Tommy Lee Jones, she is anything but fond of the drifter. But after taking to ...
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Overview

For his follow-up to 1979's Academy Award-winning Norma Rae, director Martin Ritt re-teams with that film's star, Sally Field, for this gritty romantic road comedy. Reportedly Ritt's homage to Frank Capra's films of the 1930s, Back Roads stars Field as Amy Post, a no-nonsense prostitute in the deep South struggling with the fact that she gave up her only child for adoption. When Amy first encounters the recently unemployed Elmore Pratt Tommy Lee Jones, she is anything but fond of the drifter. But after taking to the road together with dreams of California, the two societal misfits find themselves falling for each other. Ritt and Field would team together once again four years later in another romantic comedy set in the South, Murphy's Romance.
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Special Features

Closed Caption; Widescreen version enhanced for 16:9 TV's; Dolby Digital: English 5.1 surround/English 2.0 surround; English subtitles
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 5/3/2005
  • UPC: 097368888845
  • Original Release: 1981
  • Rating:

  • Source: Paramount
  • Region Code: 1
  • Presentation: Wide Screen / Subtitled
  • Time: 1:44:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 13,657

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Sally Field Amy Post
Tommy Lee Jones Elmore Pratt
David Keith Mason
Miriam Colon Angel
Michael Vincente Gazzo Tazio
Dan Shor Spivey
M. Emmet Walsh Arthur
Barbara Babcock Rickey's Mom
Nell Carter Waitress
Alex Colon Enrique
Royce D. Applegate Father
Jim Bailey Billy
Fred Baldwin Gordy
Don "Red" Barry Pete
Richard Boyle Ernest
David Dahlgren Mel
Lee de Broux Red
Bruce M. Fischer Ezra
Brian Frishman Bleitz
Tony Ganios Bartini
Bill Holliday Isaac
John M. Jackson Merle
Billy Jayne The Boy Thief
John Dennis Johnston Gilly
Eliott Keener Willis
Eric Laneuville Pinball Wizard
Lee Mc Laughlin Deputy
David Powladge Fight Announcer
Ralph Seymour Gosler
Henry Slate Grover
Diane Summerfield Liz
Woody Watson Larry
John Wilmot Ed
Technical Credits
Martin Ritt Director
John A. Alonzo Cinematographer
Alan Bergman Songwriter
Marilyn Bergman Songwriter
Gary de Vore Screenwriter
Gregory Garrison Set Decoration/Design
Walter Scott Herndon Production Designer
Sid Levin Editor
Henry Mancini Score Composer
Ronald Shedlo Producer
Barry Thomas Sound/Sound Designer
Ron Wright Asst. Director
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Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. Late Night Love [3:43]
2. Cheap Date [4:00]
3. Help From A Stranger [6:18]
4. Private Lives [6:53]
5. Open Road [6:44]
6. County Fair [7:27]
7. Dancing Sailors [6:23]
8. Walking The Street [6:58]
9. Freight Train [:23]
10. Alone Again [7:07]
11. Apology [7:58]
12. Fight Before The Fight [5:37]
13. The Enforcer [5:41]
14. Losers [5:52]
15. Settling An Argument [5:42]
16. In Love [4:48]
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Menu

Side #1 --
   Play
   Set Up
      Audio Options
         English 5.1 Surround
         English 2.0 Surround
      Subtitle Options
         English
         None
   Scene Selection
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  • Posted October 1, 2010

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    A TRUE SOUTHERN LOVE STORY AND sALLY FIELD & TOMMY LEE JONES DO IT VERY WELL.

    This 1980's movie is old school showing tough times. Most people will have a hard time understanding, that even though it is a movie there are some real life truths.

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