Director: Robert Kaylor Cast: Gary Busey, Jodie Foster, Robbie Robertson
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In Robert Kaylor's Carny, the world of the carnival is an illusion manipulated by the carnies to fleece the suckers. The marks generally deserve what they get, because of their greed, corruption, or just plain stupidity. It's share and share alike for Frankie (Gary Busey) and Patch (Robbie Robertson), partners in a dunk-the-bozo act in a carnival travelling through the American South. At one of the small-town stops, Donna (Jodie Foster), an alienated teenager, dumps her obnoxious boyfriend and, with Frankie's encouragement, joins up and moves into their trailer (and Frankie's bed). Feeling displaced, Patch schemes to get Donna out of the carnival. However, the carnival's owner needs Donna to foil a loathsome pair of local officials who demand payoffs. She plays her part perfectly and is accepted by all, although she moves into another trailer.

Product Details

Release Date: 08/04/2009
UPC: 0883316194461
Original Release: 1980
Rating: R
Source: Warner Archives
Presentation: [Wide Screen]
Time: 1:47:00
Sales rank: 26,526

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Gary Busey Frankie
Jodie Foster Donna
Robbie Robertson Patch
Elisha Cook OnYour-Mark
Meg Foster Gerta
Kenneth McMillan Heavy
John Lehne Skeet
Tina Andrews Sugaree
Bert Remsen Delno
Alan Braunstein Willie Mae
Bill McKinney Dill
Craig Wasson Mickey
Robert DoQui Actor
Albert B. Smith Actor
Tim Thomerson Doubles
Theodore Wilson Nails
Woodrow Parfrey W.C. Hannon
Jordan Cael Flame
John Cassidy Harry the Hat
William S. Bartman Hi-Striker
Terry Beaver Trucker
Bob Hannah Tough #1
Randy Patrick Mark
Jerry Rushing Trucker
Fred Ward Jack
Nomi Mitty Eight Color Girl

Technical Credits
Robert Kaylor Director,Screenwriter
Thomas Baum Screenwriter
Arthur Brewer Special Effects
Adams Calvert Special Effects
William J. Cassidy Production Designer
Dennis E. Dolan Editor
Richard Hashimoto Production Manager
Bill Kaplan Sound/Sound Designer
Ray Molyneaux Set Decoration/Design
Alex North Score Composer
Stuart H. Pappe Editor
Charles R. Pierce Set Decoration/Design
Charlene Roberson Makeup
Robbie Robertson Producer,Screenwriter
Josan F. Russo Art Director
William P. Scott Asst. Director
Harry Stradling Cinematographer
Jonathan Taplin Executive Producer

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Carny 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
mike-s More than 1 year ago
Excellent depiction of carnival life. Busey really comes through with this role as does Foster. Probably one of Busey's best efforts. Subject gets down to earth, but it is well worth the ride.