From The Grindhouse Cinema Database

Roadie (1980, USA) is a Rock N' Roll-Comedy film directed by Alan Rudolph.


Main Details

  • Released in 1980
  • Color
  • Running Time: 106 Min
  • Production Co: Alive Enterprises | Vivant Productions
  • Distribution Co: United Artists (1980) (USA) (theatrical)
  • Directed by Alan Rudolph
  • Written by Big Boy Medlin, Michael Ventura, Zalman King, Alan Rudolph
  • Starring Meat Loaf, Alice Cooper, Blondie, Kaki Hunter, Art Carney, Gailard Sartain, Don Cornelius, Rhonda Bates, Joe Spano, Richard Marion
  • Produced by Zalman King, Carolyn Pfeiffer, John Pommer
  • Original Music by Craig Huxley (as Craig Hundley)
  • Cinematography by David Myers
  • Film Editing by Tom Walls

Plot Summary

  • A young Texas good ol' boy has a knack with electronic equipment, and that talent gets him a job as a roadie with a raucous travelling rock-and-roll show.

Also Known As

  • A menedzser (Hungary)
  • Roadie (Denmark)
  • Roadie - Os Loucos Caminhos do Rock (Portugal)
  • Roadie le strade del rock (Italy)
  • Roadie: O superstar tis asfaltou (Greece)


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