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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. ~ Matthew Tobey, Rovi

Cast

Sally Field
as Amy Post
Tommy Lee Jones
as Elmore Pratt
David Keith
as Mason
Miriam Colon
as Angel
Michael Vincente Gazzo
as Tazio
Dan Shor
as Spivey
M. Emmet Walsh
as Arthur
Barbara Babcock
as Rickey's Mom
Nell Carter
as Waitress
Alex Colon
as Enrique
Billy Jayne
as The Boy Thief
John Dennis Johnston
as Gilly
David Dahlgren
as Mel
John M. Jackson
as Merle
Bill Holliday
as Isaac
Ralph Seymour
as Gosler
Henry Slate
as Grover
Eric Laneuville
as Pinball Wizard
Lee de Broux
as Red
Tony Ganios
as Bartini
Brian Frishman
as Bleitz
Woody Watson
as Larry
Fred Baldwin
as Gordy
John Wilmot
as Ed
Royce D. Applegate
as Father
David Powladge
as Fight Announcer
Don "Red" Barry
as Pete
Richard Boyle
as Ernest
Eliott Keener
as Willis

Crew

Martin Ritt
Director
Ronald Shedlo
Producer
Gary de Vore
Screenwriter
John A. Alonzo
Cinematographer
Alan Bergman
Songwriter
Henry Mancini
Composer (Music Score)
Marilyn Bergman
Songwriter
Sid Levin
Editor
Gregory Garrison
Set Designer
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