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Carny Details


In [[Performer~P96963~Robert Kaylor~robertkaylor]]'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 ([[Performer~P9844~Gary Busey~garybusey]]) and Patch ([[Performer~P108514~Robbie Robertson~robbierobertson]]), partners in a dunk-the-bozo act in a carnival travelling through the American South. At one of the small-town stops, Donna ([[Performer~P90220~Jodie Foster~jodiefoster]]), 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. ~ Steve Press, Rovi


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


Robert Kaylor
Robbie Robertson
Jonathan Taplin
Robbie Robertson
Robert Kaylor
Thomas Baum
Harry Stradling, Jr.
Alex North
Composer (Music Score)
Stuart H. Pappe
William J. Cassidy
Production Designer
Jonathan Taplin
Executive Producer
Ray Molyneaux
Set Designer
Bill Kaplan
Sound/Sound Designer
William P. Scott
First Assistant Director
Richard Hashimoto
Production Manager
Phoebe Kaylor
Short Story Author
Garth Craven
Second Unit Director
Charlene Roberson