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Rafferty and the Gold Dust Twins (1975)

Hapless driving instructor and former Gunnery Sergeant Rafferty, living in squalor near Hollywood, California, doesn't put up too much of a fight when two ladies hitch a ride and attempt to... See full summary »

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Hapless driving instructor and former Gunnery Sergeant Rafferty, living in squalor near Hollywood, California, doesn't put up too much of a fight when two ladies hitch a ride and attempt to kidnap him in their attempt to get to New Orleans; while initially put off, Rafferty finds he's charmed by the kooky pair of misfits and the three of them drive to Las Vegas, Nevada and later Tucson, Arizona, where their bond eventually unravels. Written by moonspinner55

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They took Rafferty for everything he had and thereby saved his life. See more »

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1 September 1975 (Sweden)  »

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Rafferty and the Highway Hustlers  »

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Sally Kellerman was reluctant to take on "another road movie" so soon after "Slither" (1973). The main thing that persuaded her, she writes, was that she would get to sing, one of Sally's passions. Kellerman also writes that director Dick Richards was uninterested in hearing Sally's thoughts about her character, but had no problem discussing character and motivation with Alan Arkin. Sally says she eventually started filtering her thoughts to Richards through Arkin, as if they were Arkin's ideas. See more »

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Charles Martin Smith's character says he's on a 15-day pass. In the Army, this would be considered a leave. Passes are almost always for two or three days. A pass is for short periods of time. Less than a week. See more »

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Boring comedy
9 May 2002 | by See all my reviews

I suspected this might not be a good movie since Pauline "Hates Everything Popular" Kael gave it a good review. Still, I gave it a chance, much to my regret. Though it's ostensibly a comedy, there is not one single laugh here - in fact, the movie often seems afraid of trying to generate any humor. None of the three leads is likable - Phillips is annoying, Kellerman bland, and Arkin is so boring it's no wonder we see his character asleep several times in the movie. To top it off, the movie is pretty much plotless, with the movie going whatever way it feels like, with no point in sight. This probably wouldn't have mattered had the movie been funny - but it isn't.


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