Rafferty and the Gold Dust Twins
|Rafferty and the Gold Dust Twins|
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|Directed by||Dick Richards|
Jerry Bruckheimer (associate producer)|
|Written by||John Kaye|
Harry Dean Stanton
|Music by||Artie Butler|
|Distributed by||Warner Bros.|
Rafferty and the Gold Dust Twins is a 1975 film directed by Dick Richards and written by John Kaye. The film was the second film produced by Jerry Bruckheimer, for which he received an associate producer credit. The film features the song "Honky Tonk Angels" as performed by lead actress Sally Kellerman.
"Rafferty wasn't going anywhere anyway."
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Idiotic driving instructor and former United States Marine Corps Gunnery Sergeant Rafferty (Alan Arkin) lives in poverty near Hollywood, California. He allows two women (Sally Kellerman and Mackenzie Phillips) to kidnap him after hitching a ride in an attempt to reach New Orleans. He eventually enjoys their company and the three take a road trip to Las Vegas and end up in Tucson, Arizona.
|Sally Kellerman||Mackinley Beachwood|
|Mackenzie Phillips||Rita Sykes|
|Alan Arkin||Gunny Rafferty|
|Richard Hale||Reverend Culpepper|
|Earl W. Smith||Johnny Young|
This film was release in the UK 20th March 1977 as a double bill with Michael Apted cult film The Squeeze 1977.
The film received favorable reviews at the time. Richard F. Shepard of The New York Times finishes up his review:
|“||Rafferty and the Gold Dust Twins passes the time pleasantly enough [with] several belly laughs and lots of chuckles.||”|
- Rafferty and the Gold Dust Twins at the Internet Movie Database
- Rafferty and the Gold Dust Twins at AllMovie
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