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Honky Tonk Freeway

3.8 out of 5 stars 19 customer reviews

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From the Back Cover

An outrageous trip through roadside America from the Oscar-winning director of Midnight Cowboy and Darling. Welcome to Ticaw, Florida, a tiny town just off the highway with big dreams of attracting huge tourist dollars. But when construction of the new freeway leaves them without a crucial exit ramp, the desperate townsfolk decide to take motor matters into their own hands. Now with the help of a water-skiing elephant, a rampaging rhino, some well-placed explosives and an invasion of very odd travelers, this busy freeway is about to take one extremely strange detour.

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Product Details

  • Actors: David Rasche, Paul Jabara, Howard Hesseman, Teri Garr, Jenn Thompson
  • Directors: John Schlesinger
  • Writers: Edward Clinton
  • Producers: Don Boyd, Hawk Koch
  • Format: Closed-captioned, Color, Widescreen, NTSC
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated:
    PG
    Parental Guidance Suggested
  • Studio: Starz / Anchor Bay
  • DVD Release Date: January 22, 2002
  • Run Time: 107 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (19 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00005R243
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #182,075 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "Honky Tonk Freeway" on IMDb

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If you are looking for a good laugh, get this movie! An oldie, I've been looking for it on cable for 10+ years. Beverly D'Angelo, Beau Bridges, William Devane, Jessica Tandy, Hume Chroyn, David (?) (the guy who played "Sledgehammer") and other character actors you'll recoznize. One of the funniest scenes has George Dzunda smelling women's panties.
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Honky Tonk Freeway is an 80's movie worth watching! The 80's had some amazingly funny actors and actresses and this movie made sure it was full of fun! William Devane, Beau Bridges, Beverly De'Angelo to name a few, filled this funny movie with lots of talents. This movie was made in my hometown of Mount Dora Florida. (Yes, I was in it with my family as extras)They painted our entire downtown pink! The storyline is about a small town in Florida trying to get an off-ramp to the new freeway and all the problems getting it. You will see a pink town, good music, lots of mishaps and a waterskiing elephant! We need more humor in our constantly changing world. Get this movie, grab your family and some popcorn and sit down and laugh yourself happy!
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I love this movie. There is wall-to-wall entertainment; or rather, tire-to-tire. Not one minute leaves you bored. It's a road movie but there is so much more. I love the characters. The actors playing them are all fantastic. I know this is an awful review but if you have ever just wanted to relax, past midnight, to watch a cool movie that will make you laugh but not to where your ribs hurt (the older we get, the harder it is to watch really, really funny movies, isn't it?) then this is your film.
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This is a classic 80's movie with all the great stars of the day. Occasionally found on cable, but not often enough. The DVD is very hard to find and extremely expensive new as it has been out of print for decades.
Story of a dying Florida town passed over for an exit on the freeway that cuts through their town. They take it upon themselves to create an off ramp and kidnap all the motorists coming off the road. The movie follows all the wacky characters driving to Florida who get held hostage and the ensuing results.
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I was taking a bus tour to Mt Dora, FL where this film was made in 1980. My grandson was able to bring the movie up on my computer for me. I've wanted to go there since I saw the movie in the 80's. I could not get it on Netflix or local libraries. The Lakeside Inn is the oldest continually operational inn in the state of FL. The movie was a little corny but I loved it because I was going there. I am pleased the movie will stay on my computer for a month. Can show my friends.
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One of the worst movies to ever grace a screen of any size. The only reason we rented this was to see the City of Mount Dora Florida back in the day after we had visited it this year. A local told us that during the making of this movie in the early 80's they painted the town pink. So we rented this and other then a lack of plot, some truly awful acting and an incoherent ending, (spoiler alert) there is a water skiing elephant, so there's that.

If your having trouble sleeping try this, or say, if you really dislike the person in your secret Santa office gift exchange giving this may be the ticket. Everyone else not so much.
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I saw this at a theater during it's one week run. It's quite a surprise to see it listed as one of the great flops in the history of movies. I thought that it was a very good satire on the human condition.
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This was one of the funniest movies I have ever seen.
Celebrity cast, Jessica Tandy/Hume Cronin
Some of the best stunt work you'll see.
Even has an elephant water ski.
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