Video Release: January 22, 2002
Theatrical Release: 1981
Rating: PG (MPAA)
Studio: Anchor Bay Entertainment
- Closed Captioned
- Digitally Mastered
- Runtime: 107 minutes
- NTSC (Canada and USA)
- Originally in English
- Released in English
Merchants and residents of a small Florida hamlet called Ticlaw are up in arms over the construction of a major freeway that's scheduled to bypass their town, funnelling much needed tourism thirty-two miles up the road to freeway's nearest exit. Mayor Kirby T. Calo attempts to bribe highway officials into changing the exit's location, but to no avail. Strangely, however, the highway's travellers and tourists wind up in Ticlaw anyway, resulting in an unexperienced and lively meeting of misfits and mismatched characters.
A crazy farce in which a varied assortment of individuals cross
each other's paths in their pursuit of fun & fortune. The
finale consists of one of the most incredible car wrecks ever
An acclaimed director and actor John Schlesinger, whose credits include, "Midnight Cowboy" and "Sunday, Bloody Sunday," is known for his ability to extract sensitive and moving performance from actors. Many have speculated that this is because of his background as an actor of the 1950s. "Midnight Cowboy," made in 1969, was heralded as his greatest and most successful film. It won Best Picture and Best Director at the Oscars. More recently Schlesinger's made "The Belivers," (1987); "Madam Sousatzka" (1988) and "Pacific Heights" (1990).