Honky Tonk Freeway

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Released 1981

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Director:
John Schlesinger
Released:
1981
Rating:
PG
Honky Tonk Freeway is a 1981 ensemble comedy directed by John Schlesinger, more widely known for his direction of Midnight Cowboy, Marathon Man, and The Falcon and the Snowman. The film stars David Rasche, Paul Jabara and Howard Hessemen. Jessica Tandy, Daniel Stern, Beau Bridges and Beverly D'Angelo have smaller roles. Ticlaw a small struggling tourist town in Florida has one attraction, a safari park. The city is excited when the government announces plans to construct a highway through the community. However, excitement soon turns to anger when it becomes clear that Ticlaw will not receive its own exit ramp. Led by their flamboyant major and part time preacher, the citizens of Ticlaw embark on a project to draw more tourists to the community and convince the governor to build them an on-ramp. A secondary plot examines a cast of eccentric characters traveling across the United States toward Florida. Each of these characters is drawn to Ticlaw where they all meet in a hilarious conclusion.moreless
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