Travis W. Redfish is a small town boy who likes the finer things in life—country music, beer, and chewing tobacco. He lives at home with his wacky disabled father Corpus and his obnoxiously rural sister. While en route delivering some beer with his buddy B.B., Travis meets a young rock and roll groupie named Lola Bouilliabase, whose only goal in life is to lose her virginity to rock star Alice Cooper. Smitten, Travis hopes to win Lola’s affections by heading cross country with her in a traveling rock band as their number one roadie! Along the way, Travis meets some of the biggest names in rock history—well, at least for 1980—including Roy Orbison, Hank Williams, Jr., Blondie, and many others. Through various cities and venues, Travis and Lola will find that love is the glue that holds rock and roll together! —DVDverdict.com
The son of director Oscar Rudolph, writer-director Alan Rudolph followed in the footsteps of mentor Robert Altman, embracing a similar kind of ensemble picture while pursuing his own personal, less satiric, more human vision. Despised by mainstream Hollywood, he has managed to stay true to his idiosyncratic muse and remain in the game despite never having had a breakthrough commercial success. Rudolph’s dialogue has a snappy, flirtatious quality, and his distinctive “pan-and-zoom” style allows audiences to experience performances that are not built from cut to cut. It is not unusual for a Rudolph film to contain four or five shots that are as long as six or seven minutes, unheard of in this era of high-tech editing. Actors who like working with him because he lets them get into real-life rhythms wave their usual salaries, enabling him to adhere to ridiculously low budgets, and he frequently reteams with his talent, knowing that subsequent collaborations will only be richer.
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