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Rafferty and the Gold Dust Twins (1975)

Hapless driving instructor and former Gunnery Sergeant Rafferty, living in squalor near Hollywood, California, doesn't put up too much of a fight when two ladies hitch a ride and attempt to... See full summary »

Director:

Dick Richards

Writer:

John Kaye
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Alan Arkin ... Rafferty
Sally Kellerman ... McKinley 'Mac' Beachwood
Mackenzie Phillips ... Rita 'Frisbee' Sykes
Alex Rocco ... Vinnie
Charles Martin Smith ... Alan Boone (as Charlie Martin Smith)
Harry Dean Stanton ... Billy Winston
John McLiam ... John Beachwood
Richard Hale ... Reverend Culpepper - The Jesus Freak
Louis Prima ... Louis Prima
Sam Butera ... Sam Butera
The Witnesses The Witnesses ... The Witnesses
Arch Johnson ... Smitty
Barbara Colby ... Young Woman
David Proval ... The Incessant Talker
George O'Hanlon Jr. ... Roy - Gas Station Attendant
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Hapless driving instructor and former Gunnery Sergeant Rafferty, living in squalor near Hollywood, California, doesn't put up too much of a fight when two ladies hitch a ride and attempt to kidnap him in their attempt to get to New Orleans; while initially put off, Rafferty finds he's charmed by the kooky pair of misfits and the three of them drive to Las Vegas, Nevada and later Tucson, Arizona, where their bond eventually unravels. Written by moonspinner55

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Rafferty wasn't going anywhere, anyway. See more »

Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

1 September 1975 (Sweden) See more »

Also Known As:

Rafferty and the Highway Hustlers See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Sally Kellerman did her own singing. See more »

Goofs

Drum brakes on any make of American car cannot be repaired without taking off the wheel and brake drum. And repairing a wheel cylinder would also require brake fluid. See more »

Soundtracks

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Written by J.D. Miller
Performed by Sally Kellerman
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Louis Prima
21 October 2015 | by davjazzerSee all my reviews

This film has one of Louis Prima's last appearances. (He took ill in 1975). Louis can be seen in the Casino scenes along with longtime backups,Sam Butera and the Witnesses. They perform excerpts of "When Your Lover has Gone", "Che la Luna" and "Got you Under my Skin". Although the sequence is short and peppered with dialog,the old Prima magic shines thru. By this time,Louis was working with Sam and the Witnesses only. Keely Smith had been gone since 1961 and Gia Maione,Louis' singing partner and wife was only appearing with the group occaisinly The film is so-so,but worth staying with to enjoy Louis,Sam and the Band.


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