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Two-Lane Blacktop

USA, English, 102 mins

  • Director: Monte Hellman
  • Writer: Will Corry; Rudy Wurlitzer
  • Producer: Gary Kurtz; Michael Laughlin

CGiii Comment

Full of supposed existential qualities and regarded, by many, as a minimalist masterpiece which means little dialogue and a bit artsy-fartsy.

Harry Dean Stanton plays a creepy homo cowboy - because, in the 70s, all homos were creepy.

To appreciate this, you have to really like road movies and racing (and a moaning girl) otherwise, it's a poorly lit boys-and-their-toys dirge to masculinity.

Cast & Characters

James Taylor as The Driver;
Warren Oates as G.T.O;
Laurie Bird as The Girl;
Dennis Wilson as The Mechanic;
David Drake as Needles Station Attendant;
Richard Ruth as Needles Station Mechanic;
Rudy Wurlitzer as Hot Rod Driver;
Jaclyn Hellman as Driver's Girl;
Bill Keller as Texas Hitchhiker;
Harry Dean Stanton as Oklahoma Hitchhiker;
Don Samuels as Texas Policeman #1;
Charles Moore as Texas Policeman #2;
Tom Green as Boswell Attendant;
W.H. Harrison as Parts Store Owner;
Alan Vint as Man in Roadhouse

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