Back Roads (I Love The 80's)
Sally Field reunites with her Norma Rae director Martin Ritt (Hud, Sounder) for this engaging road comedy that also stars Tommy Lee Jones (The Fugitive, The Hunted) and David Keith (An Officer and a Gentleman). Field plays Amy Post, a hooker with a heart of gold who winds up on the road to California with Elmore Pratt (Jones), a crooked former prizefighter with maybe one good fight left in him. Sharing a turbulent relationship, the pair heads west from the Deep South - each banking on the new beginnings that beckon and the dreams that may come true once they reach the Golden State. M. Emmet Walsh, Barbara Babcock and Nell Carter (as a pistol-packing waitress) add touches of flavor to this gritty, absorbing story of two people living on the fringe, and their intriguing journey.