Cinema: Semidetached

ROAD MOVIE is a pitifully clumsy yarn about a couple of truckers (Robert Drivas, Barry Bostwick), the hooker they pick up for relaxation (Regina Baff), and the interstate agonies of owning a rig and trying to haul your freight to Chicago on time — before the gas crisis. Director Joseph Strick has made several other films (The Balcony, Ulysses), although it is not apparent here. Road Movie is a shambling hour and a half padded out with highway footage photographed from the truck's cab. The woman's character is the most interesting in the film, though there is not much competition. She...

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