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Patti Rocks (1988)

It's Christmas time in the twin cities. Billy's working a lot of overtime, running barges on the Mississippi. He calls his friend Eddie, whom he hasn't seen in six months, and asks a favor:... See full summary »
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Credited cast:
Chris Mulkey ... Billy Regis
John Jenkins ... Eddie Hassit
Karen Landry ... Patti Rocks
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ralph Estlie Ralph Estlie ... Old Drunk
Joy Langer Joy Langer ... Steambeast's daughter
Mae Mayhew Mae Mayhew ... Old Lady
Joe Minjares Joe Minjares ... Chicano mechanic
Buffy Sedlachek Buffy Sedlachek ... Steambeast
Ken Tronnes Ken Tronnes ... Drunk couple in bar
Sally Tronnes Sally Tronnes ... Drunk couple in bar
David Turk David Turk ... Barge Worker
Stephen Yoakam Stephen Yoakam ... Bartender


It's Christmas time in the twin cities. Billy's working a lot of overtime, running barges on the Mississippi. He calls his friend Eddie, whom he hasn't seen in six months, and asks a favor: to drive with him to see his pregnant girlfriend, Patti, because Billy hasn't told her he's married and already has two children. The road trip of guy talk becomes a night of truths exchanged between men and women. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Just when you thought sex was no laughing matter. See more »


Comedy | Drama


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Release Date:

19 April 1989 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Kärlek på villovägar See more »

Filming Locations:

Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA See more »


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FilmDallas Pictures See more »
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Did You Know?


In one scene, Chris Mulkey shows a photo of his two children and mentions that their names are Amelia and Elizabeth. In real life, Mulkey has two daughters with the same names. See more »


When Patti turns her hand mirror around a crew member with a mustache is briefly reflected in it. See more »

Crazy Credits

After the final credits Patti is shown sitting in bed looking at the Polaroid photo she took of Billy and Eddie. See more »


Follows Loose Ends (1975) See more »


Two for the Road
Written by John Penny
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Raw, honest two-hander
18 February 2006 | by fertilecelluloidSee all my reviews

Before there was "In The Company of Men", there was "Patti Rocks". David Burton Morris's raw, honest, perceptive exploration of the open sores that exist between men and women is a neat two-hander. Chris Mulkey and John Jenkins hit the road to visit Patti Rocks, a woman one of the guys has knocked up. Their road trip becomes a fascinating dialog on the way men perceive women and women fail to understand men. The film was slapped with an "X" rating for language originally, but earned an "R" on appeal. These days, you'd probably hear similar chat on an HBO series, so the language is no big deal, but the script is very well written and the resolution is novel. For the saltiest X-rated language these days, look no further than a Max Hardcore video (preferably an uncut Euro version). Happy hunting.

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