Rafferty and the Gold Dust Twins is another sterile Warner Bros. comedy-drama about the 'little people' of America, as seen through the eyes of Beverly Hills and Upper Manhattan. Alan Arkin stars as a loutish bumbler, fraudulently kidnapped by Sally Kellerman and teenager Mackenzie Phillips, into an odyssey through many lower class southwest locations.

Rafferty and the Gold Dust Twins is another sterile Warner Bros. comedy-drama about the ‘little people’ of America, as seen through the eyes of Beverly Hills and Upper Manhattan. Alan Arkin stars as a loutish bumbler, fraudulently kidnapped by Sally Kellerman and teenager Mackenzie Phillips, into an odyssey through many lower class southwest locations.

Arkin’s stereotyped Everyman clod meshes awkwardly with spaced-out Kellerman’s formula characterization, thereby throwing interest by default to Phillips (the mature moppet of American Graffiti) in another good streetwise role).

Harry Dean Stanton in a very good part as an embittered yahoo, and Charlie Martin Smith (also from Graffiti) are among the more effective supporting players.

Rafferty and the Gold Dust Twins

Production

Warner. Director Dick Richards; Producer Michael Gruscoff, Art Linson; Screenplay John Kaye; Camera Ralph Woolsey; Editor Walter Thompson; Music Artie Butler; Art Director Joel Schiller

Crew

(Color) Widescreen. Available on VHS. Extract of a review from 1975. Running time: 91 MIN.

With

Alan Arkin Sally Kellerman Mackenzie Phillips Alex Rocco Charles Martin Smith Harry Dean Stanton
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