Review: ‘Citizens Band’

Plot peg is the truck accident of philandering husband Charles Napier, who's got Ann Wedgeworth in Dallas and Marcia Rodd in Portland, both with homes and children.

Plot peg is the truck accident of philandering husband Charles Napier, who’s got Ann Wedgeworth in Dallas and Marcia Rodd in Portland, both with homes and children.

While he is recovering at the hands of Alix Elias (whose charms are mobile), the two suspicious women arrive in a small town where Paul Le Mat and estranged brother Bruce McGill are both courting Candy Clark. Roberts Blossom is the boy’s irascible widower-father. Linking all their lives is the CB radio, buzzing away like a verbal Muzak.

The CB dialog exemplifies the good-natured horsing around that marks those channels, at the same time the serious emergency traffic that often saves lives.

Citizens Band

Production

Fields/Paramount. Director Jonathan Demme; Producer Freddie Fields; Screenplay Paul Brickman; Camera Jordan Cronenweth; Editor John F. Link II; Music Bill Conti;; Art Director Bill Malley

Crew

(Color) Available on VHS. Extract of a review from 1977. Running time: 98 MIN.

With

Paul Le Mat Candy Clark Ann Wedgeworth Marcia Rodd Charles Napier Alex Elias
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