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Ode to Billy Joe [DVD] [1976]

  • SKU: 17444115
  • Release Date: 03/12/2013
  • Rating: PG
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    Overview

    Ratings & Reviews


    Overall Customer Rating:
    100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (8 out of 8)

    Special Features


    • Vintage Featurette Bobbie Gentry - A Voice of the South
    • Theatrical Trailer

    Synopsis


    Ode to Billy Joe
    Bobbie Gentry's hauntingly enigmatic 1967 hit single served as the inspiration of this story of unrequited teenage love. In 1953, Bobbie Lee Hartley (Glynnis O'Connor) is 15 years old and in love with 18-year-old Billy Joe McAllister (Robbie Benson). Unfortunately, Bobbie's father (Sandy McPeak) and mother (Joan Hotchkis) forbid her to date until she's 16, and until then, Billy Joe and Bobbie Lee are supposed to be content with occasional meetings after church on Sunday. The teenage lovers sometimes steal away for meetings on the Tallahatchie Bridge, but while the other local boys are able to slake their frustrations with the prostitutes imported for the occasional town dances, a booze-addled Billy Joe succumbs to another sort of temptation, and his guilt first destroys his relationship with Bobbie Lee, and then leads to his self-destruction. Ode to Billy Joe was produced and directed by Max Baer,Jr., best remembered as Jethro Bodine on The Beverly Hillbillies. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

    Cast & Crew


    • Robby Benson
      Robby Benson - Billy Joe McAllister
    • Glynnis O'Connor
      Glynnis O'Connor - Bobbie Lee Hartley
    • Joan Hotchkis
      Joan Hotchkis - Mrs. Hartley
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      Sandy McPeak - Mr. Hartley
    • James Best
      James Best - Dewey Barksdale



    Customer rating

    Rating 4.8 out of 5 stars with 8 reviews

    100%
    would recommend to a friend
    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      An amazing movie

      Posted
      invisibleman1000

      This a great movie from the 70's about a boy in love, who made a mistake, and takes a tragic turn. Based off the song, it brings a new feel and story to the surface, and is sure to please for years. I'm glad this is finally coming out on DVD, I hope there are cast commentaries, Robby Benson still melts my heart.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      BEST MOVIE EVER!

      Posted
      Megan19902009

      This movie is sooooooooo good! I'm been waiting for it to come out on dvd for like four years. I've already pre-ordered the movie! Cannot wait until it gets here in Feb.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Excellent movie

      Posted
      resi
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      I've always loved this movie. What a wonderful love story. It's a shame it had a sad ending.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Great movie!!!

      Posted
      Lisa
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      I love this movie!!!! It's been years since I've seen it. I can watch it any time I want to now.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Like the movie

      Posted
      Kkmtm415
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      Kind of rough raw acting but still good enough movie to watch

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      great teenage love story with a tragic end

      Posted
      Hotaudee

      I'm so excited to finally be able to own a copy if this movie ...it only shows on t.v. every few years!

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Excellent movie!

      Posted
      Kkmtm415
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      Love the movie, A lot of current actors started in this movie

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Great Movie

      Posted
      Greatluly
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      It's a good drama movie and a has a good '50's type of setting.

      I would recommend this to a friend



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