Handle with Care (The Great American Citizen's Band)
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Handle with Care (The Great American Citizen's Band)
CB radios provide a human connection between the lives of a collection of varied characters in Jonathan Demme's energizing film that exploits the CB radio craze of the mid-'70s. Chrome Angel (Charles Napier) is a truck driver who has an accident and is laid up recuperating at the home of Hot Coffee (Alix Elias). A road-roaring philanderer, Chrome Angel is a bigamist with a wife, Dallas (Ann Wedgeworth), in Dallas and another wife, Portland (Marcia Rodd), in Portland. The two women converge in a small town where Spider (Paul Le Mat) and his embittered brother Blood (Bruce McGill) are… More

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"A vivacious poem of American restlessness"
‑ Fernando F. Croce, CinePassion
"This charming film (aka Handle With Care) was a commercial failure, but it holds up well and resonates more strongly when examined vis-a-vis Demme's other communal films, Melvin and Howard and Something Wild."
‑ Emanuel Levy, EmanuelLevy.Com
"An engaging and modest movie about how individuals in a small town are drawn together through their CBs."
‑ Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat, Spirituality and Practice
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