Ode to Billy Joe
Ode to Billy Joe (1976)

Based on Bobby Gentry's haunting 1967 song, this drama attempts to explain why 17-year-old Billy Joe McAllister jumped off the Talahatchie Bridge. Billy Joe is in love with Bobbie Lee Hartley, until he gets drunk one night and has an… More

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Rated: PG
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Release Date: June 4, 1976
DVD Release Date: February 12, 2014
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Steve Crum

Very weak plot, acting based on flash hit song of the '70s.

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jay nixon
Great song but a dull indifferently acted movie.
Randy Tippy
Not the 'manliest' of movies, in fact you could plausibly retitle it <i>Brokeback Bridge</i>, but I never get tired of watching it. I had… More