- Rated: PG
- Run Time: 1 hours, 35 minutes
- Video: Color
- Released: December 28, 2004
- Originally Released: 1981
- Label: Universal Studios
- Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
- Packaging: Snap Case
- Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33
- Dolby Digital 2.0 - English
Performers, Cast and Crew:
Variety - 08/26/1981
"...Sissy Spacek is excellent as usual..."
New York Times - 09/18/1981
"...A movie of sweet, low-keyed charm....Spacek is a lovely actress of unexpected grit and humor..."
A young divorcee scandalizes a small Texan community when she allows her lover to live with her. When her relationship escalates into violence, a strange and shadowy figure comes to her rescue.
Sissy Spacek stars in this film, which her husband, Jack Fisk, directed.
Nita Longley works every day as a telephone operator in a tiny Texas town. Years earlier, her husband abandoned Nita and her two small children.
When an engaged sailor borrows her phone to make a momentous call, he inadvertently changes the lives of her kids, the townsfolk -- and Nita herself.
Theatrical Release |
- "Raggedy Man" originally received an R rating by the MPAA, but was re-edited to earn a PG.
- Director Jack Fisk was formerly a production designer who worked on "Badlands" and "Days of Heaven." Spacek (Fisk's wife) starred in the former movie; Sam Shepherd, who play Nita's husband here, appeared in the latter one.