A haunting, moody film, CARNY looks at a carnival that is trying to hang on in Disneyland/theme-park America. Frankie (Gary Busey) is the carny "Bozo" who sits above the water tank and taunts customers into trying to dunk him. He's filled with rage that would land him in jail if he weren't
allowed to vent his spleen on a daily basis from behind the protection of his cage. Frankie's pal is Patch (Robbie Robertson), the carny's peacemaker, who handles all disputes, paying off lawmen and local politicians and calming tensions among the carnival's acts and employees. When the teenage
Donna (Jodie Foster) attends the carnival with her boy friend, she's seduced by the ro...