A salt-of-earth family man needs money for his sick son, and decides to keep a job at a used car lot despite realizing it is selling stolen cars.

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Complete credited cast:
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Nick Dunn
Carol Shannon ...
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Karen Winter
Ralph Clanton ...
Arthur Markel
Mark Dana ...
Smiley Ward
Charles Keane ...
Lt. Jefferson
George Sawaya ...
Lt. Fred Holmes
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Detective Davenport
John Frederick ...
Hutton - stolen car transporter (as John Merrick)
Kurt Katch ...
Otto - chop-shop supervisor
Joan Sinclair ...
Miss Rogers
Robert Osterloh ...
'Big John' Hayman
Maurice Marks ...
Paul - Bartender
Paula Hill ...
Mrs. Davenport
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Vic Cutrier ...
Bret Carson (scenes deleted)
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Nick Dunn doesn't want to be mixed up in a stolen car ring operating out of a chain of car dealerships in Culver City, CA, but Nick Dunn's son needs an operation, and an operation costs money. When detective Davenport comes snooping around about some hot cars, and later turns up dead, Nick's fortunes take a turn for the worse. Written by Barry Shein

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Sucker Bait ... in the Underworld's Hottest, Dirtiest Racket! See more »

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Detective Davenport: Someone's gonna get their neck barbecued.
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Referenced in Young, Hot 'n Nasty Teenage Cruisers (1977) See more »

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Short, decent, straightforward old crime show.
11 May 2015 | by See all my reviews

Are you somewhere around 50 years old or older?

If so, then you might enjoy this short, simple, black-and-white production as a nostalgic blast from the past as much as I did.

As a bonus, if you are into cars like I am, there are some nice classic cars in supporting roles. A definite disappointment though is that the cover art has absolutely, totally, nothing to do with the film itself. Nobody like those women on the movie's thumbnail illustration is actually in the movie--the picture was obviously just selected to pique prurient interest, which was exactly why I put it in my queue. Really deceptive marketing, but it worked like a charm on me.


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