After his kid brother is killed in a street race, a champion drag-racer quits racing. However, a new kid comes to town determined to force him back into racing so he can take his title--and he's already taken his girlfriend.

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Lori Nelson ...
Lisa Vernon
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Det. Ben Merrill
John Smith ...
Jeff Northrup
Mark Andrews ...
Bronc Talbott
Roxanne Arlen ...
L.P.
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Flat Top
Fred Essler ...
Yo-Yo
Eddie Ryder ...
Two Tanks
Carolyn Kearney ...
Judy
Del Erickson ...
Steve Northrup
Russell Thorson ...
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Henry Frye
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When his younger brother, Steve, is killed racing a hot-rod, Jeff Northup blames himself for the accident since he had built the car for his brother and had encouraged him to race it, with other boys on a special course provided by police detective Ben Merrill, who is working to reduce the city's hot-rod fatalities by providing supervision for the dangerous hobby. Jeff withdraws from participating in races on Merrill's course and, without his leadership, revert to racing on the streets. "Bronc" Talbott, a newcomers, makes a play for Jeff's girlfriend, Lisa Vernon. Eventually, the taunting-Talbott forces Jeff into a race which results in the death of a bicycling child, and evidence seems to indicate Jeff was at fault. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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The 1955 Thunderbird that Lori Nelson drives was actually her own car. The script called for her to drive a sports car but there wasn't enough money in the budget to rent one, so she offered to drive her own car, which the company gratefully accepted. See more »

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Bronc takes off his right front hubcap for Jeff's inspection. After he fails inspection he drives off mad, and the hubcap is back on, though nobody fixed it back on. See more »

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Flat Top: We think and we don't say it, L.P. You say it and don't think.
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The ORIGINAL Hot Rod Movie !
24 December 2003 | by (Hollywood) – See all my reviews

Filmed in the San Fernando Valley in the 50's, this A-typical Hot Rod movie visits old Hot Rodder haunts and even starts out at the San Fernando Drag Strip...a MUST SEE FILM~


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