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Dragstrip Riot (1958)

 -  Drama  -  March 1958 (USA)
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After a run-in with a tough motorcycle gang, where Gary Clarke is blamed when one of the bikers is sent out of control over a cliff, he and his girl are threatened and pursued. On to the ... See full summary »

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Yvonne Lime ...
Janet Pearson
Gary Clarke ...
Rick Martin
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Norma Martin
Bob Turnbull ...
Bart Thorsen
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Marge
Gabe Delutri ...
Silva (as Gabe DeLutri)
Ted Wedderspoon ...
Gramps
Barry Truex ...
Gordie
Marilyn Carroll ...
Rae
Marlo Ryan ...
Helen (as Marla Ryan)
Tony Butala ...
Joe (as Tony Butula)
Carolyn Mitchell ...
Betty
Steve Ihnat ...
Dutch
Marc Thompson ...
Gary
Allan Carter ...
Mike
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After a run-in with a tough motorcycle gang, where Gary Clarke is blamed when one of the bikers is sent out of control over a cliff, he and his girl are threatened and pursued. On to the beach riot, where the real culprit is unmasked and retaliates with his spear gun. Written by alfiehitchie

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Diverting early teen pic is precursor of Beach Party
30 October 2013 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

The teen pictures of the 50s are great fun, as anew genre finds it's way. This one, originally known rather optimistically as "Dragstrip Riot", contains the basic plot conflicts that would later be twisted into "Beach Party". The hero is the alarmingly blond Gary Clarke who hangs out with a cool group of beach kids, sipping sodas and spinning tunes on the jukebox. There turf is invaded by a pack of greasy motorbike riders and their molls, lead by menacing Steve Ihnat. They leads quickly to rumbles and car chases and tragic death, before a showdown on the beach sorts it out. Along the way, the story stops so perky Connie Stevens can do an elaborately choreographed musical number in the diner. It may not be realistic, but it's snappy.


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