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Dragstrip Riot (1958)

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 / Mrs. Martin
Bob Turnbull ...
Bart Thorson
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Marge
Gabe Delutri ...
Silva (as Gabe DeLutri)
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Cliff (as Marcus Dyrector)
Ted Wedderspoon ...
Gramps
Barry Truex ...
Gordie
Marilyn Carroll ...
Rae
Marlo Ryan ...
Helen (as Marla Ryan)
Tony Butala ...
Joe (as Tony Butula)
Carolyn Mitchell ...
Betty
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Dutch
Marc Thompson ...
Gary
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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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Steve Ihnat's movie debut. See more »

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Sung by Connie Stevens, accompanied by The Ripchords
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Nice '50s Teen Movie
5 January 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

There is no drag strip appearing in this movie, more of a race track, and lot of '57 Corvette does show up.

The kids appearing in this movie is supposed to be kind of delinquents, but they look very innocent by today's standards. This is days before drugs took over, and fighting is done with fists, not by guns. Scenes around Malibu, and California coast is definitely beautiful. Sometimes I wonder where the scene was shot because there's no houses around the highway. Can you believe that ? I kind of liked the characters in this movie. They wouldn't be delinquents if they lived now. They would be fine model of youth. Which kind of make you think, maybe the society is devolving instead of evolving.

Beautiful Southern California gave me lot of joy watching this movie. Story was decent, actors were good looking, and the movie had interesting scenes at every turn.

Recommended for viewing.


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