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Hot Rod Gang (1958)

 -  Drama | Music  -  June 1958 (USA)
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Kid who wants to enter his car in the drag races joins a rock band to make enough money to do it.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
John Ashley ...
John Abernathy III
Jody Fair ...
Lois Cavendish
Steve Drexel ...
Mark (gang leader)
Scott Peters ...
Jack (Mark's henchman)
Helen Spring ...
Abigail Abernathy
Lester Dorr ...
Dryden Philpott
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Wesley Cavendish
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Al Berrywhiff
Gloria Grant ...
Tammy
Maureen Arthur ...
Marley
Dorothy Neumann ...
Anastasia Abernathy (as Dorothy Newman)
Russ Bender ...
Motorcycle cop
Claire Du Brey ...
Agatha - The Maid (as Claire Dubray)
Henry McCann ...
Dave
Robert Whiteside ...
Jimmy (blond guy)
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Kid who wants to enter his car in the drag races joins a rock band to make enough money to do it.

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Crazy kids . . . living to a wild rock 'n' roll beat! See more »

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Referenced in Faces of Death Part 7 (1999) See more »

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Dance In The Street
Performed by Gene Vincent and The Blue Caps
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Prime Gene Vincent
20 July 2004 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Lucky enough to catch and record this off of AMC a few years ago. The only thing about this movie that makes me want to view it again is to see what Gene Vincent was like at near the height of his fame. Gene, of course, does 'Be Bop A Lula' in color in 'The Girl Can't Help It' but he has some dialog in this one and does TWO songs with the Blue Caps in this one: 'Dance In The Street' and 'Baby Blue'. You get a good look at Gene's 2nd lead guitarist (after Cliff Gallup); Johnny Meeks and his greasy hair-do and dancer Tommy Facenda doing a frenzied shimmy. Also some Gene stage moves. Apparently his staring up into space and singing was something of a trademark. Anyhow, missing the 50's, this'll have to do for catching Gene. Oh yeah, the rest of the movie. Always nice to see the AIP logo and nice opening credits race scene down some street in the LA are in the 50's. A couple of fights, dances and less hot rod action that I expected. John Ashley apes Elvis the best he can and sings more songs than Gene (boo). ** out of *****. *** if you're a Gene fan.


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