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Mitch Cooper
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Buddy Schaeffer
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Rene York
Race Gentry ...
Les York (as John Gentry)
Ed McGrath ...
Reichert
Troyanne Ross ...
Kay Hill
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Stoogie
Tripplie Wisecup ...
Myrtle Webb
Carey Loftin ...
Tommy Webb
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Peaches
Ann Stevens ...
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George Rembert Jr. ...
Junior Thorsen
Olwen Roney ...
Motel manager
Dick Taylor ...
Higgins
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Professional stock car racer Mitch Cooper wrecks his car and hurts his ankle in a brutal smash-up. Mitch takes time off from racing to teach cocky eager beaver kid Les York how to drive well on the track. Mitch also takes a fancy to York's lovely, no-nonsense wife Rene. This leads to York ditching Mitch as his manager so he can race for some evil jerk millionaire who only cares about winning. Written by Woodyanders

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6 June 2002 | by (Minneapolis, Minnesota) – See all my reviews

Not mentioned in the credits was the presence of the 2nd Marine Division Band from Camp Lejuene, NC. We (I was in the band, clanging the cymbals) appeared in two scenes. It was a great gig. Got to meet Rory and Connie.


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