A gang of teenage delinquents terrorize a small community by stealing cars and stripping them for parts, then selling the parts to a crooked junkyard owner. The police and an insurance company investigator set out to break up the gang.

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Jack 'Cruiser' Bryan
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Torch Lester (as Robert Padget)
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A gang of teenage delinquents terrorize a small community by stealing cars and stripping them for parts, then selling the parts to a crooked junkyard owner. The police and an insurance company investigator set out to break up the gang.

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Rebeldes del volante  »

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The Arch Hall Jr. songs "Konga Joe" and "Monkey in My Hatband" were recorded before the film was made, with top L.A.-area session musicians, and released on the Signature label through a deal made with TV personality Steve Allen. See more »

Goofs

The Choppers hook up a tow line to a car they find abandoned on the side of the road, a light-colored 1959 Buick two-door convertible, and tow it to a side road in order to strip it. However, when they come to the end of the road and unhook the car, it has turned into a dark-colored late-1940s four-door sedan. The same Buick again turns up near the end of the picture as the last car they try to strip. See more »

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Jack 'Cruiser' Bryan: [to Jim Bradford, as he is being arrested] We had a ball. A real ball.
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Referenced in Wild Guitar (1962) See more »

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Konga Joe
Music and Lyrics by Arch Hall Jr.
Sung by Arch Hall Jr.
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How bad parenting leads to juvenile delinquency
30 July 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Here is one of Arch Hall Jr's movies which his dad (Arch Hall Sr) produced and cast him in. Strap yourselves in for some jive-talking, Monkey-In-A-Hatband singing, car chopping fun! Arch Hall Jr plays Cruiser, the hot-rodding leader of a group of teenagers called the "Choppers". The boys cruise around the county in a chicken truck (!!!??) looking for brand-new cars to strip. For some reason this particular stretch of highway is where many drivers of beautiful new cars always seem to run out of gas. Hmmm... Anyway when the boys in the chicken truck find a car, they strip it for parts in a matter of minutes, while Cruiser stands guard at a distance in his hotrod looking for the "fuzz". The boys use enormous walkie-talkies to keep Cruiser apprised of their progress. Afterward they sell the parts to a crooked junkyard dealer. The cops are pretty much clueless about how to stop them until they hit upon the idea of setting up a decoy vehicle (why hadn't they thought of that a long time earlier?).

No Arch Hall Jr. flick would be complete without a guitar tune by Arch Hall Jr himself and this one is no different. This one features Arch Hall Jr singing "Monkey In A Hatband" and don't ask me what the song is about because I couldn't get the MIAH part.

Finally the moral of this movie is about how bad parenting is to blame for kids going wild and becoming juvenile delinquents.


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