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Arch Hall Sr. (written by)
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Release Date:
30 November 1961 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
Fuel Injected Action!
Plot:
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. | Add synopsis »
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Cast

  (in credits order)
Arch Hall Jr. ... Jack 'Cruiser' Bryan

Robert Paget ... Torch Lester (as Robert Padget)
Burr Middleton ... Snooper (as Mickey Hoyle)
Rex Holman ... Flip Johnson (as Roye Baker)
Chuck Barnes ... Ben Shore
Tom Brown ... Tom Hart
Marianne Gaba ... Liz
William Shaw ... Police Lt. Frank Fleming (as Bill Shaw)
Bruno VeSota ... Moose McGill
Britt Wood ... Cowboy Boggs
Dee Gee Green ... Gypsy
Richard Cowl ... Torch's Father (as Richard S. Cowl)
Patrick Hawley ... Officer Jenks (as Pat Hawley)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Arch Hall Sr. ... Jim Bradford (uncredited)
Carmella N. Hall ... Tina (uncredited)
Bill Rolland ... Man Handing Bradford a Microphone (uncredited)
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Directed by
Leigh Jason 
 
Writing credits
Arch Hall Sr. (written by) (as Arch Hall)

Produced by
M.B. Collins .... associate producer
Arch Hall Sr. .... producer (as Arch Hall)
 
Original Music by
Al Pellegrini 
 
Cinematography by
Clark Ramsey (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Jack Ogilvie  (as Jack W. Ogilvie)
 
Casting by
Malcolm Eagle 
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Elmer Decker .... assistant director
 
Art Department
Richard M. Rubin .... property master
 
Sound Department
Tom Lambert .... sound technician
 
Music Department
Al Pellegrini .... musical director
 
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Bill Rolland .... special car
 

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USA:66 min
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The hot rod Arch Hall Jr. drives in the film was a famous vehicle, built and owned by Bill Roland, that had been featured on the cover of "Hot Rod" magazine.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: When the gang is terrorizing Norman and his girlfriend in their car at the drive-in, Snooper remarks that Moon hubcaps - a lightweight hubcap that covers the entire face of the rim - dent easily, and a close-up shows someone's foot kicking several dents in a Moon cap. However, when Norman's car finally backs up a few seconds later and leaves the drive-in, there are no Moon hubcaps on it, only small round caps that cover just the hub of the wheel.See more »
Quotes:
Jack 'Cruiser' Bryan:[to Jim Bradford, as he is being arrested] We had a ball. A real ball.See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in Wild Guitar (1962)See more »
Soundtrack:
Up the CreekSee more »

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9 out of 10 people found the following review useful.
Monkeys in my hatband, 3 June 2005
Author: CLEO-8 from NJ

For a movie that rhymes "Monkeys in my Hatband" with "I can do a handstand" for the lead character's big song, this movie was pretty good.

It's a movie with a moral that if parents don't look out for their kids they will start stealing car parts and shoot a bunch of cops. Does anybody know what he meant by "Monkeys in my hatband"?

I don't get it. Perhaps watching this movie on the roof of a supermarket in center city Philadelphia made it a bit more entertaining.

I hope that Arch Hall Jr. is one day recognized as the genius he is.

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