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Writer:
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)

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
 
Other crew
Bill Rolland .... special car
 

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USA:66 min
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Trivia:
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:
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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3 out of 5 people found the following review useful.
Cool T-Bucket!, 25 November 2006
Author: dansfakeemail from United States

This movie contains a cool t-bucket. It is the star of the movie in my opinion. (Sorry Arch!) The shifter was about neck-high. It had six carburetors. The slicks were all of 6 inches wide! I wonder where I could find some of those today. It was interesting to see the huge walkie-talkie "technology". Although the music was horrible and boring(includes monkey sounds!!!), it was a fun movie and worth the time to watch. I've enjoyed it 3 times. The '50's slang was fun to try to decipher. I don't think the junk yard dog nor any chickens were injured in the production of this movie, although a minimum of two feathers were plucked. They may have been the same feather, filmed at different angles.

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