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The Lively Set (1964)

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Casey Owens (James Darren), a young mechanic, has developed a design for a turbine car engine, paving the way for a jet-powered auto certain to set a new land speed record. Wealthy playboy ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Casey Owens
Pamela Tiffin ...
Eadie Manning
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Chuck Manning
Joanie Sommers ...
Doreen Grey
Marilyn Maxwell ...
Marge Owens
Charles Drake ...
Paul Manning
Peter Mann ...
Stanford Rogers
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Mona
Frances Robinson ...
Celeste Manning
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Highway Patrol Officer
Ross Elliott ...
Ernie Owens
Russ Conway ...
Dave Moody
Martin Blaine ...
Prof. George E. Collins
Max Schumacher ...
Himself (as Captain Max Schumacher)
Dick Whittinghill ...
Himself
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Casey Owens (James Darren), a young mechanic, has developed a design for a turbine car engine, paving the way for a jet-powered auto certain to set a new land speed record. Wealthy playboy Stanford Rogers (Peter Mann) hires Casey to build the car for him to race in the Tri-State Endurance Run. Chuck Manning (Doug McClure), an engineering student Casey met in a drag race, discovers potential flaws in the car's design. After an unsuccessful test run, Rogers abandons the turbine-powered car for a traditional racing model, but Casey and Chuck rework the turbine vehicle to compete with Rogers in the endurance run. Pamela Tiffin plays Eadie, Chuck's sister who becomes Casey's love interest. Written by Dennis Lewis <dsl@sprynet.com>

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They jet you where the Fun and Action are...every time they grab a wheel...OR A GIRL! See more »

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24 October 1964 (USA)  »

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100 hiliades dollaria ston aera  »

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Trivia

When Chuck (Doug McClure) allows for a one second throttle lag, when he calculates the quarter mile time for the jet car, this may be true, but a drag racer would compensate for this by trying to launch early to allow for the lag time. See more »

Goofs

Casey and Chuck lose the hood on their car. In the next shot, from inside the car looking out the windshield, the hood is still visible. See more »

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The Lively Set
Music and Lyrics by Bobby Darin
Performed by James Darren
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One of the best ever!
23 August 1999 | by (Dallas, Texas) – See all my reviews

This is one of the best car movies ever made. I saw it when I was very young and have looked for it on some type of video or copy ever since I reached an adult. It's the only place I have ever seen the Chrysler Turbine car and the cross country race had several real drivers including the late Mickey Thompson. I have checked the paper for several years hoping it would air so I might make a copy but it never has and that is sad with all the great car movies out there that this one has never been released on video of some kind that I know of. I primarily signed on to this website hoping that someone might could help me locate a copy. If it ever airs on tv don't miss this one!


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