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Fireball 500 (1966)

Unrated | | Action, Comedy, Drama | 7 June 1966 (USA)
Stock car racer Dave Owens plays into the hands of whiskey runners by agreeing to drive in a cross-country road race. He is assisted by Jane Harris and Sonny Leander Fox. Soon Dave and ... See full summary »

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Stock car racer Dave Owens plays into the hands of whiskey runners by agreeing to drive in a cross-country road race. He is assisted by Jane Harris and Sonny Leander Fox. Soon Dave and Sonny begin a friendly rivalry for Jane. Track action filmed at the Ascot and Saugus Raceways near Los Angeles, local color shot in Charlotte, North Carolina. Written by alfiehitchie

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7 June 1966 (USA)  »

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Bola de Fogo 500  »

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

First movie featuring Frankie Avalon and Annette Funicello that were not beach themed, and that did not have them paired as a couple. See more »

Goofs

When the 99 car goes over the guardrail at Daytona, two fireball explosions happen underneath the car shooting flames up into the air, one on the track side of the guardrail and one on the far side behind the guardrail. Neither explosion had any reason for being other than visual additions to the crash. See more »

Quotes

Dave: Bend is just up ahead. That's where we might get the treatment.
Leander: Well if we do, remember there's no chickens in this coupe.
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Referenced in Missing Reel: Car Chase Pictures (2014) See more »

Soundtracks

My Way
by Guy Hemric and Jerry Styner
Sung by Frankie Avalon (uncredited)
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SIlly Good Time Fun
1 February 2006 | by See all my reviews

Citizen Kane it is not, but if you want a good time, drive in, type movie.. check it out. Frankie A. is a wanna be Nascar driver who drives for moonshiners on the side. He meets the hard Biz woman who owns the track and finds the moonshine drivers, but she falls in love and later on redeems herself.

Fabian is the local race track hero and king of the moonshine drivers. There's a slight twist to his character in the end that I won't reveal here.

Dopey songs, pretty girls and cars... Simple, Family friendly fun with some cool old school Nascar footage to boot.


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