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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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Cast

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Dave Owens
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Jane Harris
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Sonny Leander
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Big Jaw Harris
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Charlie Bigg
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Martha
Douglas Henderson ...
Agent Hastings (as Doug Henderson)
Baynes Barron ...
Agent Bronson
Sandy Reed ...
The Announcer
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Leander Fan
Salli Sachse ...
Leander Fan
Patti Chandler ...
Leander Fan
Jo Collins ...
Leander Fan
Karla Conway ...
Leander Fan
Maria McBane ...
Leander Fan (as Marie McBane)
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Storyline

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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The guys who drive faster, love harder and swing harder than anyone else on earth! See more »


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7 June 1966 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Bola de Fogo 500  »

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

First of two racing themed movies that also featured Fabian and Annette Funicello as love intrests. The second movie is "Thunder Alley" made in 1967. See more »

Goofs

Frankie Avalons Moonshine car is a blue 2 door. But when he crashes, the car that is shown upside down after the wreck is a 4 door. See more »

Quotes

Jane: Is Dave in trouble?
Leander: Yeah, I think so.
Jane: This may sound like a foolish feminine question but why don't you help him?
Leander: I can't. He's doing it to himself.
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Connections

Featured in Plages des 60's: Malibu: Surf Forever (2010) See more »

Soundtracks

My Way
by Guy Hemric and Jerry Styner
Sung by Frankie Avalon (uncredited)
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I guess I have seen worse movies...but
8 June 2001 | by (New England) – See all my reviews

I guess I have seen worse movies...but not lately. If you're a race fan you might be able to get thru this as a curiosity, but as is often the case, this movie was written and directed by people who wouldn't know a race car from a loaf of bread. At least it has Annette! I think it's similar to an Elvis movie without Elvis, or an old beach-blanket movie style.


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