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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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Leander Fan (as Marie McBane)
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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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They live from a spinout to crack up...and they love as fast as they can get it. See more »


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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

The "Fireball 500" is a heavily customized 1966 Plymouth Barracuda, with a 273 V-8 engine. See more »

Goofs

When the cars were driving toward the mirror, the reflection showed quad headlights. The cars all had dual headlights. See more »

Quotes

Dave: You know it's funny. There you are, laying there like a loser but yet you've got all the chips in front of you. You busted the game Leander.
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Connections

Featured in The Love Bug (1968) See more »

Soundtracks

Turn Around
by Guy Hemric and Jerry Styner
Sung by Frankie Avalon (uncredited)
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Reckless Driving 101
11 April 2008 | by See all my reviews

Leaving the beach behind, drag racing Frankie Avalon (as Dave Owens) and statuesque Annette Funicello (as Jane Harris) get involved with bootlegging racer Fabian (as Sonny Leander Fox). Pretty Julie Parrish (as Martha Brian) is Mr. Avalon's main squeeze this time around; in one of the film's few memorably bad scenes, she gets a firm grip on shirtless Avalon's buttocks. In a related move, Fabian's fan club, the "Eager Beavers" express devotion on their derrières. Chill Wills is (as Big Jaw) and Harvey Lembeck (as Charlie Bigg) are among the unfortunate supporting cast. Director William Asher's American International team absolutely needed a change of pace, but "Fireball 500" was about as unnecessary a postscript as could be produced.


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