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Fireball 500
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Director:
Writers:
William Asher (written by) and
Leo Townsend (written by)
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Release Date:
7 June 1966 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
They're Running Hot! See more »
Plot:
Stock car racer Dave Owens plays into the hands of whiskey runners by agreeing to drive in a cross-country road race... See more » | Add synopsis »
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(4 articles)
Annette Funicello obituary
 (From The Guardian - Film News. 10 April 2013, 2:18 AM, PDT)

Annette Funicello Dies at 70
 (From Variety - TV News. 8 April 2013, 10:14 AM, PDT)

Annette Funicello dies at 70
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Cast

  (in credits order) (complete, awaiting verification)

Frankie Avalon ... Dave Owens

Annette Funicello ... Jane Harris

Fabian ... Sonny Leander

Chill Wills ... Big Jaw Harris

Harvey Lembeck ... Charlie Bigg
Julie Parrish ... Martha
Douglas Henderson ... Agent Hastings (as Doug Henderson)
Baynes Barron ... Agent Bronson
Sandy Reed ... The Announcer

Mary Hughes ... 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)
Hedy Scott ... Leander Fan

Linda Bent ... Leander Fan

Len Lesser ... Man in Garage
Luree Holmes ... Race Girl
Renie Riano ... Marthy (as Renee Riano)
Sue Hamilton ... Farmer's Daughter
R.L. Armstrong ... Herman's Friend (as Tex Armstrong)
Jason Johnson ... Herman
Paul Napier

Michael Nader ... Joey (as Mike Nader)
Billy Beck ... Jobber
Ed Garner ... The Farmer
Eddie Gray
Carol Byron
Bill Putney

Vin Scully ... The Narrator (voice)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Bobby Brack ... Race Driver (archive footage) (uncredited)

Directed by
William Asher 
 
Writing credits
William Asher (written by) and
Leo Townsend (written by)

Produced by
Samuel Z. Arkoff .... producer
Gene McCabe .... associate producer
James H. Nicholson .... producer
Burt Topper .... co-producer
 
Original Music by
Les Baxter 
 
Cinematography by
Floyd Crosby (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Fred R. Feitshans Jr.  (as Fred Feitshans)
Eve Newman 
 
Art Direction by
Daniel Haller 
 
Set Decoration by
Harry Reif 
 
Costume Design by
Richard Bruno 
 
Makeup Department
Ted Coodley .... makeup artist
Ray Forman .... hair stylist (as Ray Foreman)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Dale Hutchinson .... assistant director
 
Art Department
Karl Brainard .... properties
Ross Hahn .... construction coordinator
Richard M. Rubin .... properties
 
Sound Department
Don Rush .... sound mixer
Gene Corso .... sound effects (uncredited)
James M. Falkinburg .... sound effects (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Frank DeMarco .... special effects
 
Stunts
Ronnie Dayton .... stunts (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Jacques R. Marquette .... process photographer (as Jacques Marquette)
Jack Beckett .... camera operator (uncredited)
Paul Jacobsen .... electrician (uncredited)
John Monte .... still photographer (uncredited)
Fred C. Pearce .... camera operator (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Guy Hemric .... additional songs
Milton Lustig .... music editor
Al Simms .... musical supervisor
Jerry Styner .... additional songs
 
Other crew
Samuel Z. Arkoff .... presenter
Jack W. Cash .... assistant to producer (as Jack Cash)
Charles Murray .... technical advisor
James H. Nicholson .... presenter
Christopher Riordan .... choreographer (as Ronnie Riordan)
George Barris .... car customizer (uncredited)
 
Crew believed to be complete


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Runtime:
92 min
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Color:
Color (Pathécolor)
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2.35 : 1 See more »
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Trivia:
Average Shot Length = ~4.5 seconds. Median Shot Length = ~4.4 seconds.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: When the driver that gets killed leaves the shop, in close shots and as he drives off the road he's driving a 57 Chevy. In the long shot of him turning off the dirt road he's driving a 55 ChevySee 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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Movie Connections:
Featured in The Love Bug (1968)See more »
Soundtrack:
Turn AroundSee more »

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4 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
SIlly Good Time Fun, 1 February 2006
Author: jtj909 from United States

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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