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Hot Rods to Hell (1967)

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While on a business trip just before Christmas, Tom Phillips gets into a car accident, which was caused by the reckless driving of the other car involved. Although Tom suffered no paralysis... See full summary »

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
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Tom Phillips
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Peg Phillips
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Gloria
Laurie Mock ...
Tina Phillips
Paul Bertoya ...
Duke
Gene Kirkwood ...
Ernie
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Jamie Phillips (as Tim Stafford)
George Ives ...
Lank Dailey
Hortense Petra ...
Wife at Picnic
William Mims ...
Man at Picnic
Paul Genge ...
Policeman
Peter Oliphant ...
Little Boy
Harry Hickox ...
Bill Phillips
Charles P. Thompson ...
Charley
Mickey Rooney Jr. ...
Combo Leader
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Storyline

While on a business trip just before Christmas, Tom Phillips gets into a car accident, which was caused by the reckless driving of the other car involved. Although Tom suffered no paralysis from his back injury, he did come out of the accident with a chronic back problem which results in him not being able to continue with his current work, and a mental block having anything to do with the accident, including Christmas music, driving in general and the sounds of screeching tires and breaking glass. The Phillips - Tom, his wife Peg, and their two children, teenager Tina and pre-teen Jamie - end up moving from their Boston home and buying a motel in Mayville in the California desert. Tom would be physically able to do the work required running a motel, and the dry heat is good for his back. But as they approach Mayville, they encounter a bunch of reckless hot rodders named Duke, Ernie and Gloria. Since Tom scolds them about their reckless behavior, they decide to make the Phillips' ... Written by Huggo

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motel | christmas | desert | hot rod | trip | See more »

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They're souped up for thrills and there's no limit to what they'll do! See more »

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Action | Drama | Thriller

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Release Date:

27 January 1967 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

52 Miles to Terror  »

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Trivia

Final film of veteran director John Brahm. See more »

Goofs

Crew and camera cranes visible in overhead shot of four "hot rods" chasing the family. See more »

Quotes

Man at picnic: You wanna' join us for a drink?
Tom Phillips: No thanks, we have to leave now.
Man at picnic: Well, you gas up the car, why not gas up the driver?
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18 April 1999 | by See all my reviews

Pure camp. If you like to laugh at movies this is a great one. I enjoyed watching this much in the same manner that I like to watch Dragnet.


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