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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 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
Originally made for television in 1966, but released first in theaters and drive-ins instead. See more »
When Tom knocks on the motel door and the shot switches to show Gloria and Ernie in the room the number 18 is visible on the door, but when the shot switches out to show Tom talking to Ernie, the number is not there. See more »
Despite the fact that "Hot Rods" is undoubtedly one of the most God-awful movies ever made, I couldn't help but give it a 10. Somehow, you have to admire a movie that's just so irretrievably bad, and this one is so bad it has to be seen to be believed.
From the cheesy opening car crash (seemingly lifted from SNL's Toonces the Driving Cat skit) to outrageously deadpan dialogue that manages to be even funnier than an episode of Dragnet '67, this film will leave you absolutely breathless with laughter in much the same way that "Plan Nine From Outer Space" does. ** Pay close attention to the scene in which Jeanne Crain loses control of the car. This scene is so hysterically funny that it should win some kind of award in the Bad Acting Hall of Shame.**
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