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Hot Rods to Hell
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Director:
Writers:
Robert E. Kent (screenplay)
Alex Gaby (short story)
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Release Date:
27 January 1967 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
Hotter than Hell's Angels! See more »
Plot:
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B-movie road trip suffers from witless script... See more (57 total) »

Cast

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Dana Andrews ... Tom Phillips

Jeanne Crain ... Peg Phillips

Mimsy Farmer ... Gloria
Laurie Mock ... Tina Phillips
Paul Bertoya ... Duke
Gene Kirkwood ... Ernie

Jeffrey Byron ... 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
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Stuart Nisbet ... Surgeon (uncredited)

Liz Renay ... Hazel (uncredited)
Christopher Riordan ... Student (uncredited)
Arthur Tovey ... Man Seated at Bar (uncredited)
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Directed by
John Brahm 
 
Writing credits
Robert E. Kent (screenplay)

Alex Gaby (short story)

Produced by
Sam Katzman .... producer
 
Original Music by
Fred Karger 
 
Cinematography by
Lloyd Ahern (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Ben Lewis 
 
Art Direction by
George W. Davis 
Merrill Pye 
 
Set Decoration by
F. Keogh Gleason  (as Keogh Gleason)
Henry Grace 
 
Makeup Department
Sydney Guilaroff .... hair stylist
William Tuttle .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Bobby Stone .... unit production manager (as Robert Stone)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
James Curtis Havens .... second unit director (as James Havens)
Maurice Vaccarino .... assistant director
 
Sound Department
Franklin Milton .... recording supervisor
 
Visual Effects by
J. McMillan Johnson .... special visual effects
Carroll L. Shepphird .... special visual effects
 
Stunts
Jerry Brutsche .... stunt driver (uncredited)
Bob Herron .... stunts (uncredited)
Wally Rose .... stunts (uncredited)
Jesse Wayne .... stunts (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Fred Karger .... conductor
 
Other crew
Jerome F. Katzman .... assistant to producer (as Jerome Katzman)
 
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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"52 Miles to Terror" - USA (alternative title)
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Runtime:
92 min | USA:100 min (Turner library print)
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Color (Metrocolor)
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Certification:
Finland:K-12 (1991) | Norway:15 (video premiere) | USA:Approved (PCA #21249)

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Trivia:
Final film of veteran director John Brahm.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: Backdrop image at end of film where Wife and children are standing is a picture of Arizona desert filled with Saguaro Cacti when the previous and post shots are clearly made in the So. California Mojave desert with Joshua trees everywhere.See more »
Quotes:
Tom Phillips:Let's see you laugh with these nails in your face!See more »

FAQ

What year is the Corvette used in the film?
What about the "T" hot rod. I'd like to know more about it.
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13 out of 15 people found the following review useful.
B-movie road trip suffers from witless script..., 17 June 2003
Author: Neil Doyle from U.S.A.

Given a title like this, it's a cinch no one will take this road movie seriously except for a few of us who hate seeing a decent family being harrassed by some mindless hot rodders intent on making dangerous moves in speeding cars for no apparent reason. Later, though, the script gives them a reason and the mayhem continues throughout with the man, wife and children being subjected to dangerous maneuvers by the teen-age punks until he manages to turn the tables on them in an unexpected way.

It's a pity Dana Andrews and Jeanne Crain couldn't have found themselves a better script and story. By today's standards, the dialogue is rather unrealistic and corny--and the preachy element that Andrews is forced to utter to the kids seems a bit theatrical and pointless. It's the kind of movie you might expect to find as a B&W cheapie at a drive-in--but here it's wrapped up in MGM technicolor although modestly produced.

Not a serious indictment of hot rodders nor more than a standard melodrama that seems somewhat dated in its attitudes. Dana Andrews and Jeanne Crain do what they can with stereotyped roles but neither is seen at their best. Crain is flatteringly photographed and looks as lovely as ever while Andrews seems to have gone through some hard times in his personal life that give his tight-lipped demeanor a worn look.

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