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Hot Rods to Hell
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Robert E. Kent (screenplay)
Alex Gaby (short story)
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Release Date:
27 January 1967 (USA) See more »
Hotter than Hell's Angels! See more »
While on a business trip just before Christmas, Tom Phillips gets into a car accident, which was caused... See more » | Add synopsis »
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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:
Roxanne Albee ... Dancer in Floral Outfit (uncredited)

Stuart Nisbet ... Surgeon (uncredited)

Liz Renay ... Hazel (uncredited)
Christopher Riordan ... Student (uncredited)
Arthur Tovey ... Man Seated at Bar (uncredited)

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
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)
Crew believed to be complete

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"52 Miles to Terror" - USA (alternative title)
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92 min | USA:100 min (Turner library print)
Color (Metrocolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Finland:K-12 (1991) | Norway:15 (video premiere) | UK:AA | USA:Approved (PCA #21249)

Did You Know?

Originally made for television in 1966, but released first in theaters and drive-ins instead.See more »
Miscellaneous: In the garage scene, a placard can be seen showing the name of the proprietor spelled "Charlie's". In the final credits, the character is billed as "Charley".See more »
Jamie Phillips:All girls are nuts!See more »


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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19 out of 28 people found the following review useful.
Ed Woodian delight, 1 June 1999
Author: devalier

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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