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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:
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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A partially disabled businessman is forced to re-affirm his manhood by defeating a bunch of rowdy youths in hot rods who are terrorizing him and his family in an effort to discourage him from buying and clea See more (59 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)

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)
 
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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Runtime:
92 min | USA:100 min (Turner library print)
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Color:
Color (Metrocolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
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Certification:
Finland:K-12 (1991) | Norway:15 (video premiere) | USA:Approved (PCA #21249)

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Trivia:
Originally made for television in 1966, but released first in theaters and drive-ins instead.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:
Highway Patrol officer:Do you know what he did with that ticket I gave him? He and his son played tic-tac-toe on the back of it. You'd think people would grow up enough to know that the law doesn't belong to the cops; it belongs to them!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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18 out of 28 people found the following review useful.
A partially disabled businessman is forced to re-affirm his manhood by defeating a bunch of rowdy youths in hot rods who are terrorizing him and his family in an effort to discourage him from buying and clea, 5 August 1998
Author: Glenn E. Derrah (glenn.derrah@snet.net) from Pawcatuck, CT

To enjoy this movie, it should NOT be taken seriously. It seems to have been written as a warning about the dangers of rowdyism, but it's most appreciative viewer will be someone who used to be a bit of a hell-raiser as a teenager, or perhaps someone who dreamed of being one (practically all of us!). You must be able to relish every groan of agony uttered by Dana Andrews and his ultra straight-laced family, at the lawless shenanigans of those young hoodlums in "souped-up sardine cans!". It's worth whatever price you pay for this film, just to hear Tom Phillips (Dana's character) growl in disgust "What kind of animals ARE those?". Get your hands on a copy, invite over a crowd of your ex-hellraiser friends, turn off your brains, and have a ball!

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