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Thunder Alley (1967)

Stock car racer Tommy Callahan is forced to join Pete Madsen's thrill circus after his blackouts cause a fatal accident that gets him thrown off the circuit. He shows Pete's daughter ... See full summary »

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Stock car racer Tommy Callahan is forced to join Pete Madsen's thrill circus after his blackouts cause a fatal accident that gets him thrown off the circuit. He shows Pete's daughter Francie and her boyfriend Eddie Sands everything he knows about driving. Eddie takes up with Tommy's girl Annie Blaine after winning the first time out. They become fierce rivals by the next race, during which Tommy remembers driving over his brother with a go-kart and Eddie hits the wall. Written by alfiehitchie

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Days of screaming wheels, nights of reckless pleasure! See more »

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Action | Drama | Romance | Sport

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22 March 1967 (USA)  »

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Hell Drivers  »

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When Pete goes to Turk's bar to get Tommy to come back and work for him, he turns to Turk and calls him Pete. See more »

Quotes

Harry Wise: [walks over to Tommy Callahan] Hey, hey, hey, hey. Nobody told you you could hang around decent people, Callahan. Hey Turk, do you know who you just let in? He's the guy who killed ol' Jimmy John Jones. Didn't ya, killer?... I said, Didn't ya, killer?
Turk: This is one of my customers, Harry. Now, you leave him be.
Harry Wise: Aww... leave him be? You're putting me on! Hey, is there anybody here wanna let this man dirty up a nice clean place like Turk's?
Tommy Callahan: Are you drunk?
Harry Wise: [laughing] The killer wants to know if I'm ...
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Referenced in Death Proof (2007) See more »

Soundtracks

Thunder Alley (End Theme)
Music by Jerry Styner, Lyrics by Guy Hemric
Performed by 'Davie Allan' And The Arrows (as The Sidewalk Sounds)
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Hokey but not sickening
4 October 2003 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Sure there were parts of this movie - almost all of it, the more I think of it, that made you laugh at it and not with it. The stock stock-car scenes from

Daytona and Darlington were real. The acting was bad and the plot was

sophomoric. If Fabian was really having those blackouts all of the time, then he should have been locked up for continuing to drive while having them. But maybe I'm putting too much thought into this. As someone who has covered NASCAR for newspapers, the off-the-track plot stuff was more than lame. Annette did a good job; I got a kick out of the announcer; and Diane McBain is always easy on the eyes, even if she doesn't take it easy on the eye shadow.


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