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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 ... 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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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 »

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Harry Wise: [walks over to Tommy Callahan] Hey, hey, hey, hey, whoa. 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 ...
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Thunder Alley
by Guy Hemric and Jerry Styner
Sung by The Band Without a Name
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Smash-Up at American International
11 April 2008 | by (Earth) – See all my reviews

Racing enthusiast Fabian (as Tommy Callahan) smokes, drinks, and suffers blackouts while juggling feelings for alluring brunette Annette Funicello (as Francie Madsen) and blonde mainstay Diane McBain (as Annie Blaine). Complicating matters are Ms. Funicello's boozy race car boyfriend Warren Berlinger (as Eddie Sands), and her father Jan Murray (as Pete Madsen), who encourages the reckless drivers. Funicello's cow-eyed performance is sometimes enjoyable; however, her drunken driving scene is unnerving. "Thunder Alley" provides marginally more NASCAR excitement than its predecessor, "Fireball 500" (1966) *; be warned, it isn't much. A wild party scene, featuring some mild strip tease, is the film's low highlight.


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