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Thunder Alley (1967)

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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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SCREAMING WHEELS - RECKLESS PLEASURES! (original ad - all caps) See more »

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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 »

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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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Thunder Alley
by Guy Hemric and Jerry Styner
Sung by The Band Without a Name
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Richard Rush makes a tough, gritty genre exercise look slick
6 January 2010 | by See all my reviews

What impresses me about this picture is just how slick it is. The auto racing genre is a tough, gritty one. And American International Pictures was a small, scuffling outfit. Yet "Thunder Alley" looks slick. It isn't quite up to major studio production standards, but "Alley" give the impression of being machine tooled junk. Well, not exactly junk. It's a machine-tooled, formulaic genre exercise, with most of the grit and idiosyncrasy removed. Arkoff, Nicholson, Topper, and Rush apparently had this genre down to a science, so here they are content to present a "safe" genre exercise and leave it at that. Annette Funicello is good. (She really was an underrated actress, and it's a shame she didn't have a longer and more active career.) A Funicello-Avalon pairing would have been more fun, but Fabian Forte is effective as the male lead. (He had genuine talent as an actor, perhaps more talent than he had as a singer.) Monroe Askins' cinematography is professional, yet, as indicated earlier, not quite up to major studio standards. (This actually works in the film's favor, since the photography gives it a bit of the grit that it so sorely needs.) And Daniel Haller's art direction does give the film a bit of flare. All in all, "Alley" is an entertaining action flick. But if you're looking for grit, you'll have to settle for slickness instead.


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