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Thunder Alley -- A race driver who is suspended after he kills another driver (due to a blackout) joins a demolition derby, regains his confidence and gets a sponsor in time for the race. In HD.


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Release Date:
22 March 1967 (USA) See more »
Days of screaming wheels, nights of reckless pleasure! See more »
Stock car racer Tommy Callahan is forced to join Pete Madsen's thrill circus after his blackouts cause... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Annette Funicello obituary
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Annette Funicello Dies at 70
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Annette Funicello dies at 70
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Directed by
Richard Rush 
Writing credits
Sy Salkowitz (written by)

Produced by
Samuel Z. Arkoff .... executive producer
James H. Nicholson .... executive producer
Burt Topper .... producer
Original Music by
Mike Curb 
Davie Allan (uncredited)
Cinematography by
Monroe P. Askins (director of photography) (as Monroe Askins)
Film Editing by
Kenneth G. Crane  (as Kenneth Crane)
Ronald Sinclair 
Art Direction by
Daniel Haller 
Set Decoration by
Harry Reif 
Costume Design by
Connie Anderson (uncredited)
Ray Phelps (uncredited)
Makeup Department
Jeanne Bodel .... hair stylist
Gustaf Norin .... makeup artist (as Gus Norin)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Jack Bohrer .... assistant director
Art Department
Karl Brainard .... properties
Ross Hahn .... construction coordinator
Richard M. Rubin .... properties
Sound Department
Robert Post .... sound mixer (as Bob Post)
Gene Corso .... sound effects (uncredited)
James Nelson .... sound effects (uncredited)
Special Effects by
Joe Zomar .... special effects (as Joe Zoomar)
Visual Effects by
Bill Hansard .... background projection
Ronnie Dayton .... stunts (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Robert A. Petzoldt .... lighting gaffer (as Robert Petzoldt)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Richard Bruno .... costumer
Editorial Department
Buzz Feitshans .... assistant film editor
Jerry Irvin .... assistant film editor
Music Department
Al Simms .... music supervisor
Other crew
Samuel Z. Arkoff .... presenter
Jack W. Cash .... production associate (as Jack Cash)
James H. Nicholson .... presenter
Bonnie Prendergast .... script supervisor
Sandy Reed .... technical advisor
George Barris .... car customizer: Thunder Charger (uncredited)
Christopher Riordan .... choreographer (uncredited)

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89 min | West Germany:88 min
Color (Pathécolor)
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Errors made by characters (possibly deliberate errors by the filmmakers): 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 »
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 drunk. I am sober, mister Callahan, so why don't you...
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Referenced in Love & Haight (2003) (V)See more »
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7 out of 11 people found the following review useful.
So Bad That's it's Fun!, 29 March 2005
Author: Hollywoodcanteen1945 from United States

Thunder Alley. Crash! Bam! Pow! What else can you ask for? Wipe-outs, crashes, brawls, drama, romance, soap opera suds, kissing, funky sixties dances. It just too groovy and far-out man!

The story is lame. "Bad Boy" racing stud Fabien meets "Good Girl" Annette, loses girl, she meets another "Badder Boy", finds true love at the end and everyone lives happily ever after.

In between the love-making and break-ups, you have some really "exciting" race car drama. Lots of stock-film of drag races. Lots of crowd shots, lots of wipe-outs and crashes, some between racer conflicts, some shapely girls doing the go-go.

What else do you need. So, sit back, open-up a six pack (of soda!), munch on some pop-corn, chips, dip, and enjoy....Thunder Alley!

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