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Speedway (1968)

G  |   |  Comedy, Musical  |  12 June 1968 (USA)
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Poor bookkeeping saddles stock car driver Steve Grayson with a huge bill for back taxes which hampers his ability to continue racing competitively.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Steve Grayson
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Susan Jacks
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Kenny Donford
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R.W. Hepworth
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Abel Esterlake
Victoria Paige Meyerink ...
Ellie Esterlake (as Victoria Meyerink)
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Paul Dado
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Birdie Kebner
Poncie Ponce ...
Juan Medala
Harry Hickox ...
The Cook
Christopher West ...
Billie Jo
Beverly Powers ...
Mary Ann (as Miss Beverly Hills)
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Himself
Buddy Baker ...
Himself
Cale Yarborough ...
Himself
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Storyline

Elvis Presley sings his way around the race circuit as successful speedway driver Steve Grayson. All is fine and dandy until the tax return submitted by a wise-cracking Bill Bixby (as Steve's manager) is scrutinised by the IRS. Will Elvis be able to raise the $145,000 to pay his tax bill? Will he succeed with his advances to IRS inspector Nancy Sinatra? Will the songs get any worse? Well, you didn't expect the likes of Hamlet did you? Written by Paul Batey <pbatey@laurel.ocs.mq.edu.au>

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Smooth, fast and in high gear!

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Comedy | Musical

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12 June 1968 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A todo escape  »

Box Office

Budget:

$1,500,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$3,000,000 (USA)
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2.35 : 1
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Quotes

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Elvis You Can Drive My Car
29 July 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Typical Elvis movie of the period. A kind hearted stock day driving Elvis is quick on and off the track. This movie is a must see for any modern day NASCAR fan not so much for the action, but for vintage scenes from Charlotte Motor Speedway (now Lowe's Motor Speedway). Note the lap times compared to today...wow.

The gadgetry in his trailer is classic. Gale Gordon is excellent as a senior IRS investigator. Bill Bixby is hilarious as Elvis' sidekick. Sadly, there really wasn't enough chemistry with Nancy Sinatra.

The film is, of course, safe to view with the whole family with nothing more than some cartoon-like fight scenes. Not Elvis' best effort, but a good, lighthearted enjoyable film.


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