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Speedway (1968)

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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Susan Jacks
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Kenny Donford
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R.W. Hepworth
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Abel Esterlake
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Ellie Esterlake (as Victoria Meyerink)
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Paul Dado
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Juan Medala
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The Cook
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Richard Petty
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Cale Yarborough
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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! See more »

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Comedy | Musical

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15 April 1968 (Denmark)  »

Also Known As:

A todo escape  »

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Budget:

$1,500,000 (estimated)

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

This was the last of three Elvis Presley films in which his character is a race car driver. The first time was in Viva Las Vegas (1964) and the second was in Spinout (1966). See more »

Goofs

When Elvis first parks his red car near the trailer, the car is only up to the grass line and you can't even see it in the next scene when he opens the trailer door and enters. However upon leaving the trailer, you see the red car as he exits and it is now completely on the grass, right next to the trailer. See more »

Quotes

Mary Ann: [Referring to Kenny] You mean you let him take care of your money?
Steve Grayson: Why not? I like to live dangerously.
Mary Ann: Does that go for girls too?
Steve Grayson: That goes for everything?
Mary Ann: Honey, I'm going to leave the driving to you.
[They kiss]
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Connections

Featured in Lionpower from MGM (1967) See more »

Soundtracks

Your Time Hasn't Come Yet, Baby
(uncredited)
Written by Mel Glazer & Stephen Schlaks
Performed by Elvis Presley
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Fast moving Elvis
8 February 2011 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

You might not think of Elvis to be a great actor. but it sure is fun to see him try and sing some great songs along the way.Enjoy this film with Nancy Sinatra and Gale Gordon.Bill Bixby plays scene stealing womanizer, remember the "hulk".You'll see Elvis racing car number 6 in the Charlotte 100 race.Along for the ride are Richard Petty,Buddy Baker Cale Yarborough,Dick Hutcherson and Tiny Lund.Elvis sings the hit song "let yourself go" and Nancy Sinatra sings "You groovy self" Premiered in Charlotte,North Carolina on June 12 1968.Two not known facts about this film are:Sonny & Cher refused roles in this film and Petula Clark turned down role of Susan Jacks.Available from Warner Brothers in 1968.If You enjoyed this one try "Spinout" also by Elvis.


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