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Speedway (1968)

 -  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

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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G | See all certifications »
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12 June 1968 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A todo escape  »

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Budget:

$1,500,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$3,000,000 (USA)
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2.35 : 1
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Script originally offered to Sonny Bono and Cher. See more »

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Elvis is driving a Dodge Charger but the gear shifter is for a Ford. 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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Featured in The Definitive Elvis: The Army Years (2002) See more »

Soundtracks

Goin' Home
(uncredited)
Written by Mel Glazer & Stephen Schlaks
Performed by Elvis Presley
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Fast and Sexy
11 August 2004 | by (Atlanta, GA) – See all my reviews

SPEEDWAY, Elvis and Nancy Sinatra tackle the fast pace of the Charlotte Speedway and light up the screen.

Nancy looks fantastic with her blonde hair and those incredible eyes that melt you. Elvis is Elvis, what can you say.

NOTE: Nancy is the only person to ever have a song included on an Elvis Presley soundtrack.

YOUR GROOVY SELF is fun and the attitude lively.

Gale Gordon adds to the cast as does Bill Bixby.

Fast cars, groovy times and lots of songs.

The children in this movie are adorable.

True entertainment for Elvis and Nancy fans alike.

Grab the pop corn and snuggle up!


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