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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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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 ...
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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!

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Comedy | Musical

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12 June 1968 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A todo escape  »

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$1,500,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$3,000,000 (USA)
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Trivia

Racing sequences were filmed with 10 cameras. See more »

Goofs

In all the scenes at the hangout, there is a band playing, yet none of the times are any of the guitars plugged in. See more »

Quotes

Steve Grayson: [Referring to Kenny] If I were a girl, I would let the measles in my apartment before I let him in.
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Referenced in ALF: Suspicious Minds (1989) See more »

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There Ain't Nothing Like a Song
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Written by Mel Glazer & Stephen Schlaks
Performed by Elvis Presley
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Entertaining and light
29 August 2006 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I really enjoy Elvis movies as they are just sheer entertainment and you can switch off and enjoy rather than having to think about everyone's motivation...!! Speedway is a good 'romp' - that's the word that comes to mind for me when I think of the movie. I don't' think it's in the same league as Blue Hawaii or Fun in Acapulco though.

Worth seeing 'Let Yourself Go' the number at the beginning!

I find it a struggle seeing films with cutesy kids in it and this has it's share but, again, not so bad that I would say to give the film a miss.

Being honest, I'm glad I've seen it for completism but whether it will hold in my memory a month from now is another matter!!


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