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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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tax | racing | manager | tax return | stock car | See more »

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Smooth, fast and in high gear!

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Comedy | Musical

Certificate:

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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Trivia

Director Norman Taurog had his granddaughter in the film as an extra. 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

Steve Grayson: I'd like to break you in half!
Kenny Donford: If you did, you'd have two very short friends.
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Suppose
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Written by Mel Glazer & Stephen Schlaks
Performed by Elvis Presley
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Great Elvis Movie
28 January 2011 | by See all my reviews

Strengths: Elvis Presley and Bill Bixby turn in stellar performances.

Weaknesses: Script and Nancy Sinatra My thoughts: Elvis is magical on the screen as always and I thought Bixby turned in a great performance too. I was only put off by the lousy acting of Nancy Sinatra who seemed annoyed with even being in the film if you ask me. The script was not the best and thus the movie was a little quirky without a clear plot. It does seem as though the whole movie was centered around throwing a few big names in the pot with an average script and expecting phenomenal results. No matter as the movie is easily carried by Elvis. he is as charismatic as ever and even with the lousy script turns the movie into an entertaining venue. You just have to love Elvis to enjoy the movie and fans everywhere will. I recently watched this movie again from my library and was thoroughly entertained.


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