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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 ...
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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!

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Comedy | Musical

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

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Speedway  »

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Budget:

$1,500,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$3,000,000 (USA)
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(Metrocolor)

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The white #6 car that 'Elvis Presley drives is a 1967 Dodge Charger. It appears to be the Cotton Owens team #6, driven in real life by David Pearson. 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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Referenced in ALF: Suspicious Minds (1989) See more »

Soundtracks

Let Yourself Go
(uncredited)
Written by Mel Glazer & Stephen Schlaks
Performed by Elvis Presley
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Elvis' "buddy" movie
17 August 2002 | by (Missouri USA) – See all my reviews

This is one of my favorite Elvis movies. I don't really like auto racing and I didn't care for Nancy Sinatra, but what I did like is the relationship and chemistry between Elvis and Bill Bixby. It's the closest thing to a buddy movie that Elvis made. As far as romance, there are other Elvis movies that are much better, particularly Viva Las Vegas.


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