Speedway (1968)

G  |   |  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 overview, first billed only:
Steve Grayson
Susan Jacks
Kenny Donford
R.W. Hepworth
Abel Esterlake
Victoria Paige Meyerink ...
Ellie Esterlake (as Victoria Meyerink)
Paul Dado
Birdie Kebner
Poncie Ponce ...
Juan Medala
Harry Hickox ...
The Cook
Christopher West ...
Billie Jo
Beverly Powers ...
Mary Ann (as Miss Beverly Hills)
Buddy Baker ...
Cale Yarborough ...


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 »


Comedy | Musical


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Release Date:

12 June 1968 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A todo escape  »

Box Office


$1,500,000 (estimated)


$3,000,000 (USA)

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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


Racing sequences were filmed with 10 cameras. See more »


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 »


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 »


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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