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The Wild Racers (1968)

Not Rated | | Action, Drama | 27 March 1968 (USA)
Promising young racing car driver Joe Joe Quillico leaves the stock car racing scene in the United States in order to pursue Grand Prix racing in Europe. After limited success he manages to... See full summary »

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Joe Joe Quillico
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Katherine Pearson
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Pippy
Warwick Sims ...
Charlie
Alan Haufrect ...
Virgil
David Landau ...
Ian (as David Landar)
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June - Katherine's Friend (as Talia Coppola)
Ursule Pauly ...
French Girlfriend
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Pit Crew Mechanic
Ron Gans
Fabienne Arel
Patricia Culbert ...
Louise
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Dancing Girl (as Mary Jo Kennedy)
Kurt Boon
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Promising young racing car driver Joe Joe Quillico leaves the stock car racing scene in the United States in order to pursue Grand Prix racing in Europe. After limited success he manages to win the Spanish Grand Prix. His love life however, is much less successful and his winning on the track only serves to alienate the woman he loves - with unhappy consequences. Written by Kevin Steinhauer <K.Steinhauer@BoM.GOV.AU>

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From Stock Car To Grand Prix... show him a curve and he'll take it... on two wheels or with a kiss!

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27 March 1968 (USA)  »

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Killico il pilota nero  »

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All of Warwick Sims' dialog was looped by Dick Miller, who also appears briefly in the movie as a different character. See more »

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Joe Joe Quillico: 'Cause I'm Joe Joe Quillico, king of the hillico. And they call me Joe Joe, 'cause I got the mojo. Ya know what mojo is? Mojo is magic. And that's where it's at with me, Baby. Do you like it when I call you Baby?
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The Lonely River
Written by Mike Curb
Produced by Bob Summers & Mike Curb
Performed by Davie Allan And The Arrows (as The Sidewalk Sounds)
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Not great; not too bad either
11 April 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This story about former NASCAR driver Joe Joe Quilico and his quest of making it big in European Grand Prix and Le Mans racing, and pursue a love life at the same time ought to evoke comparisons to two epic racing movies, Grand Prix and Le Mans. One good thing is the footage of exciting racing, which ought to please many fans of that era's Formula One and sports car prototype racing. It's interesting that we have a NASCAR driver making the switch to F1 (nowadays, it's the other way around-- Juan Pablo Montoya and Scott Speed come to mind), and Fabian does a great job in his role as an American racer adjusting to life on the European racing circuit.

Now for the dislike. The editing! The Wild Racers makes use of too many quick cuts and the film's flow is generally "jerky" and the scenes cut too quickly into the next; it is not smooth at all, making it hard to follow the story at times. Compared to its contemporaries, Le Mans and Grand Prix-- the editing in those movies was much more tastefully done and served better in conveying a sense of emotion, or action, where it was needed. I never felt that I lost the storyline in those movies.

I agree with the other review that this story written by Max House is excellent. The storyline is great, no doubt-- but the execution simply didn't convey that, in my opinion. I still enjoyed the racing sequences, though. The Wild Racers could, and should, have been up there as one of the great racing movies of all time.


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