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Fireball Jungle (1968)

Ambitious driver, wanting to get to the top of the stock-car circuit, gets mixed up with gangsters.

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Nero Solitarius
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Sammy (as Lon Chaney)
Alan Mixon ...
Ronald Elwood 'Cateye' Meares (as Allan Mixon)
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Steve Cullen
Chuck Daniel ...
Marty
Nancy Donohue ...
Ann Tracey
Vicki Nunis ...
Judy (as Vicky Nunis)
Tiny Kennedy ...
Nightclub Singer
Mercy ...
Themselves (as The Mercy Group)
Billy Blueriver ...
Moose
Babs Beatty ...
Fruit Stand Woman
Candy Stebbins
Pat Rast
Sharon Cramer
Linda Roberts
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Ambitious driver, wanting to get to the top of the stock-car circuit, gets mixed up with gangsters.

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'CATEYE'...a SAVAGE BRUTE KING of a jungle of hot rods and barracuda babes!

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October 1968 (USA)  »

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"It's a fireball jungle we're living in"

The Cuban-born Joseph Prieto (aka Joseph Mawra) could be the single most under-rated person in the history of exploitation films. He not only directed SHANTY TRAMP and SAVAGES FROM HELL, he is also responsible for all four OLGA movies and the dykesploitation film CHAINED GIRLS.

This extraordinary, action-packed car-racing wonder is his very best.

The whole film revolves around a big race and the urges of the evil, snickering Cateye Meares (Alan Mixon) who'll do anything to win it. OK, pretty standard plot. What really makes the film is it's countless exploitation elements. Within 94 minutes you get a screeching car elimination, a cat fight, references to LSD and, in the best scene, a totally bent comedy-filler set in a bar with toilet-seat bar stools and urinal beer-taps!

A great, great film that stands beyond any other car-racing film ever made. See it to believe it.


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