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Pit Stop (1969)

Not Rated | | Action, Drama, Sport | 14 May 1969 (USA)
Grant Willard sponsors drivers in a "new" form of race car driving called The Figure Eight. The rise and fall of one such driver is the whole story behind PIT STOP.

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Rick Bowman (as Dick Davalos)
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Ellen McLeod (as Ellen McRae)
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Ed McLeod
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Luther
Robert Krist ...
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Sonny Simpson
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Moody (as Titus Moody)
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Ray Thiel ...
Roy
Jack Seymour
Bob James
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Grant Willard sponsors drivers in a "new" form of race car driving called The Figure Eight. The rise and fall of one such driver is the whole story behind PIT STOP.

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The magazine Rick Bowman (Dick Davalos) is reading in the hotel room is the January 1967 issue of Hot Rod. On the cover is a picture Dan Gurney and his Gurney Weslake engine. See more »

Goofs

The type of car changes during the street drag race. The race starts out with a 1952 modified Chevy on the left. The car modifications makes it a gasser type drag race car. This car does not have a front bumper and.has a solid front axle. The car that crashes is a stock 1952 Chevy complete with front bumper and stock front suspension. See more »

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Grant Willard: I'm trying to find myself a winner. Racing is a tough business. It's strictly the survival of the fittest. It's just like war: You got a winner and a loser and nothing in between. I busted a lot of heads, training my company in the Marines. But when they got into action, they led the whole Division in decorations received - what was left of them.
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A Beautiful Throbbing Piece of Americana
13 July 2000 | by See all my reviews

There's a genuinely unhinged quality to the stock car drivers depicted in this movie. Their lives are empty except for the thrill of racing, which amounts to a death wish. The black and white cinematography is excellent, with a very moody documentary/chariscuro feel. The principals are all very good, especially Sid Haig as a particularly unhinged driver. Beverly Washburn (also from the incredible SPIDER BABY) plays the protagonist's teenage girlfriend. For me, this movie shows a more complete mastery of the cinematic form then Coppola or Bogdonovich or any of those guys had when they were with Corman. And of course, the car wrecks filmed at real race tracks don't hurt either.


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