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The movie's theme song "I GOT A NAME", written by Charles Fox & Norman Gimbel won the 1973 Young New York Film Critics Award for "Best Song Of The Year". Months after the film's release, it was re-released under the title "I Got A Name". The song was not Oscar Nominated, though it did make it into the top 10 that year in the days when they had pre-nominations. See more »
How do you see your chances, Kyle?
Kyle Kingman, Driver:
You don't think I got the gall to answer a question like that, do ya, in front of famous drivers like Tex Zimmerman, Rick Penny, Davie Baer? So why don't we wait 'til this race is over and the best man's won and I'm standing there kissing the trophy girl? Then you ask me that.
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This film reveals how bad the Hollywood action movie has become 30 years later.
I watched this movie today on AMC and loved it. I don't know how well the film was received upon release, but in light of the current Hollywood narrative for action movies, Last American Hero deserves appreciation. It should definitely be considered an American classic.
The movie is a docu-drama based on the few years in the life of Junior Johnson, a famous stock car racer. A young Jeff Bridges brings the main character to life with a great performance, inspired and entertaining. The supporting cast is also excellent with Gary Busey as the brother and Valerie Perrine as the love interest.
All the elements of a great movie that time forgot: thrilling racing scenes, three-dimensional characters, humor, a complicated plot, and so on.. It's a shame that action movies today don't sacrifice some of the explosions, blood, and high-tech props for the type of entertainment and engrossment that Last American Hero delivers.
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