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The Last American Hero (1973)

PG | | Drama, Sport | 27 July 1973 (USA)
A young hellraiser quits his moonshine business to try to become the best NASCAR racer the south has ever seen.

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A young hellraiser quits his moonshine business to try to become the best NASCAR racer the south has ever seen.

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It took him 20 years to find out who he was and 2 laps to let the world know. See more »

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Drama | Sport

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Trivia

Junior drove 1968 Mustang for moonshine runs, same color as Bullitt Mustang. See more »

Quotes

Elroy Jackson Jr.: You make a move on me, I'll rip his lip off and give it to you for a key ring.
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Referenced in Django Unchained (2012) See more »

Soundtracks

I Got A Name
Sung by Jim Croce
Lyrics by Norman Gimbel
Music by Charles Fox
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Fast fun
9 July 2000 | by (Ipswich, England) – See all my reviews

The great American movie - fast cars, fast women (okay, woman), fast cutting. The American dream... and it happens to be true, as well! The performances had the realism I love in these classic movies from the '70s and the locations, thanks to Lamont Johnson's almost-documentary approach, are like time-travel back to those days; a by-God record of US social history. Yes, sir.


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