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Steel Arena (1973)

Dusty Russell shows off his talent as the greatest daredevil on the circuit. Later, he awaits the biggest challenge of his career.

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Dusty Russell ...
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Buddy Love ...
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Gene Drew ...
Himself
Dutch Schnitzer ...
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Speed Stearns ...
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Ed Ryan ...
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Big Tim Welch ...
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Dan Carter ...
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Bruce Mackey ...
Crash Chambers
Laura Brooks ...
Jo-Ann
Bill McKnight ...
Harry
Dick Dawe ...
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Eric Nord ...
Southern Sheriff
Erica Stone ...
Crash's Girl
Nancy Walton ...
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Dusty Russell shows off his talent as the greatest daredevil on the circuit. Later, he awaits the biggest challenge of his career.

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Living Wild, Living Free
Words and Music by Don Tweedy
Sung by Sam Durrance on Omni Records
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A killer display of death-defying stunts in this overlooked drama.
28 November 1998 | by (Suffolk, Virginia) – See all my reviews

With a cast of real professional daredevils and enough damaging demolition, STEEL ARENA is an amusingly fun time with a simple plot. The focus is on true-life daredevil Dusty Russell, who risks his life and limb by attempting record-breaking divebombs in his career. And he successfully does them, too! Amazing! There's some exciting (although brief) stunts like the infamous "T-bone" and rollover crashes and the fire ring. Watch Dusty attempt to jump 100 feet into the air! Don't expect this to be a documentary, though. At least the daredevils can act alright. I had no idea whether Dusty survived the film's last stunt or not, for the end is quite solemn. There hasn't been a film like it, with the possible exception of EVEL KNIEVEL. It may have been aged, but it's definitely worth seeing wherever you can find it.


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