The I-30 speedway was used at the Benton speedway. This speedway is actually just over in Pulaski county (little rock, Arkansas) from Saline county where Benton is actually located. See more »
When Gator is trying out the 1971 Ford Galaxy he was given by the Federal agents, you see him working a manual gear shift in the floor. Throughout the scene Gator upshifts and downshifts. However, when he arrives at his parents home, you see him place the car in park on the steering wheel, which is obviously an automatic transmission. See more »
In direct contrast to the previous review, I find this movie a well thought-out vehicle for Reynolds. Maybe some folks don't understand the 'shine business. Being an informer, turning in people who are just like you (and your family) creates great conflict within the character. Reynolds pulls it off well, even with the romantic distraction of Jennifer Billingsley, with Bo Hopkins doing his good ol' boy thing, then there's Ned Beatty.....and aww heck....you know why you watch it! It's a non-stop, pedal-to-the-metal, V8 blasting car movie! Check out those stunts...jumping a '72 Ford SeeDan (as we say here in the South) from a dock to a moving barge...great! Those full-size Mercury and Fords gobbling up the road, either chasing good ol' Gator or with him in one outrunning the cops...I mean, how much better can you get than that???
Ok, ok, I'll get serious again. It's a great action movie, regardless of whether you watch it with your coon hound or some Okie. It's got a very good plot, great action, and a good resolution......
Don't let folks kid you, Burt did good in this one!
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