A sadistic small-town sheriff has a habit of deliberately forcing speeders to their deaths on the mountain roads leading into town. The brother of one of the victims rolls into town in his hot rod to investigate his brother's death. Written by
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The engine in the real '34 Ford was just a plain 302 Ford with a single four barrel carb. To make it appear more of a hot rod engine, the engine actually shown to Sheriff Roy Childress is the 327 Chevy from the yellow '32 coupe from American Graffiti with 4 two barrel carbs. See more »
Your Honor, I plead nolo contendere.
Judge J.A. Hooker:
That's the same as guilty. That will be a one hundred dollar fine or 10 days in the county jail.
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I was about thirteen when this movie came out on television. It is far superior in action than most movies since. Martin Sheen is excellent, and though Nick Nolte has a small part, he too provides excellent support. Vic Morrow as the villain is superb.
When Sheen "tests the water" in his '34 Ford (COOL) along the mountainous highway it is spectacular!
The ending is grand.
I'm disappointed in the low vote this received. I figure the younger generations have more interest in much of the junk that is coming out these days.
Good taste eludes the masses!
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