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The California Kid (1974)

TV Movie  |  Not Rated  |   |  Action, Thriller  |  25 September 1974 (USA)
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A deranged, desert town sheriff has a murderous habit or forcing speeders to their deaths, until a young man with a souped-up hotrod arrives to possibly end it.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Michael McCord
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Sheriff Roy Childress
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Maggie
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Deputy
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Buzz Stafford
Janit Baldwin ...
Sissy
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Lyle Stafford
Frederic Downs ...
Judge J.A. Hooker
Don Mantooth ...
Jack (as Donald Mantooth)
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Don McCord (as Joseph Estevez)
Britt Leach ...
Johnny
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Howard
Barbara Collentine ...
Edith
Michael Richardson ...
Charley
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Tom
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Storyline

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 Anonymous

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In this town a speeding ticket is a death sentence

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Action | Thriller

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Release Date:

25 September 1974 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A kaliforniai kölyök  »

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(Westrex Recording System)

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(Technicolor)

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Joe Estevez, who played the sailor driving the car (Don McCord), is the real life younger brother of Martin Sheen, who played Don's brother in the movie. See more »

Goofs

The car his brother was driving is a coupe with the small rear side glass, but the one in the junk yard was a sedan with the larger side glass. See more »

Quotes

Sheriff Roy Childress: I want you out of this town today McCord.
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Whow! This is one cool car movie
31 July 2000 | by (Melbourne , Australia) – See all my reviews

I caught this movie about 8 years ago, and have never had it of my mind. surely someone out there will release it on Video, or hey why not DVD! The ford coupe is the star.......if you have any head for cars WATCH THIS and be blown away.


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