In 1958, two teenagers take their pride and joy, a hopped-up Chevy, and start a cross-country journey to enter it in the National Championship drag races in California. Along the way they ... See full summary »
Skip and Harry are framed for a bank robbery and end up in a western prison. The two eastern boys are having difficulty adjusting to the new life until the warden finds that Skip has a ... See full summary »
Georg Stanford Brown
Thinking this will prevent war, the US government gives an impenetrable supercomputer total control over launching nuclear missiles. But what the computer does with the power is unimaginable to its creators.
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
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 »
Until 1961, all road striping in California was white. Many shots show yellow center striping. It may have been possible for the double yellow lines to be present but single dashed striping was white until the rules changed 1971. California, as with most of the USA repainted from 1971-1975. The film is set in 1958. See more »
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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