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 »
Cuba, December 1958: The professional gambler Jack visits Havana to organize a big Poker game. On the ship he meets Roberta and falls in love with her. Shortly after they arrive in Cuba, ... See full summary »
A young drifter (Stephen McHattie) and his newly acquired girlfriend (Kay Lenz) witness a corrupt local Sheriff kill his deputy, soon becoming the prime suspects they set off across country to evade capture.
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
Don's ride was a 1951 Ford coupe. Michael's ride was a 1934 Ford three-window coupe. See more »
When "The Kid" shows his car to the sheriff, the fuel induction setup appears to be four two-barrel carburetors on a small-block Chevy. Later, when "The Kid" is working on his car at the garage, the engine has a Holley four-barrel carburetor. 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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