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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Michael McCord
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Sheriff Roy Childress
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Maggie
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Buzz Stafford
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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)
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Johnny
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Howard
Barbara Collentine ...
Edith
Michael Richardson ...
Charley
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Tom
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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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25 September 1974 (USA)  »

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A kaliforniai kölyök  »

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1.33 : 1
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Don's ride was a 1951 Ford coupe. Michael's ride was a 1934 Ford three-window coupe. See more »

Goofs

During one chase the striping on the road is yellow, but in a second take the striping is white. During the time of filming the US was changing from white road striping to yellow. See more »

Quotes

Howard: 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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What became of Sgt. Saunders
1 February 2013 | by (Phoenix, Arizona, United States) – See all my reviews

Did honorable Sgt Saunders go home after the war and run for sheriff of a small California town? Somehow this made for TV movie from 1974 eluded me. See pre-liberal panty-waiste Martin Sheen in a James Deanesk role avenging the murder of his motorist brother take on an anything but honorable Vic Morrow playing a sleazy and corrupt town sheriff who hates speedsters and will do anything it takes to run them off the road with the front bumper of his '57 Plymouth. This jewel which takes place in 1957 but filmed in 1974 is filled with goofs and anachronisms galor and solid acting by the above as well as Nick Nolte and former Mama Phillips taking up time and space as the local coffee shop waitress and Rockford Files alum, Stewart Margolin playing it straight as Morrow's lacki deputy.


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