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Dirty Mary Crazy Larry (1974)

PG | | Crime, Drama, Romance | 17 May 1974 (USA)
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Larry Rayder is an aspiring NASCAR driver, Deke Sommers is mechanic. As they feel they collectively are the best, the only thing that is holding them back is money to build the best vehicle... See full summary »

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Deke
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Donahue
Eugene Daniels ...
Hank
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Evelyn
Janear Hines ...
Millie
Elizabeth James ...
Dispatcher
Adrianne Herman ...
Cindy
T.J. Castronovo ...
Steve (as Tom Castranova)
James W. Gavin ...
Helicopter Pilot (as James Gavin)
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Surl
Ben Niems ...
Police Chief Markey
George Westcott ...
Bridge Operator
Tom O'Neill ...
Farmer
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Larry Rayder is an aspiring NASCAR driver, Deke Sommers is mechanic. As they feel they collectively are the best, the only thing that is holding them back is money to build the best vehicle possible. As such, they decide to rob a supermarket's office of the money in its safe to pursue their dream. On the most part, their robbery is successful, although their plan breaks down in its end phase, which doesn't allow them as much getaway time as they wanted. Another problem they face is an unexpected third person in their getaway, Larry's one night stand Mary Coombs, who doesn't like the fact that Larry ran off on her, although she eventually also says that she doesn't want any of the money. With a police scanner and two-way radio in their souped up Dodge Charger, they try to outrun the police, who have an identification of their vehicle, and a general description of the three. The police pursuit is led by the tenacious Sheriff Everett Franklin, who knows he and his team can catch them, ... Written by Huggo

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No one's faster than Crazy Larry, except Dirty Mary! See more »


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17 May 1974 (USA)  »

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La fuga del loco y la sucia  »

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$2,000,000 (estimated)
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Three Chargers were used in the film; Two 1969 Dodge Chargers (one "R/T" and one coupe), and one 1968 Dodge Charger (coupe). Two of the Chargers were intentionally damaged in the front (after a scene where the Charger collided with the truck), and there is a notable difference in the damage from car to car See more »

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As Larry, Mary and Deke go into the bar to shoot some pool, a boom mic is seen to be following them along under the trees as they walk behind the Charger. See more »

Quotes

Larry Rayder: Hey, Deke, it turns out Dingleberry here's a joke after all.
Mary Coombs: [quoting book] "The murderer, is not unaccountable for his own murder. And the robbed should not be blameless for being robbed. For it is the cornerstone of the temple, that is no higher than the lowest stone in its foundation."
Larry Rayder: Now, don't start speaking in puns to me woman.
Mary Coombs: That is from a book, bozo! And, if you'd read once in a while, perhaps you'd know what I'm talking about!
Larry Rayder: Oh, books, Europe, Lear Jets, Sam Baker, shoplifting... ...
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Time (Is Such a Funny Thing)
Written by Danny Janssen and Bobby Hart
Sung by Marjorie McCoy
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The Best Car Chase Movie Period!
10 October 2006 | by (Maui, Hawaii) – See all my reviews

Dirty Mary/ Crazy Larry is not great cinema, so why do I rate it a 10? In a word, History, Never before, or since has there been a movie which consisted almost entirely of a car chase, The dialog may be a bit silly in places, and the plot may seem weak even though the concept is quite interesting, but, the fun factor,(although morbid at times) is high. The characters though, are real, By the movies shocking conclusion, I feel like I actually know them, every time I watch it. I Saw this movie when I was five years old, perhaps a bit to young, but it sparked my love of fast cars and action movies. Some may say Bullit is the greatest car chase on film, but in my opinion, Nothing even came close to Dirty Mary/Crazy Larry!


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