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Dirty Mary Crazy Larry (1974)

PG | | Crime, Drama, Romance | 17 May 1974 (USA)
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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La fuga del loco y la sucia  »

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$2,000,000 (estimated)
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Filming started in the fall of 1973 during the time the USA highway markings changed from white to yellow. Whilst most of the roads in California had changed by then, there are several examples of shots where the old system shows in some frames and the new system in others. One chase in particular goes down a road with no markings, yet the new yellow markings are seen out the back of the car window. See more »

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When the first patrol car is chasing them the cop car is far behind in external shots, but is right on their tail in internal shots. See more »

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Hanks: I'm gonna eat your lunch, you long-haired faggot!
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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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