66 user 65 critic

Dirty Mary Crazy Larry (1974)

PG | | Crime, Drama, Romance | 17 May 1974 (USA)
2:01 | Trailer

Watch Now

From $2.99 (SD) on Amazon Video

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 »



(screenplay), (screenplay) | 1 more credit »



Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Action | Crime | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

During the 1970s, car delivery driver Kowalski delivers hot rods in record time but always runs into trouble with the highway cops.

Director: Richard C. Sarafian
Stars: Barry Newman, Cleavon Little, Dean Jagger
Action | Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Two couples vacationing together in an R.V. from Texas to Colorado are terrorized after they witness a murder during a Satanic ritual.

Director: Jack Starrett
Stars: Peter Fonda, Warren Oates, Loretta Swit
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Insurance investigator Maindrian Pace and his team lead double-lives as unstoppable car thieves. When a South American drug lord pays Pace to steal 48 cars for him, all but one, a 1973 Ford... See full summary »

Director: H.B. Halicki
Stars: H.B. Halicki, Marion Busia, Jerry Daugirda
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

A story of two men drag-racing across the U.S. in a primer grey '55 Chevy. Dennis Wilson is the mechanic, James Taylor is the driver.

Director: Monte Hellman
Stars: James Taylor, Warren Oates, Laurie Bird
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

In the 1970s Arizona, a young married man becomes an independent long-haul driver and he risks his life fighting the corruption in the local long-haul trucking industry.

Director: Jonathan Kaplan
Stars: Jan-Michael Vincent, Kay Lenz, Slim Pickens
Mr. Majestyk (1974)
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

A melon farmer battles organized crime and a hit man who wants to kill him.

Director: Richard Fleischer
Stars: Charles Bronson, Linda Cristal, Al Lettieri
The Driver (1978)
Action | Crime | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

"The Driver" is a specialist in a rare business: he drives getaway cars in robberies. His exceptional talent prevented him from being caught yet. After another successful flight from the ... See full summary »

Director: Walter Hill
Stars: Ryan O'Neal, Bruce Dern, Isabelle Adjani
Fighting Mad (1976)
Action | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

An Arkansas farmer stages a one-man war against corrupt land developers who want to evict him and his neighbors from their farms for real estate developments.

Director: Jonathan Demme
Stars: Peter Fonda, Gino Franco, Harry Northup
Bullitt (1968)
Action | Crime | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

An all guts, no glory San Francisco cop becomes determined to find the underworld kingpin that killed the witness in his protection.

Director: Peter Yates
Stars: Steve McQueen, Jacqueline Bisset, Robert Vaughn
The Junkman (1982)
Action | Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

Junkman and movie-maker Harlan Hollis struggles to stay alive when a jealous partner in his company hires goons to kill him. Full of amazing car chases, fantastic crashes, and edge-of-your-seat action.

Director: H.B. Halicki
Stars: H.B. Halicki, Christopher Stone, Susan Shaw
Vanishing Point (TV Movie 1997)
Action | Adventure | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

When his wife goes into a troubled labor while he is on the road over 1200 miles away James Kowalski, an ex race car driver and a former Army Ranger, attempts to elude police while trying ... See full summary »

Director: Charles Robert Carner
Stars: Viggo Mortensen, Christine Elise, Steve Railsback
Action | Drama | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

An ex con teams up with federal agents to help them with breaking up a moonshine ring.

Director: Joseph Sargent
Stars: Burt Reynolds, Jennifer Billingsley, Ned Beatty


Cast overview, first billed only:
Eugene Daniels ...
Janear Hines ...
Elizabeth James ...
Adrianne Herman ...
T.J. Castronovo ...
Steve (as Tom Castranova)
James W. Gavin ...
Helicopter Pilot (as James Gavin)
Ben Niems ...
Police Chief Markey
George Westcott ...
Bridge Operator
Tom O'Neill ...


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

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


There's nothin' they won't try! See more »


PG | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:





Release Date:

17 May 1974 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

La fuga del loco y la sucia  »

Filming Locations:


Box Office


$2,000,000 (estimated)

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

(Westrex Recording System) (uncredited)


Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »

Did You Know?


No less than two cast members appeared in Billy Jack movies: Elizabeth James (Police Dispatcher) was in Born Losers, and Kenneth Tobey was in Billy Jack. See more »


The Dodge Charger they are driving is a 1969 model, yet when the Charger and the one police car are sideswiping each other and he ends up running the police car off a bridge into a river, a 1968 model is shown. See more »


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


Referenced in Mystery Science Theater 3000: Radar Secret Service (1993) See more »


Time (Is Such a Funny Thing)
Written by Danny Janssen and Bobby Hart
Sung by Marjorie McCoy
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

See more (Spoiler Alert!) »

User Reviews

Good movie
28 December 2005 | by (Kansas) – See all my reviews

I saw this movie as a young boy and didn't see it again until this Christmas when I ordered the DVD. It was one of my favorite movies from my childhood. I remembered many of the scenes but had forgotten many and enjoyed watching it again. I really enjoyed the interviews and the "extras" on the DVD. I grew up in the muscle car era of the '70's but was too young to drive at the time. This movie along with the Smokey and the Bandit part one were big hits back then. It was definitely worth the money. I will enjoy watching it again sometime soon. I always wondered why I never did see it advertised to be shown on any cable channels. It probably did play down through the years but I never did see it. It does take me back to the days of driving fast with the windows rolled down and listening to the CB radio. They don't make the good old high speed car movies like this anymore.

8 of 10 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Adam Roarke geegollygosh3275
Where did you see this film? HemiRaptor
What made Mary 'Dirty'? pinbackwiggly
Do you think they will remake this one too?? Sirsharp
Ending animalmother78
Lost scenes in Dirty Mary Crazy Larry rdale36
Discuss Dirty Mary Crazy Larry (1974) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for: