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Director:
Writers:
Leigh Chapman (screenplay) and
Antonio Santean (screenplay) ...
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Release Date:
17 May 1974 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
They don't call them that for nothing. See more »
Plot:
Larry Rayder is an aspiring NASCAR driver, Deke Sommers his mechanic. As they feel they collectively are the best... See more » | Add synopsis »
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User Reviews:
"K-i-s-s o-f-f!" See more (63 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Peter Fonda ... Larry

Susan George ... Mary Coombs

Adam Roarke ... Deke Sommers

Kenneth Tobey ... Carl Donahue
Eugene Daniels ... Hank

Lynn Borden ... Evelyn Stanton
Janear Hines ... Millie
Elizabeth James ... Dispatcher
Adrianne Herman ... Cindy Stanton
T.J. Castronovo ... Steve (as Tom Castranova)
James W. Gavin ... Helicopter Pilot (as James Gavin)

Al Rossi ... Surl
Ben Niems ... Police Chief Markey
George Westcott ... Bridge Operator
Tom O'Neill ... Farmer
Edna MacAfee ... Seller at Swapmeet
Don Coughlin ... Swapmeet Character
Sonny Dukes ... Swapmeet Character
Beau Gentry ... Swapmeet Character
Robert Hirschfeld ... Swapmeet Character (as Bob Hirshfield)
Bill Catching ... Roy Bailes (as William Catching)
Jody Carlson ... Telephone Operator
Tom Howard Jr. ... Trooper
Craig Kelly ... Trooper
Larry Luttrell ... Trooper
Gary McLarty ... Trooper

Bob Minor ... Trooper
Jerry Summers ... Trooper
Dick Warlock ... Trooper
Ted White ... Trooper
Jerry Wills ... Trooper
Al Wyatt Jr. ... Trooper

Vic Morrow ... Everett Franklin
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Roddy McDowall ... George Stanton (uncredited)
Al Wyatt Sr. ... Bartender (uncredited)

Directed by
John Hough 
 
Writing credits
Leigh Chapman (screenplay) and
Antonio Santean (screenplay)

Richard Unekis (novel "The Chase")

James H. Nicholson  story (uncredited)

Produced by
Norman T. Herman .... producer
Mickey Zide .... associate producer
Susan Hart .... executive producer (uncredited)
James H. Nicholson .... producer (uncredited)
 
Original Music by
Jimmie Haskell 
 
Cinematography by
Michael D. Margulies (director of photography) (as Mike Margulies)
 
Film Editing by
Christopher Holmes 
 
Production Design by
Philip Leonard 
 
Makeup Department
Wes Dawn .... makeup artist
Charlene Johnson .... hairdresser
 
Production Management
Maurice Vaccarino .... unit production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Stephen Lim .... second assistant director (as Steve Lim)
Ronald L. Schwary .... assistant director
 
Art Department
Michael Ross .... property master
 
Sound Department
Donald F. Johnson .... production sound mixer (as Don Johnson)
Fred J. Brown .... sound effects editor (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Greg Auer .... special effects
 
Stunts
Al Wyatt Sr. .... stunt coordinator (as Al Wyatt)
Bill Catching .... stunts (uncredited)
Gary McLarty .... stunts (uncredited)
Bob Minor .... stunts (uncredited)
Don Pike .... stunts (uncredited)
Eddie Smith .... stunts (uncredited)
Jerry Summers .... stunts (uncredited)
Dick Warlock .... stunts (uncredited)
Ted White .... stunts (uncredited)
Jerry Wills .... stunts (uncredited)
Al Wyatt Jr. .... stunts (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Dick Deats .... key grip
Phil Segura .... still photographer
Gary Tandrow .... gaffer
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Carolyn Fitzsimmons .... second wardrobe mistress (as Carolyn Fitz-Simmons)
Phyllis Garr .... wardrobe mistress
 
Other crew
James Boyd .... production executive
Terry Terrill .... script supervisor
 
Crew believed to be complete


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Runtime:
93 min
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Mono | Mono (Westrex Recording System)
Certification:
Australia:M | Finland:K-16 | Iceland:12 | Norway:16 | Sweden:15 | UK:X (original rating) | UK:15 (video rating) (1987) | USA:PG

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Trivia:
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 »
Goofs:
Continuity: As they are driving the Dodge Charger, the windshield changes from cracked to intact between shots.See more »
Quotes:
Mary Coombs:[in car speeding towards opening drawbridge] Hey, wait a minute... why aren't we slowing down?
Larry Rayder:[laughs] She doesn't know me very well, does she, Deke?
Deke Sommers:Not likely she ever will with about one second to live.
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Movie Connections:
Edited into "The Fall Guy" (1981)See more »
Soundtrack:
Time (Is Such a Funny Thing)See more »

FAQ

Is the color of the '69 Dodge Charger yellow or green?
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23 out of 26 people found the following review useful.
"K-i-s-s o-f-f!", 15 October 2005
Author: moonspinner55 from las vegas, nv

Ostensibly a mindless, flashy car-chase-&-crash B-flick has all the usual drive-in elements, but there's more going on here than at first appears. Two NASCAR enthusiasts, needing to buy a new entry vehicle, concoct an elaborate plan to rob a grocery store; Larry is the talent behind the wheel, Deke is the contemplative brains of the outfit. Soon they're saddled with good-time girl Mary, stubborn and sassy, who proves her mettle on a wild ride getting out of town. From Richard Unekis' book "The Chase", with a plot that is exactly that, yet the script by Leigh Chapman and Antonio Santean is surprisingly funny and literate and John Hough's direction is exceptionally tight with very little nonsense. Peter Fonda is appropriately manic, loose and shaggy, and Susan George has fun playing low-class (she has a tough time camouflaging her British accent, but it passes); every time Mary uses her brains, it provides more shading and substance in the character. Adam Roarke is a revelation as accomplice Deke, a sensitive, complicated man with heart and soul; he's not above larceny--he even masterminds it--but he's a thinker, and a realist. This film should have broken Roarke as a star in Hollywood, he is incredibly good. Vic Morrow has the standard role of the lawman on the trio's trail (he plays cat-and-mouse with them, and vice-versa, which is routine) and it's nice to see Roddy McDowall in a non-hysterical role as the supermarket manager. The chases are terrifically charged with adrenaline and excitement, and while the character animosities are trivial, the movie is stylish and wire-drawn. Apparently a big hit with Quentin Tarantino, who used a film-clip in his "Jackie Brown" (and adopted this picture's violent, jokey tone as well). Good show: *** from ****

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