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Dirty Mary Crazy Larry -- A thrill-seeking young woman joins a speed-crazy fugitive in a dangerous escape from a determined lawman.
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Dirty Mary Crazy Larry -- Clip: Car Chase


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Leigh Chapman (screenplay) and
Antonio Santean (screenplay) ...
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Release Date:
17 May 1974 (USA) See more »
They don't call them that for nothing. See more »
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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It's worth the pain. Really. See more (65 total) »


  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Peter Fonda ... Larry

Susan George ... Mary

Adam Roarke ... Deke

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

Lynn Borden ... 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)

Al Rossi ... Surl
Ben Niems ... Police Chief Markey
George Westcott ... Bridge Operator
Tom O'Neill ... Farmer
Edna MacAfee ... Seller at Swapmeet (as Edna Macafee)
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 ... 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 (uncredited)
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 mixer (as Don Johnson)
Fred J. Brown .... sound effects editor (uncredited)
Kenneth Schwarz .... boom operator (uncredited)
Special Effects by
Greg Auer .... special effects
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 .... stillman
Gary Tandrow .... gaffer
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Carolyn Fitzsimmons .... second wardrobe mistress (as Carolyn Fitz-Simmons)
Phyllis Garr .... wardrobe mistress
Music Department
Ben Benay .... musician: guitarist (uncredited)
Other crew
James Boyd .... production executive
Terry Terrill .... script supervisor
Crew believed to be complete

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93 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Westrex Recording System) (uncredited)
Australia:M | Finland:K-16 | Iceland:12 | Norway:16 | Sweden:15 | UK:X (original rating) | UK:15 (tv rating) | UK:15 (video rating) (1987) | USA:PG (MPAA rating: certificate #23794) | West Germany:16

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The Robert Hirschfeld listed in the credits as "Swapmeet customer #4" is the same Robert Hirschfeld who portrayed "Officer Leo Schnitz" in "Hill Street Blues" (1981).See more »
Crew or equipment visible: In almost all close-up shots of an actor wearing (sun)glasses, the crew and/or camera rigs are visible in the reflections.See more »
Hanks:[walking through police garage] Stevie! Stevie, ma boy! Where are ya?
Hanks:Where the hell's that car at?
[referring to high-performance police car]
Steve:Over here... but she ain't got any siren or lights yet.
Hanks:Hey look, all I care about, is what you've got under that hood.
Steve:Take a look
[starts police car, car rumbles to life]
Hanks:[smiles broadly] So, what's my top end on this?
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Movie Connections:
Referenced in Grindhouse (2007)See more »
Time (Is Such a Funny Thing)See more »


Is the color of the '69 Dodge Charger yellow or green?
Do the Chargers Still Exist?
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36 out of 50 people found the following review useful.
It's worth the pain. Really., 19 November 2004
Author: three-seven from Norfolk, England

I too watched DMCL again last month after a period of many years, and I have to say that I love it, even though it's truly crap. The dialogue's hackneyed, the plot's over-simplistic and filled with randomly-inserted chunks of juvenile self-indulgence and Susan George's performance tends to make me claw at my ears like a mangy dog but if, like me, you hate what the computer age has done to the car chase, you can't help but enjoy it.

The fact is, you've got a bright yellow '69 Charger at full pelt, outrunning a bunch of genuine Mopar pursuit cars and being rammed by a helicopter - filmed on a road, with a camera. What more do you want? In terms of real action, with no digital effects, speeded-up film or dodgy miniatures, it's up there with The Gumball Rally. And yes, the scene with Vic Morrow standing at that crossroads as the helicopter swoops down to meet him does have a certain resonance.

This film is pretty poor, make no mistake, but as an example of how cars were crashed in the good old days I reckon it should be in a museum...

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