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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.
Dirty Mary Crazy Larry -- Open-ended Trailer from Anchor Bay Entertainment
Dirty Mary Crazy Larry -- Clip: Car Chase

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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:
Why the film is worthwhile to me... See more (65 total) »

Cast

  (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
 
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 .... 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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Runtime:
93 min
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1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Westrex Recording System) (uncredited)
Certification:
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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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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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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29 out of 34 people found the following review useful.
Why the film is worthwhile to me..., 26 April 2004
Author: Joe (jcmazel@yahoo.com) from San Francisco

Yes, DMCL is shot well. Yes, the car chases are great. And yes, if '70's kitch is what you seek, you'll find plenty of it here. But that's not why I love the movie.

The reason I love the movie is this : the characters. I've read other users comments regarding the lack of writing or character motivation, and there is validity to that. But hey, the selling point of the film wasn't an in-depth look at people, the selling point was watching Peter Fonda and Susan George ram their car into several other cars.

But I digress, what I love about the characters (and what I hate about the characters in most action movies today) is that they are totally unlikeable. They even hate each other. Fonda is a complete jerk to everyone. Susan George rhymes with rich and Rorke is weak and ineffectual. Hey, most the time the characters don't like each other. And it's my opinion that these characters are unlikeable by design. Think about it: when was the last time you went to the movies and the main characters were people you were suppose to dislike? Rare is it that modern filmmakers will take that chance, Even more impressive, somehow you end up routing for these people.

Bottom line, it's a good chase movie, with solid performances by two 70's icons in thier prime. If you manage to catch it, you'll probably have a good time.

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