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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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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 is mechanic. As they feel they collectively are the best... See more » | Add synopsis »
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NewsDesk:
(33 articles)
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User Reviews:
The Best Car Chase Movie Period! 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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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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Did You Know?

Trivia:
A clip of the chase scene in which Mary says, "I think someone's knocking on the door," is played in the 1997 Quentin Tarantino film in which Robert De Niro and Bridget Fonda are watching. Bridget Fonda is the daughter of Dirty Mary Crazy Larry star Peter Fonda.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: 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 »
Quotes:
Larry Rayder:Yeah, yeah. So we got off to a bad start. Well ya' know what it means when somebody like me gets off to a bad start? Not a God damn thing.See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in Apple Pie (1976)See more »
Soundtrack:
Time (Is Such a Funny Thing)See more »

FAQ

Is the color of the '69 Dodge Charger yellow or green?
Do the Chargers Still Exist?
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8 out of 10 people found the following review useful.
The Best Car Chase Movie Period!, 10 October 2006
Author: jaspersara369 from Maui, Hawaii

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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