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

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Director:
Writers:
Lee Frost (written by) and
Wes Bishop (written by)
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Release Date:
June 1975 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
Peter Fonda and Warren Oates are burning their bridges and a lot of rubber... on the deadliest stretch of road in the country! See more »
Plot:
Two couples vacationing together in an R.V. from Texas to Colorado are terrorized after they witness a murder during a Satanic ritual. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Perfect drive-in fare See more (80 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Peter Fonda ... Roger Marsh

Warren Oates ... Frank Stewart

Loretta Swit ... Alice Stewart

Lara Parker ... Kelly Marsh

R.G. Armstrong ... Sheriff Taylor
Clay Tanner ... Delbert
Carol Blodgett ... Ethel Henderson
Phil Hoover ... Mechanic
Ricci Ware ... Ricci Ware
Paul A. Partain ... Cal Mathers
James N. Harrell ... Gun Shop Owner
Karen Miller ... Kay
Arkey Blue ... Arkey Blue

Jack Starrett ... Gas Station Attendant
Wes Bishop ... Deputy Dave
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Joyce King ... Librarian (uncredited)
Paul Maslansky ... Road Worker in Cowboy Hat (uncredited)

Dan Hewitt Owens ... Jay (uncredited)
Tommy Splittgerber ... Shop Foreman (uncredited)
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Directed by
Jack Starrett 
 
Writing credits
Lee Frost (written by) and
Wes Bishop (written by)

Produced by
Wes Bishop .... producer
Paul Maslansky .... executive producer
Lee Frost .... producer (uncredited)
 
Original Music by
Leonard Rosenman 
 
Cinematography by
Robert C. Jessup (director of photography) (as Robert Jessup)
 
Film Editing by
John F. Link  (as John Link)
 
Makeup Department
Dorothy J. Pearl .... makeup artist (as Dottie Pearl)
 
Production Management
Frederic W. Brost .... unit production manager (as Fred Brost)
Tony Wade .... production supervisor
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Frederic W. Brost .... assistant director (as Fred Brost)
Stephen Lim .... second assistant director (as Steve Lim)
Paul Maslansky .... second unit director (uncredited)
Paul Nuckles .... second unit director (uncredited)
 
Art Department
Mark Wade .... property master
Stephane Goulet .... prop supervisor (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Don J. Bassman .... sound re-recording mixer (as Don Bassman)
William Randall .... production sound mixer
 
Special Effects by
Richard O. Helmer .... special effects (as Richard Helmer)
 
Stunts
Paul Nuckles .... stunt coordinator (as Paul Knuckles)
Bud Davis .... stunts (uncredited)
Gary Davis .... stunts (uncredited)
Eddy Donno .... stunts (uncredited)
Bud Ekins .... stunts (uncredited)
Beau Gibson .... stunts (uncredited)
Duffy Hambleton .... stunts (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Don Baker .... animation camera
George Bouillet .... camera operator (as George Boulliet)
Ross A. Maehl .... gaffer (as Ross Maehl)
Don Baker .... animation camera: main title (uncredited)
Calvin Maehl .... best boy electric (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Nancy McArdle .... wardrobe
 
Editorial Department
Michael Cipriano .... assistant film editor
Allan Jacobs .... supervising film editor
 
Music Department
Tommy Tedesco .... musician: guitar (uncredited)
 
Transportation Department
Greg Van Dyke .... transportation coordinator (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Peter Anderson .... main title (uncredited)
Jack Cole .... main title design
Joyce King .... script supervisor
Catherine McDermott .... lead stand-in (uncredited)
 

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88 min
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Mono (Westrex Recording System)
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Trivia:
The chase scenes involving the motor-home and it's various stages of worsening damage were used as stock footage for an episode of The Fall Guy.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: During the scene when Peter is shooting at the final car chasing after them during the chase scene the car that was following them was a late 1960s Oldsmobile Delmont 88, but the close up scenes of the car getting shot appears to be an early 1960s compact vehicle.See more »
Quotes:
Gas Station Attendant:What the hell happened to your van here? Your back window is all busted up!
Frank Stewart:I don't drive too well when I'm asleep.
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Movie Connections:
Edited into "The Fall Guy" (1981)See more »

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32 out of 35 people found the following review useful.
Perfect drive-in fare, 30 March 2006
Author: inspectors71 from The Man-Cave

Let's hop into the wayback machine and return to the North Cedar Drive-In Theatre in Spokane, Washington, circa 1975. It's hot and muggy and my best friend and I are seeing maybe the fortieth movie of the summer, sitting in my Oldsmobile Vista Cruiser or his 12 year old F-250 (I can't remember which). We sit back to watch Race With the Devil, an obvious B-grade horror flick we've heard great things about from friends.

I haven't seen Jack Starrett's RWD since that night in the summer of '75, but I distinctly remember how good it was, how merrily hell-bent-for-leather the action was, and the way it tied into our goofy fear of Satanic cults and human chains thirty years ago. If you were around the greater Spokane area (now there's an oxymoron!) way back when, you must have heard the stories coming out of Rathdrum, Idaho, north of Coeur d'Alene. This flick was shot in the southwest, but with all the rural versions of urban legends clanking about the Idaho Panhandle, Race With the Devil seemed like a home movie.

I believe the movie made a gob of money that year.

I recommend Race With the Devil in no small part for the fact that it's obvious the people involved are having a great time, a must for a low-budget movie. It has the pacing and the chills to scare teenagers wearing long hair and bell bottoms and, I'm sure after I order a copy from Amazon, it will put a grin on the face of this paunchy, middle-aged nostalgist.

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