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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 »
Genre:
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 »
User Reviews:
Good drive-in movie See more (82 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Peter Fonda ... Roger

Warren Oates ... Frank

Loretta Swit ... Alice

Lara Parker ... Kelly

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)

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 .... re-recording mixer (as Don Bassman)
William Randall .... production 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
George Bouillet .... camera operator (as George Boulliet)
Ross A. Maehl .... gaffer (as Ross Maehl)
Don Baker .... animation camera (uncredited)
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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Runtime:
88 min
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1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Westrex Recording System)
Certification:
Australia:M | Finland:K-16 (1988) | Finland:K-18 (cut) (1975) | France:-16 | Germany:16 | Iceland:16 | Netherlands:18 (original rating) | New Zealand:M | Norway:18 | Norway:16 (1976) | Spain:18 | Sweden:15 | UK:AA (original rating) | UK:15 (video rating: cut by 25 secs) (2007) | UK:15 (video rating) (1987) | USA:PG (MPAA rating: certificate #24273)
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Jack Starrett replaced original director Lee Frost when Fox head Alan Ladd Jr. was unsatisfied with the dailies. Most of his footage was re-shot.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: When Frank is showing Roger the recreational vehicle bathroom, his shirt is buttoned and when he turns around his shirt is unbuttoned and he is buttoning it.See more »
Quotes:
Roger Marsh:Hey everybody! Lighten up! It's all over!See more »
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14 out of 15 people found the following review useful.
Good drive-in movie, 27 August 2007
Author: Wayne Malin (wwaayynnee51@hotmail.com) from United States

Two couples are on vacation and driving around in a huge motor home. They are Roger (Peter Fonda), Kelly (Lara Parker), Frank (Warren Oates) and Alice (Loretta Swit). One night while camping they see a Satanic ritual where a young girl is murdered. The members of the cult find out and the couples spend the rest of the movie with witches after them to kill them.

The story is a little silly and the dialogue is pretty bad but this is the type of movie that used to pack them in at drive-ins. It's full of action, fast-moving and has likable (if one-dimensional) characters. It's basically a chase movie disguised and marketed as a horror film. The killing in the movie isn't that explicit and the nudity in it is purposely blurred out-some people think it was edited from theatrical prints but it was always that way.

The acting doesn't really matter--I mean who's seeing this for the acting? Still all four actors give their all to this. The only thing that bothered me was Swit and Parker screaming nonstop when anything happens and letting Fonda and Oates "save" them. It's quite amusing to see Parker being attacked by witches in this one since she played the evil witch Angelique in the "Dark Shadows" TV series in the late 1960s. The climax is either a perfect one or a lousy one. I'm torn between the two myself.

Quick and fun with a really incredible car chase at the end.

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