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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 »
User Reviews:
Defending the Ending ***SPOILER*** See more (81 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 | 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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Did You Know?

Trivia:
When the RV pulls into a gas station towards the end of the film, the gas station attendant who serves them is the film's director, Jack Starrett.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:
Roger Marsh:Hey everybody! Lighten up! It's all over!See more »
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23 out of 29 people found the following review useful.
Defending the Ending ***SPOILER***, 30 December 2005
Author: tabbycat from Orange County, CA

For years I've listened to nitpickers attack the ending. "Why didn't they just drive away?" If you recall, the attendant at the last gas station they stopped at warned, "You got a busted headlight on that thing". Not to mention half of the front end torn off, exposing the engine compartment.

Fonda's character pulls off the road to repair the headlight "while there's still enough light to see what I'm doing". The cultists last contacted them at the roadside construction project, and followed them to where they stopped -- at twilight.

When night fell, they either smashed the other headlight or disabled the engine by quietly pulling a cable or belt. In the dark, with no headlights, surrounded by hills and dales and rocks and streams and trees, that big behemoth isn't going anywhere, if it's even still running.

The couples originally see their $26,000 Vogue as a castle on wheels -- king of the road. "We don't need anything. We are self-contained, baby!" They quickly realize that it is in fact a lumbering, vulnerable deathtrap that makes them easy prey in isolated, unfamiliar territory. This refusal to accept that they are so out of their element -- in a race that they can't possibly win -- is the movie's entire point.

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