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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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June 1975 (USA) See more »
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 »
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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  (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
Don Hall .... sound editor (uncredited)
Special Effects by
Richard O. Helmer .... special effects (as Richard Helmer)
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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88 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Westrex Recording System)
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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Did You Know?

Coincidentally, Peter Fonda's screen wife Lara Parker once roomed with his sister Jane Fonda at Vassar College, Poughkeepsie, NY.See more »
Continuity: Despite the fact that they are vacationing in January, and everyone has heavy coats on at the beginning of the movie, when the couples arrive at the RV park, everyone is swimming in the pool.See more »
Roger Marsh:Hey everybody! Lighten up! It's all over!See more »
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36 out of 39 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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