IMDb > Race with the Devil (1975)
Race with the Devil
Quicklinks
Top Links
trailers and videosfull cast and crewtriviaofficial sitesmemorable quotes
Overview
main detailscombined detailsfull cast and crewcompany credits
Awards & Reviews
user reviewsexternal reviewsawardsuser ratingsparents guidemessage board
Plot & Quotes
plot summarysynopsisplot keywordsmemorable quotes
Did You Know?
triviagoofssoundtrack listingcrazy creditsalternate versionsmovie connectionsFAQ
Other Info
box office/businessrelease datesfilming locationstechnical specsliterature listingsNewsDesk
Promotional
taglines trailers and videos posters photo gallery
External Links
showtimesofficial sitesmiscellaneousphotographssound clipsvideo clips

Race with the Devil (1975) More at IMDbPro »

Photos (See all 3 | slideshow) Videos
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.

Overview

User Rating:
6.6/10   3,276 votes »
Your Rating:
Saving vote...
Deleting vote...
/10   (delete | history)
Sorry, there was a problem
MOVIEmeter: ?
Up 6% in popularity this week. See why on IMDbPro.
Director:
Writers:
Lee Frost (written by) and
Wes Bishop (written by)
Contact:
View company contact information for Race with the Devil on IMDbPro.
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:
Underrated horror actioner! See more (78 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)
Create a character page for: ?

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)
 

Production CompaniesDistributorsOther Companies
Create a character page for: ?

Additional Details

Also Known As:
Runtime:
88 min
Country:
Language:
Color:
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Westrex Recording System)
Certification:
Filming Locations:

Did You Know?

Trivia:
Director Jack Starrett claims he hired real life Satanists as cult-member extras.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 »
Movie Connections:
Spoofed in Cult of the Damned (2009) (V)See more »

FAQ

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.
7 out of 7 people found the following review useful.
Underrated horror actioner!, 21 November 2000

You don't hear too much about Race With The Devil, too bad because this is a great film. Now "classic film" great, but great as in extremely entertaining and fun.

Peter Fonda and Warren Oates (excellent jobs) are best pals who take their wives on a vacation in their massive motorhome. They stumble upon a devil-worship session in a remote area they parked in, and witness a human sacrafice. From then on in, the devil worshippers/witches chase down the two couples to kill them.

As the couples go on the run, it becomes more apparent that they are in the middle of what seems to be a massive conspiracy where everyone seemingly has a connection to the devil worshippers. Fonda's wife has some good creepy scenes especially as she realizes there's definitely something not right with the people they encounter.

If all that weren't enough, the film explodes into a series of fantastic car chases and crashes as the devil worshippers try to stop the couples with vehicular muscle. Among the chase highlights are a head-on collision, a pickup flying off the road into the river, and one car forced off the road that seemingly does a hundred flips.

The ending is a surprise, and only when you see it for the first tme do you realize it was probably inevitable. All in all an excellent fun flick!

Was the above review useful to you?
See more (78 total) »

Message Boards

Discuss this movie with other users on IMDb message board for Race with the Devil (1975)
Recent Posts (updated daily)User
The gun shop owner... innocent Isnam777
The name 'Sheriff Taylor' an ironic reference? Cultfilmfeverforever
Movie ending baldy007
Harvey Keitel deapokid
Nudity erased? lfdr
The rattlesnake attack sbaldwin999
See more »

Recommendations

If you enjoyed this title, our database also recommends:
- - - - -
The Car Desperation First Blood Doctor Mordrid Army of One
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
Show more recommendations

Related Links

Full cast and crew Company credits External reviews
News articles IMDb Action section IMDb USA section

You may report errors and omissions on this page to the IMDb database managers. They will be examined and if approved will be included in a future update. Clicking the 'Edit page' button will take you through a step-by-step process.