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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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User Reviews:
An edge-of-the-seat ride! 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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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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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: Just over an hour in Frank says to Roger that the oil cooler is "mashed up against the radiator, there". But there is no damage to the grill.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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13 out of 16 people found the following review useful.
An edge-of-the-seat ride!, 12 January 2004
Author: one4now4 from Ft. Worth, TX, USA

"Race With the Devil" is an excellent blend of spine-tingling horror, riveting suspense, and slambang action. I had heard good things about this one, and I definitely got what I was looking for. In fact, I got too much because this is one spooky movie and is the type of film that I love because it's a great movie, but hate because it sends my paranoia levels spiralling through the roof. In it, four vacationers are traveling in their badass RV and end up getting drunk out in the middle of an isolated countryside. The two guys see something that piques their interest across the river at night and spy on it, thinking they're watching hippies have an orgy. What they don't expect is the Satanic ritual sacrifice that takes place right in the middle of it all, and they don't make a very clean getaway. Before you know it, devil-worshippers are coming out of the woodwork everywhere they end up at, chasing them all over the state. It is a very creepy and believeable film, and I've got to commend a movie that makes car chases exciting when I can't remember the last time I ever gave a crap about a single one. An exhilarating, fast-paced movie that is an edge-of-the-seat thrill ride! I highly recommend it!

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