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In 1958, two teenagers take their pride and joy, a hopped-up Chevy, and start a cross-country journey to enter it in the National Championship drag races in California. Along the way they hook up with a pretty but dingy waitress who quits her job and hops in their car--and turns out to be more trouble than they thought--drag-race a gang of town punks who lose to to them and then accuse them of cheating, and come up against a local cop who is obsessed with putting these two "juvenile delinquents" in jail. Written by
When Harley spots the white 57 Chevy Convertible in the field, and suggests the windows could be used to replace the yellow hardtops windows, this will not work. the door glass is the same, but the right rear quarter window was shot out on the yellow hardtop, which has a distinct different shape than the convertible, and won't fit. Also of interesting note, when they're escaping the drive in, an early Chevy coupe is cut off by Bo and Harley, which crashes into a parked white 57 Chevy convertible - the same one later seen in the field. See more »
In 1958, highway striping was white. In the film, the center lines are shown yellow. These are the post MUTCD 1971 markings, which had been fully implemented by 1975/6 and were very hard to find before 1973. The film,being set in 1958 should have had full white striping on the roads. See more »
If anyone born in the late 40's to mid 50's doesn't see this as a symbol of their times, then they're not from the late 40's or 50's. Period. Great vernacular of the times and the emotions we all felt. Too bad they don't make a "modern" version of this movie. The actors seemed so young in this movie, but they're about the same age as I am, so it seems so real to me. Give it a try and see what you think. Especially if you're in your mid to late fifties or early sixties. We're all the same generation and it must strike a familiar cord with you. It is much like the classics like "Of Mice and Men" by Steinbeck. I didn't really put much stock into all of that back in my high school days and early college days, but it's all coming together now. Give a look-see. You'll know what I'm talking about.
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