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 ... See full summary »
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
In the scene where Bo (Nick Nolte) and Harley (Don Johnson) are talking outside the abandoned house. Harley is standing furthest from the house and has a stick in his hand and tosses it. Then when the girl calls Bo from the window, he is standing closest to the house and still has the stick in his hand. See more »
Could two young men afford an almost-new 1957 Chevy and afford to soup it up and afford to drive it cross-country to a big drag race? It's just a movie. There's an obsessed cop in this Macon County movie, but he's not the same one as in the first. And what was the boys' secret weapon: nitrous oxide? The boys become enemies of some local kids with a black '49 or '50 Ford. I thought that the stop signs, etc., looked too new for 1958, but no big deal for a low-budget movie. '50s rock 'n' roll is played in the movie. In order for there to be a happy ending to this movie, there's going to have to be atonement with the obsessed cop. And in order for the boys to atone and still live afterward, some substitution is going to be necessary.
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