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Return to Macon County (1975)

PG | | Drama | 26 April 1976 (Sweden)
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 »

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Bo Hollinger
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Harley McKay
Robin Mattson ...
Junell
Robert Viharo ...
Sergeant Wittaker
Eugene Daniels ...
Tom
Matt Greene ...
Pete
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Betty
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Steve
Philip Crews ...
Larry
Laura Sayer ...
Libby
Walt Guthrie ...
Big Man in Coffee Shop
Mary Ann Hearn ...
Pat
Sam Kilman ...
Cook
Bill Moses ...
Sheriff Jackson
Pat O'Connor ...
Officer Harris
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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 frankfob2@yahoo.com

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Two guys, a chick and the hottest '57 Chevy on the road! See more »

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26 April 1976 (Sweden)  »

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Jakten på gjengen  »

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$800,000 (estimated)
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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 »

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When Bo and Harley are in the small grocery store talking in an aisle, the packaging of all the items on the shelves is from the 1970s, not from when the story supposedly takes place in 1958. See more »

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Follows Macon County Line (1974) See more »

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Johnny B. Goode
Sung by Chuck Berry
Courtesy Chess/Janus Records
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See oldies as babies - Don Johnson and Nick Nolte
15 August 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Great nostalgic road trip for those who remember the 1950's - Johnson is the mechanic and Nolte is the driver on their way to compete in Grand Nationals Drags in California - movie hits on all cylinders with buddy film + cool car film + new guy in town film + evil townie hoods + misguided cop + lesson learned factors all working to achieve the Fabulous Fifties mood. Two or three good female acting roles will keep the ladies interested too - as if seeing Johnson and Nolte in all their pre-hunk hottiness won't attract them anyway. The Don Johnson drag racing scene rivals the James Dean scene in Rebel without a Cause. Soundtrack is superb. This film will appeal to anyone interested in hot rods from the 1950's--1960's up to the 1970's.


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