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Return to Macon County (1975)

PG  |   |  Drama  |  26 April 1976 (Sweden)
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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 ... See full summary »

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Bo Hollinger
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Harley McKay
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Junell
Robert Viharo ...
Sergeant Wittaker
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Tom
Matt Greene ...
Pete
Devon Ericson ...
Betty
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Philip Crews ...
Larry
Laura Sayer ...
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Walt Guthrie ...
Big Man in Coffee Shop
Mary Ann Hearn ...
Pat
Sam Kilman ...
Cook
Bill Moses ...
Sheriff Jackson
Pat O'Connor ...
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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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SEK 1,146,410 (Sweden)
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When Harley is staged to race "Weird Tom" and both drivers are revving their engines, we see a late 1960s Sun Super Tach on the dash of Harley's Chevy. The film is set in 1958. See more »

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Johnny B. Goode
Sung by Chuck Berry
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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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