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Drive-In (1976)

PG | | Comedy | 23 January 1977 (UK)
The adventures of a group of teenagers at a drive-in theatre in Texas one weekend night.




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Cast overview, first billed only:
Lisa Lemole ...
Gary Lee Cavagnaro ...
Little Bit (as Gary Cavagnaro)
Orville Hennigson
Billy Milliken ...
Lee Newsom ...
Widow Maker
Reagan Kee ...
Spoon (as Regan Kee)
Andy Parks ...
Widow Maker
Gordon Hurst ...
Will Henry
Kent Perkins ...
Bill Hill
Ashley Cox ...
Mary Louise
Louis Zito ...
Linda Larimer ...
Barry Gremillion ...
Diddle Brown
David Roberts ...
Gear Grinder


The adventures of a group of teenagers at a drive-in theatre in Texas one weekend night.

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23 January 1977 (UK)  »

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Lots of laughs....Texas style.
6 August 2000 | by See all my reviews

I had the privilege of viewing this comic gem in the summer of 1976 at a drive-in theater with my wife. We revisited our youth as we watched these small town Texas teens laugh it up. The town nice guy, Orville Hennigson, played by a very young Glenn Morshower in his movie debut, is so shy that it is ridiculous. That, of course, is all part of the fun. Our bad boy, Enoch(Billy Milliken), is trying to control the very sexy Glowie(Lisa LeMole), who has her eyes on someone more sincere. Meanwhile, Orville's younger brother Little Bit (Gary Cavagnaro) is trying to grow up all in one night. Would-be hold up man Will Henry (Gordon Hurst)steals the show with his hilarious bumbling. With two brothers, two love interests, two car crashes, two rival gangs, two fights,two goofball robbers, two hick cops, and two movies (the one you're watching, and a movie within the movie that is on the screen at the drive-in called "Disaster 76")this winner really gets the job done. I haven't laughed this hard since Jesse Jackson ran for President. The dialogue is simple yet clever. Lines like "he's busier than a man with his hat on fire" are uniquely Southern and perfectly suited to the feel of the film. Lets call it "American Graffiti" meets "The Dukes Of Hazzard". By the movie's end my comic belly was as full as a tick on a hound dog.

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