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Eat My Dust (1976)

PG  |   |  Action, Comedy, Romance  |  April 1976 (USA)
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Darlene's into going fast, Hoover's into Darlene, but when they both get into a red-hot race car, the reckless fun accelerates into a trunk-full of hot pursuits. In HD.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Hoover Niebold
Christopher Norris ...
Darlene Kurtz
Brad David ...
Billy B. Westerby
Kathy O'Dare ...
Miranda Smith
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George Poole Jr.
Peter Isacksen ...
Junior Hale (as Pete Isacksen)
Jessica Potter ...
Lallie Chandler
Warren J. Kemmerling ...
Sheriff Niebold (as Warren Kemmerling)
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Dep. Jay Beah
Kedric Wolfe ...
Dep. Brookside
John Kramer ...
Dep. Sebastiani
W.L. Luckey ...
Dep. Gallo
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Clark
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Big Bubba Jones
Robert Broyles ...
Bud
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Darlene's into going fast, Hoover's into Darlene, but when they both get into a red-hot race car, the reckless fun accelerates into a trunk-full of hot pursuits. In HD.

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The greatest car chase ever filmed. See cars, boats, buildings destroyed! See more »

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Action | Comedy | Romance

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »
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Release Date:

April 1976 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

The Car  »

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Budget:

$300,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

(Ryder Sound Services)

Color:

(Metrocolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The movie took 4 weeks to shoot. Ron Howard did all of his scenes in 10 days. A body double drove the car for the rest of the filming. See more »

Goofs

The Police Car that chases Hooker onto a farm changes from a 1972 Plymouth Satellite to a 1968-70 Plymouth Satellite before crashing into the mud puddle. See more »

Quotes

Big Bubba Jones: I guess I'll loop the poop with the troop.
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Hasn't aged well
23 April 2010 | by (Victoria, BC) – See all my reviews

"Eat My Dust" was one of producer Roger Corman's biggest hits. Seeing the movie today, most likely you will wonder why. To be sure, top-billed star Ron Howard is a likable actor, but he doesn't get that much of a chance to shine in a movie that's basically centered around one big chase. Speaking of characters, the lead female character is so stuck up and snotty you will wonder why Howard's character is attracted to her. And I'm sure even younger viewers will question how the youths in the movie think that all the destruction they cause is hilarious. I am sure some viewers will dismiss these charges, thinking that they will still get plenty of entertainment from the many, many car chase sequences. Think again. Most of the time, the cars involved in the chase don't seem to be travelling at top speed, and the movie keeps cutting to the idiot sheriff and his dim-witted helpers in sequences that contain no laughs. This movie isn't aggressively bad, but it's flat and unmemorable.


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