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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

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April 1976 (USA)  »

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The Car  »

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$300,000 (estimated)
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(Ryder Sound Services)

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(Metrocolor)

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Ron Howard initially turned this part down when he was offered it. He only decided to do it because he was offered a chance to direct another car-chase film for the so-called "Roger Corman Unit" if it was successful. That film would eventually evolve into Grand Theft Auto (1977). 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

Darlene Kurtz: Women over 30 have the ugliest elbows in the world, don't you think?
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Referenced in Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Undead (1997) See more »

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A good one
12 February 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Filmed in and around Piru, California. Every time I watch it, I tell my wife, "Look! There's the Fillmore bridge!" (the long bridge) Or, "I've been down that road" etc. Nice to see all my old stomping grounds. I'm from Thousand Oaks, so Piru is pretty close. At any rate, anyone catch the blooper where Ron Howard is in the barn with the car? He drives out the back wall, but before he reaches it, the made-to-breakaway wall falls before he touches it. It is a nice, clean movie and enjoyable to watch time and time again. Worth watching, folks. An early car chase and wreck 'em up movie. A ground breaker. Some of it even appears to have been filmed in or around Thousand Oaks.


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