Junkman and movie-maker Harlan Hollis struggles to stay alive when a jealous partner in his company hires goons to kill him. Full of amazing car chases, fantastic crashes, and edge-of-your-seat action.
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 »
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 »
[referring to his father]
He said he called me Hoover because I put him into a depression.
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The cast credits at the end are divided into categories, "the kids", "the cops", "the parents" etc. See more »
One of many fun Roger Corman car chase movies. This one stars Ron Howard, a rebel, who steals the fastest race car in town to impress a girl. To make things even worse, his father is the town sheriff. You won't find any deep meaning or hidden themes in this movie, but if you want a fun 70s car chase movie, this movie does the job. This is the movie that is indirectly responsible for launching Ron Howard's directing career on his next movie, Grand Theft Auto. Eat My Dust was a box office success for Roger Corman, so automatically they wanted a sequel. Instead of asking for more money, Ron Howard asked for the opportunity to write and direct the movie. The rest is history. Not a lot of big names in this movie, but Ron's brother and father are in it...as well as an unrecognizable Corbin Bernsen as the slow-witted gas station attendant.
**1/2 (Out of 4)
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