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Eat My Dust (1976)

PG | | Action, Comedy, Romance | April 1976 (USA)
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.
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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Hoover Niebold
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Darlene Kurtz
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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
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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.

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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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Eat My Dust!  »

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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 »

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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

Hoover Niebold: [referring to his father] He said he called me Hoover because I put him into a depression.
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Crazy Credits

The cast credits at the end are divided into categories, "the kids", "the cops", "the parents" etc. See more »

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One of many fun Roger Corman car chase movies
7 October 2002 | by (Santa Barbara, CA) – See all my reviews

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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