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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 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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PG | See all certifications »
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Release Date:

April 1976 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

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

There are 2 drinking games established with this movie. In the first game, a player takes a sip every time they see a pumpkin. In the second game, a player takes a sip every time anyone on screen takes a sip of beer. 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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Referenced in Corman's World: Exploits of a Hollywood Rebel (2011) 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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