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Release Date:
April 1976 (USA) See more »
The greatest car chase ever filmed. See cars, boats, buildings destroyed! See more »
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. | Add synopsis »
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Fun 70s Car-Chase Flick and... Luscious Christopher Norris! See more (13 total) »


  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Ron Howard ... Hoover Niebold
Christopher Norris ... Darlene Kurtz
Brad David ... Billy B. Westerby
Kathy O'Dare ... Miranda Smith

Clint Howard ... George Poole Jr.
Peter Isacksen ... Junior Hale (as Pete Isacksen)
Jessica Potter ... Lallie Chandler
Warren J. Kemmerling ... Sheriff Niebold (as Warren Kemmerling)

Charles Howerton ... Dep. Jay Beah
Kedric Wolfe ... Dep. Brookside
John Kramer ... Dep. Sebastiani
W.L. Luckey ... Dep. Gallo

Rance Howard ... Clark

Dave Madden ... Big Bubba Jones
Robert Broyles ... Bud
John Thompson ... Oly
Ronald C. Ross ... Driver (as Ronald Clark Ross)
Speed Stearns ... Driver
Von Deming ... Driver
Rick Deming ... Driver
John J. Fox ... Willie Kurtz
Margaret Fairchild ... Dorrit Kurtz
Bill McLean ... Sam Chandler
Lynn Brown ... Hazel Chandler

Paul Bartel ... Bruno Smith
Mickey Fox ... Chloe Smith
Clark Howit ... George Poole Sr.
Anne David ... Luana Poole
Evelyn Russel ... Dolores Westerby
Don Brodie ... Old Man Lewis
Harry Frazier ... Farmer Hale

Corbin Bernsen ... Roy Puire
Beach Dickerson ... G.I. Jackson

Jerry Fujikawa ... Chou Lick
Horace Irwin ... Old Timer
Shalliah Compton ... The Little Ghost
The El Duarte High School Band
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Brad Davis ... (uncredited)

Sam Ingraffia ... Frank Darnel (uncredited)
Rick Shield ... Elmer (uncredited)

Directed by
Charles B. Griffith 
Writing credits
Charles B. Griffith (written by)

Produced by
Roger Corman .... producer
Teri Schwartz .... associate producer
Original Music by
David Grisman 
Cinematography by
Eric Saarinen (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Tina Hirsch 
Art Direction by
Peter Jamison 
Set Decoration by
Bill Paxton 
Linda Spheeris 
Makeup Department
Gale Peterson .... makeup artist
Production Management
Teri Schwartz .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Barbara Peeters .... second unit director
Nicole Scott .... assistant director
Art Department
Keith Michl .... props
Sound Department
Lee Alexander .... production mixer
Harry Wowchuk .... boom operator (as Harry Wowchuck)
Gary C. Bourgeois .... re-recording mixer (uncredited)
Ronald C. Ross .... stunt coordinator (as Ronald Clark Ross)
Harry Wowchuk .... stunts (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Dennis Bishop .... gaffer
Robert Decker .... key grip (as Bob Decker)
Kit Kalionzes .... camera assistant
Leslie Otis .... camera assistant
Peter Smokler .... camera operator: second unit
Gerald B. Wolfe .... still photographer (as Jerry Wolfe)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Jane Ruhm .... wardrobe (as Jane Rum)
Editorial Department
Skip Schoolnik .... assistant editor (as Stuart Schoolnik)
Location Management
Sharon Compton .... locations
Jill Griffith .... locations
Nancy Zearfoss .... location manager
Music Department
The David Grisman Quintet .... music performer
Greg Fulginiti .... music engineer
Other crew
Joanie Blum .... script (as Joan Blum)
Roger Corman .... presenter
Mark Goldblatt .... production assistant
Robin Preston .... production assistant
Crew believed to be complete

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Also Known As:
89 min
Color (Metrocolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Ryder Sound Services)
Filming Locations:

Did You Know?

Charles B. Griffith came up with the title of the film when the crew were shooting the car chase at the sand dunes. The crew got covered with sand and dirt so much that Griffith turned to Roger Corman and said "We ought to call this picture 'Eat My Dust'".See more »
Continuity: 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 »
Darlene Kurtz:I want nothing but the best. The creme de la creeps, right?See more »


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1 out of 2 people found the following review useful.
Fun 70s Car-Chase Flick and... Luscious Christopher Norris!, 11 March 2014
Author: Wuchak from Ohio/PA border

This is merely another one of those many 70s car-chase films. It's fun & mindless and features some beautiful rural California locations. Plus, how can you go wrong with the likable Ron Howard?

The film was a box-office success for producer Roger Corman, which naturally led to the demand for a sequel. But Ron Howard didn't want money to perform in the sequel, he just wanted the opportunity to write and direct it (not to mention act in it). Thus came the hugely popular "Grand Theft Auto," Howard's first REAL stab at directing. The rest is history.

This flick is merely okay, nothing special; what makes it worth purchasing for any red-blooded male is the supremely gorgeous Christopher Norris (yeah, it's a woman not a man). She's got some incredible God-given curves, to say the least, and she shows them off well in her skimpy hot-pants!

Of course, if you're a "Brokeback Mountain" fan there's always Ron Howard.

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