In Southern Spain with a U.S. team, skydiver Fathom Harvill is approached by a Scottish colonel working for a top-secret Western agency. He's after a vital lost atomic device, and wants her... See full summary »
Leslie H. Martinson
Los Angeles: A new law says that the first ambulance that arrives at an accident obtains the contract to transport the injured person. The result is ruthless competition between several companies. Written by
Tom Zoerner <Tom.Zoerner@informatik.uni-erlangen.de>
The tight budget imposed by Fox meant the lead actors had to accept deferred payments for making this movie. Bill Cosby and Harvey Keitel who played "Speed" agreed to the deferred money. The producers had wanted Valerie Perrine to play "Jugs" but she wouldn't defer any money. Raquel Welch wanted the part badly and would work for deferred money so, Welch was cast instead. See more »
When Speed and Jugs are trying to outsmart the two cops chasing them, you can see the reflection of the mic as Jugs leads Speed to the back of the Ambulance. See more »
I happen to be the finest dermatologist in this city!
Well, if acne breaks out, we'll let you know.
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Good gritty and realistic dark comedy about mid 1970's street culture told thru the daily adventures of a private Ambulance company.Great cast although the acting was lackluster.The directing, cinematography,script and story was average although the screenplay was good.The editing here was bad and made the movie look very cheaply done.To see Cosby portray a not so gentlemanly characer was entertaining if one is fammiliar with the actor.Also,Raquel Welch worshpers will truly enjoy her 30 something sex appeal here as well.Expect realistic portrayals with less than usual Holywood toning down formulas.If one is into that kind of 1970's street movie style mixed with some dark comedy,you will love this one.A cult masterpiece for it's genre.......
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