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Moving Violation (1976)

 -  Comedy | Crime | Drama  -  July 1976 (USA)
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Eddie Moore is a young drifter passing through the small town of Rockfield when suddenly he gets harassed by corrupt sheriff Leroy Rankin and his Deputy, Tylor. Later he meets up with ... See full summary »

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Cast

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Eddie Moore
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Cam Johnson
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Alex Warren
Lonny Chapman ...
Sheriff Rankin
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Rockfield
Jack Murdock ...
Bubba
John S. Ragin ...
Agent Shank
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Tylor
Michael Ross Verona ...
Harvey
Francis De Sales ...
Lawyer (as Francis de Sales)
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Mack
Richard O'Brien ...
Police Chief
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Deputy Frank
Jason Wingreen ...
Psychiatrist
George Ball ...
George the Cop
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Eddie Moore is a young drifter passing through the small town of Rockfield when suddenly he gets harassed by corrupt sheriff Leroy Rankin and his Deputy, Tylor. Later he meets up with waitress Camille "Cam" Johnson and both skinny dip in a swimming pool owned by H.L. Rockfield, the richest man in the area. Later Tylor shows up at his mansion and starts criticizing his business practices, something that he doesn't know is Sheriff Rankin is also there and hears every word he said, he then shoots Tylor and staggers away and manages to seek refuge in the back of Cam's van. Felling his reputation as Sheriff will be tarnished if anyone finds out about it. He blames Eddie and Cam for the killing and puts out an APB. Endess car chases and shootouts ensue as they try to stay alive. Written by Jmac1988

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If you steal it, roll it and wreck it - you're a Moving Violation. See more »


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This is one of the first movies to feature an airbag being used in a car. General Motors automobiles sold from 1974-76 had the Air Cushion Restraint System which was a regular production option (RPO code AR3) for full size Buick, Oldsmobile, and Cadillac vehicles (the police vehicle seen in the film was a 1974 Oldsmobile Delta 88). This system did not have shoulder harnesses but retained lap belts (the Oldsmobile Toronado of the same era also had a passenger side airbag). The footage of the airbag in use was sent to the U.S. Congress so they could pass a law (the Intermodal Surface Transportation Efficiency Act of 1991) dictating that airbags should be installed in all automobiles manufactured after September 1, 1998. See more »

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The film is supposed to take place in Texas. When the trio are approaching the Courthouse for surrender, there is a long shot taken of the crowd awaiting on the Courthouse steps. The California flag is clearly seen flying on the flagpole revealing that filming took place in California instead of Texas. See more »


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Not bad for a "drive-in" type movie
6 April 2001 | by (Dunstable, Ma) – See all my reviews

I had my doubts about this movie because it was a Roger Corman production. This usually means very low production values. I was surprised as to how good it was. What helped was that it was on a preminum channel with no cuts, edits or commercials. The only thing that I did not like was the car chases because they were speeded up way too much. I was almost like the Keystone Cops. I don't mind chases that are slightly speeded up but these were like a cartoon. The performances by Steven McHattie, Kay Lenz, Lonny Chapman and Eddie Albert were all first rate. I recommned it as a Sat. afternoon movie.


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