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Moving Violation (1976)

PG | | Comedy, Crime, Drama | July 1976 (USA)
A young drifter (Stephen McHattie) and his newly acquired girlfriend (Kay Lenz) witness a corrupt local Sheriff kill his deputy, soon becoming the prime suspects they set off across country to evade capture.

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Cast

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Eddie Moore
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Cam Johnson
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Alex Warren
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Sheriff Rankin
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Rockfield
Jack Murdock ...
Bubba
John S. Ragin ...
Agent Shank
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Tylor
Michael Ross Verona ...
Harvey
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Mack
Richard O'Brien ...
Police Chief
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Deputy Frank
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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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Escape de pesadilla  »

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Producer Julie Corman gave birth to a new baby girl shortly after production wrapped. See more »

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At the beginning of the final car chase, Dick Miller's character accidentally hits himself with the door when he gets into his red AMC Matador. See more »

Quotes

Sheriff Rankin: [Rankin notices Alex Warren's Lincoln Continental driving away] Hey! Don't I know the driver of that Lincoln?
Police Official: Why, certainly. That's Alex Warren.
Sheriff Rankin: [to Bubba] File a report on that draft-dodging, commie son of a bitch.
Police Official: [chuckles] Why, his great-grandfather was Robert E. Lee's adversary.
Sheriff Rankin: Yeah, well, I'd still like to kick his ass clean from here to Virginia.
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A must-see for 1970s car chase fans.
6 April 2005 | by (South Dakota) – See all my reviews

This is a typical 1970s car chase movie (Eat My Dust, A Small Town in Texas, Vanishing Point, etc.). You might think movies like that aren't worth watching, but they're better than 80% of the stuff they call movies today. This movie shows an airbag being deployed back before airbags became standard in cars. It's a public service movie! And you get to see the top ripped off a car back before Buford T. Justice got the top ripped off his car. And you get to see what happens when you don't put all your lug nuts on tight. People in the 1970s rural America liked these movies because they could relate to the setting and the plot and the cars.


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