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Moving Violation (1976)

PG  |   |  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

Cast overview, first billed only:
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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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Cam and Eddie have just witnessed a murder ... but there's no one they can tell .. because in this town the cops are the killers! See more »


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Escape de pesadilla  »

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26 cars are crashed in this film. 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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Unexceptional drive-in product
18 July 2012 | by (Victoria, BC) – See all my reviews

In the 1970s, just about nobody understood the drive-in audience like movie producer Roger Corman. So it should come as no surprise that several times in the 1970s, major Hollywood movie studios hired Corman to make drive-in movies for them. "Moving Violation" was one of those movies, but despite the resources of a major studio at hand, it isn't very successful for the most part. The movie does look slicker and more expensive than Corman's independent movies of the time, but not by much. There's almost no effort in writing a story or characters with depth - we don't even learn the name of one of the lovers before the two of them go on the run! As a result, the actors for the most part aren't able to do much with their characters, though Eddie Albert does shine in his somewhat brief role. As for action sequences, it's mostly car chases done in standard mode, so they lack excitement. If you're desperate, this may help 91 or so minutes to pass by, but even then you might wonder if this is a good way to use your time.


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