Bobby blows all his college savings on a van and tries to get the girl of his dreams. It's a wild time with Bobby and his friends.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Stuart Goetz ...
Bobby (as Stuart Getz)
Deborah White ...
Bill Adler ...
Steve Oliver ...
Dugan (as Stephen Oliver)
Connie Hoffman ...
Sally (as Connie Lisa Marie)
Jim Kester ...
Michael Gitomer ...
Chuck Hastings ...
Fat Policeman
Steven Stinebaugh ...
Thin Policeman
Howard Dayton ...
David Ellenstein ...
Basketball Player
Mr. Hump


Bobby is a Los Angeles teenager who buys a customized Dodge van to pick up girls and spruce up his dull life, all while trying to win money racing other vans in order to pay for his own. Written by Anonymous

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Bobby has a new machine... and everyone wants a ride! See more »




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Release Date:

7 April 1977 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Chevy Van  »

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Despite having a prominent co-starring billing, Danny DeVito is in this movie for seven minutes in a total of six scenes. See more »


As Dugan pulls out to drive up to the starting line for the final race, a couple of crew members with a camera and a mic boom can be seen n the side of the van. See more »


Bobby: There ain't a woman around who don't love the sound of a zipper comin' down...
[he barely finishes the line when the nude take-out waitress throws him on the waterbed and forces herself on him by mounting him with her very large buttocks ]
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Featured in Dusk to Dawn Drive-In Trash-o-Rama Show Vol. 2 (1996) See more »


Hang My Head and Moan
Written and Performed by Sammy Johns
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A true drive-in experience!
10 October 1999 | by (Smalltown USA) – See all my reviews

It may seem like a dumb sex comedy from the 70's but it's more like a window to the decade of decadence.This movie has it all!Sex,pot smoking,a car wash,super-cool vans,cool clothes,a pimp,hookers,van racing,the continuous playing of Chevy Van and other Sammy Johns songs and more!If you want to know what people were really doing in the 70's,get this movie.It will make you want to go FUN TRUCKIN'.

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