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The Van (1977)

R  |   |  Comedy, Music  |  7 April 1977 (USA)
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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

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

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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Comedy | Music

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7 April 1977 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Chevy Van  »

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Trivia

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

Goofs

Although the hit song "Chevy Van" is played often throughout the picture, and the movie itself was retitled "Chevy Van" on re-release, the van in this film is actually a Dodge. See more »

Quotes

Bobby: [recalling how a nude take-out waitress with very large buttocks forced herself on him] Yeah, what a piece of ass.
Jack: Yeah? How did she feel?
Bobby: Well, let's just say she was, ah... big. All over.
Jack: Yeah, sure.
Bobby: Really man, I never knew love making could be so, ahem... physical.
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Connections

Followed by Malibu Beach (1978) See more »

Soundtracks

Country Lady
(uncredited)
Written and Performed by Sammy Johns
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One of the greatest movie lines ever
22 July 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

"It wasn't me! It was, er, my twin brother Rupert!" Bobby says to Dugan when confronted about being over at Sally's place. I have used this line dozens of times over the years (no one has yet to believe it, though).

This movie is one of the all-time best for sheer fun and nonbelieveability. Steven Oliver was perfect for the part of Dugan, so much so that he was in 1978's "Malibu Beach" as the same character (not nearly as much screen time, though).

"Nobody calls Dugan a turd!" is another line for the ages. This classic film was definitely worth the price of admission.


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