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The Van (1977)

R | | Comedy | 7 April 1977 (USA)
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:
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Bobby (as Stuart Getz)
Deborah White ...
Tina
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Jack (as Harry Moses)
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Sue
Bill Adler ...
Steve
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Dugan (as Stephen Oliver)
Connie Hoffman ...
Sally (as Connie Lisa Marie)
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Andy
Jim Kester ...
Tom
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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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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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A teenage boy has two passions in his life - girls and his van. See more »

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7 April 1977 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Chevy Van  »

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Trivia

There is a podcast that references The Van in every single episode. The podcast discusses the many drive-in exploitation films of the 1970s and 1980s, and the hosts of this podcasts finish each episode by imagining how the two main protagonists of The Van would fit into the world of the movie they discussed that week. 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: [after a take-out waitress praises his van] Hey, you wanna go share a joint on the waterbed?
Take-out waitress: Waterbed? Really? I just love waterbeds.
Bobby: It's right there in the back.
Take-out waitress: I really don't have time for a joint. But I got some time for a...
[signaling a humping motion]
Take-out waitress: quickie.
Bobby: Ah... yeah... sure.
[the take-out waitress steps out from behind the counter, making Bobby gasp upon noticing her very large buttocks on her otherwise thin body]
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Connections

Referenced in Mystery Science Theater 3000: Gamera vs. Zigra (1991) See more »

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Chevy Van
(uncredited)
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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