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Director:
Writers:
Robert J. Rosenthal (written by) &
Celia Susan Cotelo (written by)
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Release Date:
7 April 1977 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
Bobby has a new machine... and everyone wants a ride! See more »
Plot:
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. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
User Reviews:
One of the greatest movie lines ever See more (25 total) »

Cast

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Stuart Goetz ... Bobby (as Stuart Getz)
Deborah White ... Tina

Harry Moses ... Jack

Marcie Barkin ... Sue
Bill Adler ... Steve
Steve Oliver ... Dugan (as Stephen Oliver)
Connie Hoffman ... Sally (as Connie Lisa Marie)

Danny DeVito ... Andy
Jim Kester ... Tom
Michael Gitomer ... Jim
Chuck Hastings ... Fat Policeman
Steven Stinebaugh ... Thin Policeman
Howard Dayton ... Friendly
David Ellenstein ... Basketball Player

Donald Elson ... Mr. Hump
Jean Howell ... Nora Hampton
Richard Karie ... Jaguar Owner
Walter Maslow ... Henry Hampton
Lillian McBride ... Bertha (as Lilyan McBride)
Duncan McLeod ... Man in Driveway
Michael G. Meday ... Drag Racer
Janie Mudrick ... Pinball Girl
James Oliver ... Van Customizer

Rock Riddle ... Beach Boy
Elizabeth Rogers ... Mrs. Eastman
Adina Ross ... Blond
Cherise Wilson ... Mexican Girl
Jacqueline Jacobs ... Graduation Guest
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Mike Mayday ... Van racer (uncredited)

Directed by
Sam Grossman 
 
Writing credits
Robert J. Rosenthal (written by) (as Robert Rosenthal) &
Celia Susan Cotelo (written by)

Produced by
Paul Lewis .... producer
Marilyn Jacobs Tenser .... executive producer (as Marilyn J. Tenser)
 
Original Music by
Steve Eaton 
 
Cinematography by
Irv Goodnoff (director of photography) (as Irvin Goodnoff)
 
Film Editing by
Pierre Jalbert 
Fabien D. Tordjmann  (as Fabien Tordjman)
 
Art Direction by
Russell Schwartz 
 
Makeup Department
Nancy Frechtling .... makeup artist
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Morris Chapnick .... first assistant director
J. Daniel Dusek .... second assistant director (as Dan Dusek)
 
Art Department
Anne S. Coffey .... assistant property master (as Ayne Coffey)
Kenneth Hergenroeder .... property master (as Ken Hergenroeder)
Barry Rosenthal .... assistant art director
 
Sound Department
Mark Bovos .... sound mixer (as Mark Bovas)
John Leveque .... sound effects editor
Dan Vandegrift .... sound effects editor (as Dan Vandergrift)
Brett Wheatley .... boom operator (as Brett Wheatly)
 
Stunts
Eddy Donno .... stunts co-ordinator
Whitey Hughes .... stunts (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Bill Boyne .... second assistant camera (as William Boyne)
Allan Goodnoff .... key grip (as Alan Goodnoff)
Jacques Haitkin .... gaffer (as Jacques Haitken)
M. Todd Henry .... first assistant camera (as Todd Henry)
Richard Marshall .... electrician
Trina Mitchum .... still photographer
John Schrader .... grip
Christopher Tufty .... electrician (as Chris Tufty)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Diana Daniels .... wardrobe
 
Editorial Department
Dennis Michelson .... assistant editor
Florent Retz .... assistant editor (as Danny Retz)
 
Music Department
Sammy Johns .... performer: songs
Sammy Johns .... writer: songs
Michael Lloyd .... musical supervisor
 
Other crew
Fred Chriss .... assistant to the executive producer
Don Daniels .... technical advisor
Jane Lear .... production assistant
Bridget Murphy .... production secretary
Eric Pierce .... van co-ordinator
Tondea Willis .... script supervisor (as Tondea Kay Willis)
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"My Love Van" - Philippines (English title)
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Runtime:
92 min | USA:86 min (DVD version)
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1.85 : 1 See more »
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Certification:
Canada:R (Manitoba/Nova Scotia/Ontario) | Finland:K-16 | Sweden:15 | USA:R

Did You Know?

Trivia:
In 1979, Zylmex released a collection of toy "Super Vans" that included the "Straight Arrow" and "Van Killer" from this movie.See more »
Goofs:
Factual errors: 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:
Dugan Hicks:NOBODY calls Dugan a TURD!See more »
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Soundtrack:
Rag DollSee more »

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9 out of 11 people found the following review useful.
One of the greatest movie lines ever, 22 July 2006
Author: ca_skunk from United States

"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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