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Checkered Flag or Crash (1977)

 -  Adventure | Comedy  -  March 1978 (USA)
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The First Movie About Off-Road Racing. See more »

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This is where JR Ewing got his start!
14 June 2002 | by (LA, CA) – See all my reviews

Don't listen to these others posters - this is a great film. How can you go wrong with the great Joe Don Baker, Susan Sarandon (although this is one of the few films in her early career where you don't get to see her breasts. and what breasts those are - the lemon scene in Atlantic City is probably the defining moment of this great actresses career!) larry Hagman doing an early riff on JR Ewing as an unscrupulous Off Road Racing promoter, and Parnelli Jones - as himself.

I always thought Ms. Sarandon had bought up all the prints of this movie - but if you get a chance to see it - definitely give it a look.


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