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Director:
Writers:
Peter Macgregor-Scott (screenplay)
Mark Rosin (story)
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Release Date:
July 1976 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
Make a Date To Detonate. See more »
Plot:
Explosive drama and action when two sexy girls go on a bank robbing binge. | Add synopsis »
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Coming Before "Thelma and Louise" See more (15 total) »

Cast

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Claudia Jennings ... Candy Morgan
Tara Strohmeier ... Pam Morgan

Jocelyn Jones ... Ellie-Jo Turner
Miles Watkins ... Boyfriend
Nancy Bleier ... Carol
Buddy Kling ... Mr. Sherman
Oliver Clark ... Officer Andy
Tom Rosqui ... Jason Morgan
Ed Steef ... Todd
Danny Sullivan ... Young Texan

Bart Braverman ... Freddie
Peggy Brenner ... Bank Teller
Jim Boles ... Mr. Ralston

Christopher Pennock ... Jake (as Chris Pennock)

Priscilla Pointer ... Miss Harris
Jock Livingston ... Mr. Scott
Gary Kaskel ... Man in Crowd #1 (as Gary Kaskell)
Jay Hamburger ... Man in Crowd #2
Lawrason Driscoll ... Officer Carl (as Lawrie Driscoll)
Dave Nicolson ... Market Manager

Johnny Crawford ... Slim
Eric Boles ... Johnny the Bellboy

Stefan Gierasch ... Hotel Clerk
Otto Felix ... Hotel Policeman
Mario Gaimari ... Hotel Policeman

Donald Elson ... Mr. Smith (as Don Ellson)
Susan Burkhalter ... Mrs. Smith
Colin Campbell ... Manager
Lilyan McBride ... Manageress
Tony Lorea ... Mexican Farmer
Marvin J. McIntyre ... Policeman in Car (as Marvin McIntyre)
Alice Friedland ... Dancer

Directed by
Michael Pressman 
 
Writing credits
Peter Macgregor-Scott (screenplay) (as David Kirkpatrick)

Mark Rosin (story)

Produced by
Marshall Backlar .... executive producer (as Marshal Backlar)
Karen House-Whitfield .... executive producer (as Karen Whitfield)
David Irving .... producer
Peter Macgregor-Scott .... associate producer (as Peter MacGregor Scott)
Marshall Whitfield .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Craig Safan 
 
Cinematography by
Jamie Anderson (photographed by)
 
Film Editing by
Millie Moore 
 
Production Design by
Russell J. Smith  (as Russell Smith)
 
Costume Design by
Rochelle Reed-Smith 
 
Makeup Department
Patricia Hutchence .... makeup artist (as Pat Hutchence)
Tina Lewis .... makeup artist
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Sean Daniel .... assistant director
 
Art Department
Jim Dultz .... props
Ginny Gaimari .... assistant props
 
Sound Department
William B. Kaplan .... sound mixer (as Bill Kaplan Jr.)
Earl Sampson .... boom operator
David Spence .... effects editor
 
Special Effects by
Richard MacLean .... special effects
 
Stunts
Ron Stein .... stunts (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Graham Berry .... camera loader
M. Todd Henry .... assistant camera
Michael Mann .... still photographer
Josh Miller .... electrician (as Joshua Miller)
Jim Salazar .... key grip
Raphael Sloane .... best boy
Scott Spencer .... gaffer
Mark Walthour .... best boy
Gary Strange .... grip (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Connie Sech .... assistant costumes
 
Editorial Department
Marshall Harvey .... assistant editor
 
Other crew
Wilfred Boyne .... production staff
Rick Braverman .... production staff
Dennis Paul de la Rocha .... production staff
Raymond De Perna .... mechanic
David Hamburger .... production staff
Barbara Hodous .... production secretary
Valley Hoffman .... secretary to producer
Marie Melnick .... executive secretary
Eloise Rich .... production staff
Jeanie Roman .... script supervisor
Gary Strange .... cinemobile operator
Louis Yansen .... production staff
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Dynamite Women" - USA (alternative title)
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Runtime:
USA:90 min
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Language:
Color:
Color (CFI)
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Ryder Sound Services)
Certification:
Filming Locations:

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Coming Before "Thelma and Louise", 1 August 2010
Author: wes-connors from Earth

Busting out of prison, sexy blonde Claudia Jennings (as Candy Morgan) gets out of her jumpsuit and robs a small Texas bank, with lighted sticks of dynamite. Ms. Jennings is assisted by sexy blonde bank teller Jocelyn Jones (as Ellie-Jo Turner), who has just been fired for "total lack of character." Lingering in bed with men causes Ms. Jones to be late for work. Later, Jennings picks up Jones hitchhiking. The two tightly outfitted women decide to team-up and become a modern day "Bonnie and Clyde" (or "Bonnie and Bonnie"). They meet ex-"Riflemen" cowboy Johnny Crawford (as Slim) robbing a convenience store, and take him hostage. Knowing good gigs when he sees them, Mr. Crawford makes the dynamite duo a threesome.

This is an excellent "exploitation" flick, thanks to the deft comic performances of the stars, and sneaky direction by Michael Pressman. Jennings and Jones are fantastic (both as a duo and a quartet). Jennings, who so sadly died in a car crash, was rumored to be considered for "Charlie's Angles" (replacing the departing Kate Jackson); and here, she looks like a combination of Farah Fawcett-Majors and Shelley Hack. All of these women had a refreshingly natural, sexy look. Lip and breast injections were not needed. Crawford provides a perfect male attachment for the women, with "Dark Shadows" star Chris Pennock (as Jake) and lucky bellhop Eric Boles (as Johnny) also appearing. And, all three men show off their nakedness, too.

The film is a success while it stays fun and sexy. You see a lot of explosions during the running time, but without the relative bloodiness, which helps keep the tone light. Generally speaking, everyone runs away before something blows up. All of this is tossed aside for a scene involving Crawford, Jennings and a couple of cops. Then, the film's tone changes too sharply. Also, the scene (you'll know it when you see it) looks fake. Too bad it wasn't better when it got bad, but when "The Great Texas Dynamite Chase" is good, it's very, very good. Having met Crawford and Pennock, and not mentioned this film, you guys should be proud. Hope it was as fun as it looks. (Hey CP, looking forward to "FB part 2" and your "Big Finish" debut.)

******* The Great Texas Dynamite Chase (7/76) Michael Pressman ~ Claudia Jennings, Jocelyn Jones, Johnny Crawford, Christopher Pennock

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