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Hi-Riders (1978)

 -  Action | Crime | Drama  -  May 1978 (USA)
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Story of a group of drag races and the young boy and girl who join them.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Sheriff
Stephen McNally ...
Mr. Lewis
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Mark
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Mike
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Red
Diane Peterson ...
Lynn
Wm. J. Beaudine ...
T.J.
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Angie
Roger Hampton ...
Billy
Brad Rearden ...
Toad (as Brad Reardon)
Carl LaBove ...
Freddie
Michael Donovan O'Donnell ...
Gas Station Man (as Michael Donavon O'Donnell)
Dee Cooper ...
Lewis' Man
Gary Littlejohn ...
Lewis' Man
Lily Rabin ...
Mushroom Lily
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Storyline

A couple scam a Hi-Rider out of some cash during a drag race, and when he refuses to pay, they track him down to the gang's hideout. Lucky for them the leader is a good, reasonable guy, and the couple start hanging out with the gang. However, after a fatal collision of the son of the "big man in town" during a race, the gang has to fight for their lives against the man's legion of hillbillies. Written by Ørnås

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They'll burn up anything on four wheels or two legs! See more »

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Action | Crime | Drama

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R | See all certifications »
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May 1978 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Fuld speed fra første sekund  »

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$125,000 (estimated)
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The Paramount Ranch was considered an affordable location and the movie was written with this location in mind. See more »

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Vic Rivers - We Loved Him See more »

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Referenced in Alien Space Avenger (1989) See more »

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Riding High
Written and Produced by Ken Mansfield and Jack Skinner
Performed by Jack Skinner
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for the cars only
21 October 2013 | by (Midian) – See all my reviews

This flick is notorious for a few reasons. It do contain classic American muscle cars like a Firebird, Dodge Charger and a Mercury Cougar. There are more to see like a Ford Mustang but the 3 mentioned are the most important ones.

The flick itself is a bit slow sometimes and it really starts around 45 minutes when things go wrong while racing. From there on this flick moves faster but still it's tame for today's standards. But the way it was shot is well done and it shows, Dean Cundey was camera man here and he moved further to the classic Halloween (1978). There are also a few common faces to recognise. Just watch the sheriff, Mel Ferrer and his deputy Ralph Meeker but not only that, the bartender is played by Neville Brand.

But what made this flick notorious was that around the end of shooting a terrible accident occurred with Vic Rivers, the stunt man. He died while driving a truck that was meant to fly off an embankment. But Vic undershot the distance and the truck flipped and crashed near the bank of the river. Due the silt it took an hour to find him, death. But the shot was used.

Worth seeing for the cars only.

Gore 0/5 Nudity 0,5/5 Effects 3/5 Story 3/5 Comedy 0/5


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