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Release Date:
May 1978 (USA) See more »
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Story of a group of drag races and the young boy and girl who join them. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

Mel Ferrer ... Sheriff

Stephen McNally ... Mr. Lewis

Darby Hinton ... Mark

Ralph Meeker ... Mike

Neville Brand ... Red

Diane Peterson ... Lynn
Wm. J. Beaudine ... T.J.

Karen Fredrik ... 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
Daulton Smith ... Race Starter

Al Gomez ... Gimp
Julie Reed ... T.J.'s Girl
Mary George ... Mrs. Wheeler
Stephen Helgoth ... Jason
Liza Greer ... Young Girl
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Charlie LeSueur ... Hi-Rider
Candy Castillo ... Hi-Rider #3 (uncredited)

Directed by
Greydon Clark 
Writing credits
Greydon Clark (written by)

Produced by
Ronald Daniel .... executive producer
Mike MacFarland .... producer
Kool Marder .... associate producer (as Kool Lusby)
Original Music by
Gerald Lee 
Cinematography by
Dean Cundey (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Earl Watson 
Casting by
Edward R. Morse  (as Edward Morse)
Set Decoration by
Lair McCrum 
Makeup Department
Dolores Warren .... hair stylist
Dolores Warren .... makeup artist
Production Management
Michael Donovan O'Donnell .... production manager (as Michael O'Donnell)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Robert Emmett .... second assistant director
Donn Greer .... assistant director (as Don Greer)
Art Department
Jane Kahler .... props
Marshall Reed .... set constructor
Sound Department
Robert Canton .... sound editor (as Bob Canton)
Bob Dietz .... sound mixer (as Robert Dietz)
David Lee Fein .... sound editor
Beau Franklin .... boom operator
Dan Thomas .... sound editor
Special Effects by
Conrad Rothmann .... special effects (as Conrad Rothman)
Bruce Paul Barbour .... stunt driver (as Bruce Barbour)
Dana Bertolette .... stunt driver
Roger Creed .... stunt driver
Conrad E. Palmisano .... stunt driver (as Conrad Palmisano)
Vic Rivers .... stunt coordinator
Camera and Electrical Department
Lance Billitzer .... assistant camera
Jackie Clark .... still photographer
Hedy Dietz .... still photographer
Michael E. Little .... second unit assistant camera
Raman Rao .... gaffer (as Roman Roa)
Raymond Stella .... photographer: second unit (as Ray Stella)
Steve Mathis .... lighting technician (uncredited)
Michael Mileham .... director of photography: second unit (uncredited)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Julie O'Donnell .... wardrobe
Editorial Department
Halle Mandel .... assistant editor
Other crew
Tom Bell .... production assistant
Debra Hill .... script supervisor
Connie Murphy .... production assistant
Phill Norman .... title designer
Steve Prichard .... mechanic
Daulton Smith .... car builder
Diane Huntner Smith .... production assistant

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90 min
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Finland:K-18 | Iceland:16 | Netherlands:16 (original rating) | Norway:18 (video) (1983) | Norway:16 (Cut) (1979) | Sweden:15 | USA:R | West Germany:18

Did You Know?

The car crashing through the window gag at the end of the movie was done in a single take.See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in Riot on 42nd St. (1987)See more »
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1 out of 1 people found the following review useful.
for the cars only, 21 October 2013
Author: trashgang from Midian

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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