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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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Additional Details

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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

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The opening scenes on Van Nuys Boulevard were shot without permits.See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in Independents Day with Dean Cundey (2014) (V)See more »
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3 out of 17 people found the following review useful.
Hey!! Rock'n'Roll!!, 12 June 2005
Author: anxietyresister from United Kingdom

Yeah man!! This is like, so cool!! We got this gang of kids, yeah, who set up a club for those who like to build up some speed on the road. We challenge each other to super fast races, and the winner gets to keep the stakes in a big-stakes gambling game. Radical!! But in one of these recent contests, the son of a rich guy got killed, and now the father wants revenge. Bogus!! And as our number gets picked off one by one thanks to his totally heinous hired assassins, will we survive long enough to ever hit those most excellent highways ever again? Watch and find out, my brothers!! You're gonna love this movie!! It's got the lot: Dudes burning rubber, chicks taking their tops off, teens getting blind drunk, fat guys dancing, cops being blown up.. and all in the space of 90 slammin' minutes!! This is totally the best film ever!! Rent it today!! It's bodacious, peeps..

*COUTH* *COUGH* oops sorry.. I lost control of my senses there for a minute, I don't know what came over me. Anyway, what I REALLY wanted to say was: this movie sucks the big one. Every performance bar none is dire, the much-hyped race sequences are rendered boring thanks to sloppy camera-work and the soundtrack is so loud and obtrusive it will have the climbing the wall in seconds.

But what really puts the final nail in the coffin is the 'moral' which seems to be: no matter how many people die in this little group, as long as the survivors stick together.. nothing else matters because its all about 'street cred'. What a sad excuse for conformity, and if the government wants to know why there are so many individuals out there who can't think for themselves and can only function as a unit, my answer would be: take a look at this screenplay, and draw your own conclusions. 2/10

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