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Sweet Revenge (1976)

 -  Comedy | Crime | Drama  -  June 1976 (USA)
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A young woman with a long rap sheet who steals cars for a living is befriended by a public defender who tries to steer her straight. But her goal is to steal and subsequently sell enough ... See full summary »

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Vurrla Kowsky
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Le Clerq
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Edmund
Richard Daughty ...
Andy
Norman Matlock ...
John
Marvin Rosand ...
Policeman
Robert Lewis-Ferguson ...
Policeman #2
Betta St. George ...
Woman Guard
Evan A. Lottman ...
Bailiff (as Evan Lottman)
Adrian Sparks ...
D.A.
Jock Dove ...
Judge
Duncan Maclean
Brooks Woolley ...
Ferrari Salesman
Edmund Villa ...
Greg (as Ed E. Villa)
Adele Burnett ...
Judge Adams
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A young woman with a long rap sheet who steals cars for a living is befriended by a public defender who tries to steer her straight. But her goal is to steal and subsequently sell enough cars (sometimes the same car more than once) to buy a new Ferrari. Written by Jerry Milani <jmilani@ix.netcom.com>

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There's never been a girl so good at being bad. And now she's planning "Sweet Revenge."

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Comedy | Crime | Drama

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The working title of the film was "All-American Girl". See more »

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Fine little 70's curio
27 February 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Having known specialists in 'midnight auto' Ms. Channings portrayal of an obsessed car thief rings very true-to-life. To anyone else watching this movie the mechanics of the trade must have been an eye-opener. Of course, every car nut worth his (or her) salt has probably lusted after a Ferrari 246 Dino; but not to the degree that's reflected in Ms. Channings single-minded pursuit of that modern classic automobile.

At the time "All American Girl" was released I was living in Sea-Tac WA, the primary film setting. No effort made in trying to create a fictional locale. There was plenty of local press coverage and the movie may have even premiered there (?) Just about every frame contains shots of both the beauty and grittiness of the place and the characters inhabiting the world of grand-theft-auto (a perfect tonic BTW, for that Roger Corman/Ron Howard film on the same topic).

Not that I found the movie a 'downer'. Far from it. There's plenty of humor supplied by Ms. Channing, presaging later roles on film and TV. Her character's various changes in disguise as she alternately sells and steals a Porsche 356 in order to get up the scratch for the ultimate score are just too funny.

Making a film like "Sweet Revenge" could probably not come close to happening these days. The age of the Anti-Hero is long gone. One should be glad that it was released when it was. There's nothing else around quite like it.

Also recommended, "Gone in 60 Seconds" (the original).


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