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Corvette Summer (1978)

PG | | Adventure, Comedy | 2 June 1978 (USA)
A high school grad and a hooker-in-training try to track down his stolen Corvette.

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Kenneth W. Dantley Jr.
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Vanessa
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Ed McGrath
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Plain Clothes Police Lecturer (as Bill Bryant)
Richard McKenzie ...
Principal Bacon
Kim Milford ...
Wayne Lowry
Philip Bruns ...
Gil
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Kootz
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Ricci
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Mrs. Dantley
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Las Vegas Con Man
Clifford A. Pellow ...
Older John - Rosalind's Admirer (as Cliff Pellow)
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Wayne's Chain-Wielding Henchman
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Wayne's Car Wash Henchman
Morgan Upton ...
New Owner of Vanessa's Van
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Storyline

Ken loves to design and build exotic cars. When the High School shop class project car, a fully tricked out dream Corvette, is stolen, he begins searching for it. His search leads him to Las Vegas, where Vanessa, a teenaged prostitute wannabe, helps him try to track it down. Written by Brian W Martz <B.Martz@Genie.com>

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Stingray  »

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The movie's original title was "The Hot One" which became part of one of the film's tag-lines which said "The Hot One Is Coming!". See more »

Goofs

In the beginning of the movie, the emblem that falls to the ground and gets Kenny's attention says "Corvette" - this is a script from a 1963-1967 Corvette Sting Ray rear deck. It should say "Stingray" if it had fallen off a 1973 Corvette Stingray. See more »

Quotes

Vanessa: Ya wanna hitchike, ya gotta stick somethin' out.
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Give Me the Night
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Written by Craig Safan
Performed by Dusty Springfield
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c'mon!!
21 June 1999 | by (WV, USA) – See all my reviews

I caught a bit of this movie on the good ole Superstation last night. Where would we be without Ted Turner?? Anyway.. True, this movie sucks for directing, story but there's a certain 70's kitsch that is immeasurable appealing. Don't, like, rent it or anything though! God NO! It's simply a fun, lighthearted movie, if you don't think about it much.


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