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Corvette Summer (1978)

 -  Adventure | Comedy  -  2 June 1978 (USA)
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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 ... See full summary »

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Kenneth W. Dantley Jr.
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Vanessa
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Ed McGrath
William Bryant ...
Plain Clothes Police Lecturer
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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Mark Hamill who you loved in "Star Wars".... Annie Potts who you'll never forget... See more »

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Adventure | Comedy

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The mold for this film's centerpiece 1973 Corvette car is part of the collection of America's National Corvette Museum and displayed at the Corvette Americana Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, New York. The museum also screens this movie regularly. See more »

Goofs

When Ken and Vanessa flee from Vegas toward the end of the film, Vanessa is wearing a red and black wetsuit. But during some shots during the chase scene, she appears to be wearing a different outfit. This is noticeable when they're in the quarry. When Ken first stops, she's wearing the second top (which looks kind of like a Starfleet uniform top from Star Trek), but then when she pokes her head up out of the car a few seconds, she's got the wetsuit on again. See more »

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Principal Bacon: You, young lady, do you have an explanation to offer?
Vanessa: Sure don't, jack.
Principal Bacon: Well who does?
Vanessa: Ask Bozo.
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A Lost Drive-In Classic
23 June 1999 | by (Iowa City, IA) – See all my reviews

"Corvette Summer" might not be a perfect film, but it's a breezy, occasionally funny sleeper...the type of movie that used to pack them in at drive-ins all the time. Today, there's the added value of seeing Mark "Luke Skywalker" Hamill and Annie "Designing Women" Potts in very early roles before they became big stars. There's even an appearance by Danny (Partridge) Bonaduce. Good summertime entertainment!


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