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Corvette Summer (1978)

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

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Cast overview, first billed only:
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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 said of this movie around the time of production: "I insisted on looking different. And I'm only interested in the car, not even any girl, until Annie Potts came along. . . It's not a car movie. It's really a love story. And I'm so thrilled to be working with Annie Potts. She reminds me of Judy Holliday. She's a unique creature." Hamill years after the film first came out then said: "Corvette Summer is a great little picture and it's got sort of a title that's a misnomer because you sort of put it in one category when you first see it and you go, 'Oh gee, it's quite a nicely written, uh romantic movie.' And I enjoyed it immensely." See more »

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In the car chase at the end, both cars are almost completely covered with dust. When shown from overhead, they are sparkling clean. See more »

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Ed McGrath: I've been around automobiles all my life. They're mechanical devices. They always let ya down. Ya buy 'em, ya drive 'em, ya break 'em, ya fix 'em, ya sell 'em. Goods in the market place. Don't get too attached to this car.
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Luke skywalker trades in his landspeeder for a Corvette!

I never saw this movie when it first came out. The adults in my life did start taking me to movies back in 1978, but I guess they didn't care to pay to see this one. I would see it YEARS later on Cable TV around age 14.

This is a decent movie. Definatly the definition of a "sleeper". It's a solid 1970's Sleeper Classic/Classic Sleeper. A guy and his souped up car traveling around. A-la Sonny Crokett (of Miami Vice fame) and his earlier mid 1970's movie with Nick Nolte with them and their souped up car traveling around.

Mark Hamill gives a decent performance, as do the rest of the cast. Nothing Oscar-nominating, but watchable. Just a nice, light, watchable, movie about a guy, his car, and his (mis)adventures. Nice California locations too! Nice little movie.


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