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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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Cast

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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)
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Kim Milford ...
Wayne Lowry
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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
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New Owner of Vanessa's Van
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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 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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2 June 1978 (USA)  »

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1.85 : 1
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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 »

Goofs

When Kenny is on the bike and hitches the ride on RV to catch up to his Corvette, you can see a street sign that says Van Nuys Blvd. They were still supposed to be in Vegas at that part of the movie. See more »

Quotes

Gil: I have just seen your first needy motorist.
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Give Me the Night
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Written by Craig Safan
Performed by Dusty Springfield
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worth picking up for so many reasons
17 March 2016 | by (Midian) – See all my reviews

Have seen a lot of road movies, mostly classics I never heard of this one. But due watching Fast And Loud I ran into an episode were the Corvette used in this flick was bought by Gasmonkey Garage. so the hunt for this flick was on, easy to find o DVD.

The first thing that I found awkward was the main lead done by Mark Hamill who just came out of Star Wars (1977) as Luke Skywalker. It's so strange to see him come from a blockbuster to this drive-in flick.

The story is rather simple, a Corvette re-build by Kenneth (Mark). Once the Corvette is stolen he goes out to find it and come across Vanessa (Annie Potts) who is a hooker. together they go after the missing Corvette. Story wise it isn't that special but what makes it worth seeing are all the muscle cars passing by and of course old Vegas with casinos long gone like Stardust and Dunes. Not only that, you will see Fremont street with the original cowboy.

Another thing is the fact that you will see billboards all over Las Vegas promoting Dean martin, on the other hand you will see Brion James at the start of his career. So worth picking up and still enjoyable for all those reasons.

Gore 0/5 Nudity 0,5/5 Effects 0/5 Story 2,5/5 Comedy 0,5/5


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