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


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 <>

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A Fiberglass Romance. See more »


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2 June 1978 (USA)  »

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Stingray  »

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A novelization of the film by author Wayland Drew was first published in 1978 and had an added subtitle, the book was called "Corvette Summer: A Fiberglass Romance". See more »


At the gas station in Las Vegas we see a 1978 vintage RTD (Los Angeles) city bus pass in the background. And during two other chase scenes two other RTD buses can be seen along the city street. See more »


Vanessa: It's not even your car.
Kenneth W. Dantley, Jr.: So what, I built it. Look, can we discuss this later after we catch 'em?
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Highly underrated and fun film. Under-seen.
5 October 2000 | by (Toronto, Ontario) – See all my reviews

If you are a Star Wars fan, it is interesting to see Mark Hamill in this movie, second only to The Big Red One as non Star Wars performances go.

Annie Potts of Ghostbusters and Designing Women fame is great. I personally have nothing against Hamill and would like to see him do more movies and choose better scripts. Look for this film from the same creative team as Dragonslayer (another underrated film, which Ally McBeal fans should seek to see Peter MacNichol in a slightly different light).

It is well worth it. It won't change your life, but it's not a rip-off. It's good summer fun.

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