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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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Plain Clothes Police Lecturer (as Bill Bryant)
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Wayne Lowry
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Gil
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Ricci
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Mrs. Dantley
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Las Vegas Con Man
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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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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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Adventure | Comedy

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2 June 1978 (USA)  »

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$15,500,000
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1.85 : 1
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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

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 »

Quotes

Vanessa: Hey, hey - I got an idea. Why don't you write a letter to the car? Dear car,
[sobbing]
Vanessa: I miss you so much.
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Give Me the Night
(uncredited)
Written by Craig Safan
Performed by Dusty Springfield
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Luke skywalker trades in his landspeeder for a Corvette!
3 February 2004 | by See all my reviews

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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