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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Release Date:

2 June 1978 (USA)  »

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Both of this film's leads, Annie Potts and Mark Hamill, were in car accidents prior to principal photography. Potts got pins in her legs whilst Hamill got a broken nose. See more »


Ken's first night in Vegas, he goes to a little burger stand, in one shot the cup on the tray is upright, then, in the next shot, it is knocked over and finally, it becomes upright once again. See more »


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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Not THAT bad
18 December 1998 | by (Atlanta) – See all my reviews

This movie is somewhat underrated, at least in my opinion, I guess that one has to enjoy cars to enjoy the movie. Anyway, it has Mark Hamill in one of his many not-so-famous roles, but he still makes the film watchable for a Star Wars fan. Pretty good chase scene at the end...

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