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Stingray (1978)

 -  Crime | Action | Comedy  -  August 1978 (USA)
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Lonigan and his partner Tony, two drug dealers, shoot two cops who attempt to set them up, and run away with a million bucks and the drugs, which they stash in a red Corvette Stingray in a ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Al
Les Lannom ...
Elmo
William Watson ...
Lonigan
Cliff Emmich ...
Roscoe
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Tony
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Abigail Bratowski
Sondra Theodore ...
Girl
Richard Cosentino ...
Lt. Herschel
Harry Gorsuch ...
Sgt. Murphy
Morgan Hatch ...
Slim
Stephen Snyder ...
Bug (as Steve Snyder)
Anthony Miller ...
Krueger
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Alvin
Holland Clem ...
Leroy
James Paul ...
Doctor
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Lonigan and his partner Tony, two drug dealers, shoot two cops who attempt to set them up, and run away with a million bucks and the drugs, which they stash in a red Corvette Stingray in a used car lot. When they attempt to recover their stash with their leader, Abigail, they find out that two happy-go-lucky dudes, Elmo and Al, have bought the car. They quickly pursue the two along with the police who think that the car's new owners are the criminals. Written by filmfactsman

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Get wrecked! Get chased! Get smashed! Get it on! The big red hot one is in town! See more »

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Crime | Action | Comedy

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August 1978 (USA)  »

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(at around 6 mins) Lonigan says to Tony, "You tell your grandchildren about this one friend, Ole Lonigan on 4 cylinders caught a Corvette of a pro". Lonigan's character drove a 1971 Chevrolet Chevelle Malibu, which was never made with a 4 cylinder engine. See more »

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Uneasy mix of violence and comedy
25 June 2014 | by (Victoria, BC) – See all my reviews

Since this thought to be desensitized viewer found himself feeling uneasy while watching this forgotten drive-in movie, I can only imagine what viewers back in the more innocent 1970s thought of it. I will say that the St. Louis locations do add an original backdrop. And the movie is professionally made, from the cinematography to the camera-work. But the tone of the movie is all over the map. On one hand, there is a good amount of harsh violence. But on the other hand, there are also plenty of moments when the movie attempts to yuck it up with broad comedy. The movie should have been one extreme or another, not both at the same time. Another turn- off is that there aren't any particularly sympathetic characters, one big reason being that the movie puts more focus on the bad guys rather than the protagonists. If you are simply looking for good action and vehicle work, the movie also disappoints there, with dull chases and uninspired action of other kinds. You'll feel a "sting" in your wallet if you plunk down hard earned dollars to watch this movie.


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