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Fast Charlie... the Moonbeam Rider (1979)

 -  Comedy  -  May 1979 (USA)
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A World War I deserter competes in the first long-distance motorcycle race.

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Charlie Swattle
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Grace Wolf
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Floyd
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Al Barber
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Lester Neal
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Calvin Hawk
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Pop Bauer
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Bill Bartman ...
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Cannonball McCall
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Howard Johnson
Lynda Abbott ...
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A World War I deserter competes in the first long-distance motorcycle race.

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In one desperate race for prize and glory, Charlie and Grace join the human race

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Fast Charlie and the Moonbeam  »

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Vintage motorcycle movie
12 June 2005 | by (South Dakota) – See all my reviews

David Carradine plays Fast Charlie Swattle, a motorcycle racer and kind of a con man. He tells everyone he's a World War I hero, but he's not. The race ran to California from Missouri or somewhere and was an important race for a motorcycle manufacturer to win. Fast Charlie rides a Moonbeam made by Pop Bauer in Moonbeam, Oklahoma. He gets somebody out of a jail by enticing the cop with a Model T Ford American Graffiti-style. Brenda Vaccaro plays Grace Wolf, a woman he discourages from marrying "Howard Hardware Store." Names in this movie include L.Q. Jones, R.G. Armstrong, Jesse Vint and Noble Willingham. Pretty good recreation of the early 1900s.


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