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Fast Company (1979)

R | | Drama, Sport | August 1979 (USA)
The famous drag racer Lonnie 'Lucky Man' Johnson is the star of the Fast Company, managed by the corrupt Phil Adamson Lonnie is the mentor of the promising funny car racer Billy 'The Kid' ... See full summary »

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Phil Adamson
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Billy 'The Kid' Brooker
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Gary 'The Blacksmith' Black
Judy Foster ...
Candy
Robert Haley ...
P.J.
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Meatball
David Graham ...
Stoner
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Slezak
Chuck Chandler ...
Edmonton Track Announcer
Cheri Hilsabeck ...
Hitchhiker
Sonya Ratke ...
Hitchhiker
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Chuck Randall
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The famous drag racer Lonnie 'Lucky Man' Johnson is the star of the Fast Company, managed by the corrupt Phil Adamson Lonnie is the mentor of the promising funny car racer Billy 'The Kid' Brocker. When Adamson makes a deal with Lonnie's competitor Gary 'The Blacksmith' Black, he takes the funny car from Lonnie and Billy. But they decide to steal the car and run independently in the next race. But Adamson intends to use any means to stop Loonie. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Strap yourself into a car that flies 240 miles an hour down a quarter mile track. See more »

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Drama | Sport

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August 1979 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

10.000 PS - Vollgasrausch im Grenzbereich  »

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CAD 1,200,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

The last film of Claudia Jennings. She died in a car crash the following year. See more »

Goofs

In the race between Lonnie and Gary in the funny cars the wheel rims change. At the start they are full dish wheels then at the finish of the race they have changed to five spoke star wheels. See more »

Quotes

Elder: What are you gonna do now?
Lonnie 'Lucky Man' Johnson: We will enjoy our life.
Sammy: Yes, at least for one week.
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High-Octane Excitement with a Cronenberg Twist!!!
2 February 2001 | by (Georgia) – See all my reviews

William Smith plays Lonnie Johnson, an aging race car driver, who's sponsor, FastCo Motor Treatment, represented by John Saxon, is about to can him due their quest for a youthful and cheaper image. Claudia Jennings is his long-distance girlfriend in a not wholly original, but fascinating look at the traveling race-car circuit and it's casualties.

This may be the ultimate drive-in feature; part-documentary, part-exploitation puncuated by moments of eerie silence that proves Cronenberg can do anything he wants with any type of material and make it interesting. Strange, lingering scenes of mechanics maintaining vehicles with up-close clinical precision (as well as surreal inside-the-car camerawork) will satisfy Cronenberg's most hardcore fans, as well as the sense of desolation and alienation amongst the highways, broken-down racetracks, and most importantly, the fans and drivers of the Pacific Northwest. This may be Cronenberg's most interesting film, since it's material you would never expect him to tackle, and because it's the least-seen movie in his catalogue. Highly recommended and worth tracking down by any means necessary.


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