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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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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Sammy
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Phil Adamson
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Billy 'The Kid' Brooker
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Elder
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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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Storyline

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

Finnish video release's cover sheet mentions Jodie Foster having a role in this movie. Actually Judy Foster is in the cast. See more »

Goofs

When Lonnie Johnson blows up the Top Fueler at the end of the quarter mile you see the truck towing it and the cable that is hooked to the race car. 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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Best, most realistic, drag racing movie ever made
22 April 1999 | by (Saskatchewan) – See all my reviews

When I go to see a movie, I try not to tear it apart and deduce what "hidden messages" may or may not be in it. This movie is plainly and simply an excellent movie about a drag racing team and the wrongs dealt them from their sponsor's track rep, and the interesting way they get even with him. The script and dialogue are the most accurate portrayal of the sport that I have seen yet...the producer/writers obviously knew their stuff and have actually *been* to a dragstrip, not merely "speculated" about one.

Highly recommend this movie as one of the "must see"'s for those who are a fan of the sport, or who are even curious to get a taste for it. (This coming from a gal who "grew up on the track".)


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