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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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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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The danger. The rush. The victory. See more »

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Drama | Sport

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August 1979 (USA)  »

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10.000 PS - Vollgasrausch im Grenzbereich  »

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CAD 1,200,000 (estimated)
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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

One closeup of Meatball (seen when Lonnie gets fired from the team) has obviously been optically reversed, as evidenced by the inverted Goodyear logo on his hat. 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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Featured in The Directors: The Films of David Cronenberg (1999) See more »

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if you want a movie about Canadian drag racing this is it...
13 February 2005 | by See all my reviews

Okay it's not the world's greatest movie, or even the greatest movie ever made about drag racing (that would probably be 'Heart Like A Wheel') but it does have its moments and there was a lot of effort put in to ensure the technical side of things was correct. Filmed entirely in Canada around Canadian dragstrips there is a sense of what life on the road is really like. Yes the characters are rather one dimensional - good guys wear white, bad guys wear black and snarl a lot, and the stunts do look like the camera was over-cranked but any true car fan will find it holds their interest, the first time anyway. Especially if you think of it more as a documentary than a movie. Plus the cars and female leads look great. I agree the ending is lousy though.


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