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Fast Company
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Director:
Writers:
David Cronenberg (writer)
Nicholas Campbell (screenplay)
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Release Date:
August 1979 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
Strap yourself into a car that flies 240 miles an hour down a quarter mile track. See more »
Plot:
Standard good guys vs. bad guys drag racing movie. Nice scene of the driver's view during a funny car run.. | Full synopsis »
User Reviews:
Best, most realistic, drag racing movie ever made See more (21 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

William Smith ... Lonnie 'Lucky Man' Johnson
Claudia Jennings ... Sammy

John Saxon ... Phil Adamson

Nicholas Campbell ... Billy 'The Kid' Brocker

Don Francks ... Elder

Cedric Smith ... Gary 'The Blacksmith' Black
Judy Foster ... Candy
Robert Haley ... P.J.

George Buza ... Meatball
David Graham ... Stoner
David Petersen ... Slezak
Chuck Chandler ... Edmonton Track Announcer
Cheri Hilsabeck ... Hitchhiker
Sonya Ratke ... Hitchhiker

Michael Bell ... Chuck Randall
Douglas Main ... TV Newscaster
Patricia Goodwin ... New Miss Fastco
L. Peter Feldman ... Security Guard
Graham Light ... Track Official
Fred Hodgson ... TV Camera Crew

Michael Ouellette ... TV Camera Crew
Trevor Yacyshyn ... Hot Rodder
Robert Hill ... Hot Rodder
Jerry Knowles ... Track Starter
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Neil Dainard ... Racetrack Driver (uncredited)

Directed by
David Cronenberg 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Nicholas Campbell  screenplay
David Cronenberg  writer
Phil Savath  writer
Courtney Smith  writer
Alan Treen  story

Produced by
Michael Lebowitz .... producer
Peter O'Brian .... producer
David Perlmutter .... executive producer
Phil Savath .... producer
Courtney Smith .... producer
 
Original Music by
Fred Mollin 
 
Cinematography by
Mark Irwin 
 
Film Editing by
Ronald Sanders 
 
Casting by
Gail Carr 
 
Art Direction by
Carol Spier 
 
Costume Design by
Delphine White 
 
Makeup Department
Jan Newman .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Caryl Brandt .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Jim Kaufman .... first assistant director (as James Kaufman)
Jim Long .... second assistant director
 
Art Department
Richard D. Wright .... property master
 
Sound Department
Gary C. Bourgeois .... sound re-recording mixer
Terry Burke .... sound effects editor
Bryan Day .... sound recordist
Andy Malcolm .... foley artist (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Tom Fisher .... special effects
 
Stunts
Phil Adams .... stunts
Mark Damien .... stunts
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Gary Armstrong .... clapper loader
Roger Bate .... gaffer
Robert Holmes .... camera operator: second unit
Maris H. Jansons .... key grip
Robin Miller .... first assistant camera
Rick Porter .... still photographer
Lee Wright .... grip
 
Casting Department
Bette Chadwick .... additional casting
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Wendy Partridge .... assistant wardrobe
Madeleine Stewart .... assistant wardrobe
 
Editorial Department
Vaughan Killin .... color timer
Gillian Macintosh .... post-production assistant
Arnie Stewart .... assistant editor
Carolyn Zeifman .... synching editor
 
Transportation Department
Gordie Bonin .... race driver
Roy Johnson .... transportation captain
Bob Papirnick .... race driver
 
Other crew
Linda Brestich .... secretary
Sherry Cohen .... location manager
Lynda Farmer Hickman .... production secretary (as Linda Farmer)
Isabelle Foord .... production assistant
Geoff Goodwin .... racing coordinator
Shirley Granger .... production accountant
Margaret Hanly .... continuity
Graham Light .... technical advisor
Gail McGregor .... unit publicist
Richard Mead .... production assistant
Bob Murphy .... production assistant
Walley Protz .... technical advisor
Jerry Verheul .... racing coordinator
Sherry Wolfson .... production coordinator
 

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91 min
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Did You Know?

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:
Factual errors: When Lonnie Johnson catches fire, he pulls the safety and hits his fire bottles. In reality the safety is pulled before the run and is re-pinned after the runSee 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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10 out of 13 people found the following review useful.
Best, most realistic, drag racing movie ever made, 22 April 1999
Author: Sheri-10 from Saskatchewan

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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