A small-town kid hears about the wild nights of cruising the boulevard in Van Nuys, California. He drives out there to check it out, and gets involved with drag racers, topless dancers and bikers.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Bill Adler ...
Bobby
Cynthia Wood ...
Moon
Dennis Bowen ...
Greg
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Camille
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Leon Barnes 'Chooch'
Tara Strohmeier ...
Dana Gladstone ...
Officer Albert Zass
Di Ann Monaco ...
Motorcycle Girl
Don Sawyer ...
Jason
Jim Kester ...
Frankie
Minnie Summers Lindsey ...
Nurse Bradley (as Minnie E. Lindsey)
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Jo
Doug Bailey ...
Gas Station Attendant
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Biker (as Stephen Morrell)
Bella Bruck ...
Mrs. Zass
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A small-town kid hears about the wild nights of cruising the boulevard in Van Nuys, California. He drives out there to check it out, and gets involved with drag racers, topless dancers and bikers.

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The Greatest Cruisin' in the Land Takes Place on the Street -- Where it all Began...

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Comedy | Drama

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16 February 1980 (Portugal)  »

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Febre de Viver  »

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Trivia

William Sachs agreed to expeditiously write and direct the film based on a list of requirements from Crown International Pictures, including the Van Nuys cruising topic - which the studio wanted to cash in on before the craze ended - and a certain (and apparently generous!) amount of nudity. He wrote the script in only 7 days and the film was produced on an accelerated schedule; the gambit reportedly paid off, with the film being released before the cruising was halted by local law enforcement. See more »

Goofs

During the initial cruising montage, there are several breaks in continuity between the point-of-view shots of what Chooch sees and the in-car shots showing what is behind him immediately afterwards. See more »

Quotes

Officer Albert Zass: Why won't you help me?
Biker: Because you're The Man, man.
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Connections

References Reefer Madness (1936) See more »

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VAN NUYS one heckuva drive!
12 September 1999 | by (GA) – See all my reviews

Only moments into VAN NUYS BLVD did I realize I was in for something special. I sat in my seat expecting another brainless teenager romp, but boy, was I ever wrong! This film celebrates innocence and individualism while commenting on commitment and making sacrifices. Mix in a little sex, nudity and a few liberal profanities and you have a shockingly sweet, amazingly hip teen exploitation picture the whole family could enjoy!


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