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Van Nuys Blvd. -- A young hick takes his van to the popular San Fernando Valley main drag to join the other teens in cruisin', draggin', scarfin' burgers, and checkin' out those gorgeous California chicks.


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16 February 1980 (Portugal) See more »
The Greatest Cruisin' in the Land Takes Place on the Street -- Where it all Began...
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. | Add synopsis »
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Bill Adler ... Bobby
Cynthia Wood ... Moon
Dennis Bowen ... Greg

Melissa Prophet ... Camille

David Hayward ... Leon Barnes 'Chooch'
Tara Strohmeier ... Wanda
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)

Susanne Severeid ... Jo
Doug Bailey ... Gas Station Attendant

Aesop Aquarian ... Biker (as Stephen Morrell)
Bella Bruck ... Mrs. Zass
Mary Ellen O'Neill ... Gertie
Mario Bellini ... Sandwich Maker

Renee Harmon ... Mildred (as Rena Harmon)
Matthew Tobin ... Herman (as Mathew Tobin)
Michael D. Castle ... T.V. Reporter (as Michael Castle)
Cecil Reddick ... Pig Farmer
Diana Daniels ... Nancy (as Di Ana Daniels)
Nancy McCauley ... Mooner / Flasher
Brando Caffey ... Disco D.J.
Deborah Chenoweth ... 2nd Carhop (as Debbie Chenoweth)
Louis A. Rivera ... Man in Disco (as Louis Rivera)
Tiger ... Doggie
Jacqueline Jacobs ... Pregnant Lady
The Kansas City Kings Glitter Girls ... Themselves

Directed by
William Sachs 
Writing credits
William Sachs (written by)

Produced by
Michael D. Castle .... associate producer
Newton P. Jacobs .... executive producer
Marilyn Jacobs Tenser .... producer (as Marilyn J. Tenser)
Original Music by
Ken Mansfield 
Ron Wright 
Cinematography by
Joseph Mangine (director of photography)
Film Editing by
George Bowers 
Art Direction by
Kenneth Hergenroeder  (as Kenneth H. Hergenroeder)
Costume Design by
Diana Daniels  (as Di Ana Daniels)
Makeup Department
Chris Brice .... makeup artist (as Christine Brice)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Tikki Goldberg .... second assistant director
David Osterhout .... first assistant director
Sound Department
David B. Cohn .... sound effects editor
Don Sanders .... sound mixer (as Don A. Sanders)
Ove H. Sehested .... sound mixer
Brett Wheatley .... boom operator
Ed White .... boom operator (as Edward J. White)
John Sistrunk .... stunt coordinator
Camera and Electrical Department
Steve Banks .... still photographer
Kevin Brennan .... best boy
Tony DeFabees .... gaffer (as Tony De Fabees)
Steven Hirsch .... key grip (as Steven P. Hirsh)
Andrew G. La Marca .... first assistant camera (as Andrew La Marca)
Tracy Neftzger .... best boy (as Tracy A. Neftzger)
Ronald Raschke .... second assistant camera (as Ron Raschke)
Mike Taylor .... best boy (as Michael T. Taylor)
Casting Department
Ernie Guderjahn .... additional casting (as Ernest Guderjahn)
Editorial Department
Hal Bowers .... assistant editor
Music Department
John Arrias .... music engineer
Gerald Lee .... musical assistant
Ken Mansfield .... music arranger
Ken Mansfield .... music producer
Tere Mansfield .... music performer
Doug Parry .... music engineer (as Doug Perry)
Jump Start .... music performer
Ron Wright .... music arranger
Ron Wright .... music performer
Other crew
Sandy Hendrick Adler .... choreographer
Douglas Bailey .... production assistant
Patty Koehnen .... production secretary (as Patricia Koehnen)
Roger Medvin .... assistant to producer
John Roesch .... production assistant (as John B. Roesch)
Scott M. Rosenfelt .... production assistant (as Scott Rosenfelt)
Roger Schumacher .... animal trainer
Mark S. Thomas .... script supervisor

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93 min
Aspect Ratio:
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Shot in eighteen days.See more »
Bobby:If we don't get a doctor down here right now out I'm gonna shut your mouth permanently~!
Nurse:You cant talk to me like that!
Bobby:O I can't cant I?
[slams fist down]
Nurse:Ok,Ok!! Stay right there.
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References Reefer Madness (1936)See more »


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1 out of 5 people found the following review useful.
Fun if you were there, otherwise..., 12 May 2002
Author: BlackJack_B

I was only about 8 in 1979, so I never experienced the true 70's feeling, unless you count my afro-style hair I had as a toddler. The days of bell-bottoms, square vans, drive-in restaurants, and disco return in a cheapo production about a young man who comes to L.A. to have some fun. He meets up with the usual stuff you'll see in these films.

There was one funny scene in the film where two of the characters are arguing after one of them was grooving with the other's girlfriend and they start destroying each other's cars. It's hilarious; especially when others get into the fun. Otherwise, this film makes me yearn for the day when Bravo (Canada) will show H.O.T.S., the only movie from the Drive-in era that I'm dying to see.

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