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Director:
Writer:
William Sachs (written by)
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Release Date:
16 February 1980 (Portugal) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
The Greatest Cruisin' in the Land Takes Place on the Street -- Where it all Began...
Plot:
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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(2 articles)
Grindhouse Aficionado: Issue #Four
 (From Icons of Fright. 11 November 2012, 10:24 AM, PST)

70s Rewind: The Incredible Melting Man
 (From Twitch. 28 October 2011, 10:44 PM, PDT)

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Cast

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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)
 
Stunts
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
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Trivia:
Shot in eighteen days.See more »
Quotes:
Officer Albert Zass:Why won't you help me?
Biker:Because you're The Man, man.
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4 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
on the button for the eighties, 9 February 2012
Author: christopher-underwood from Greenwich - London

I appreciate that having been born in 1946, I don't really have the right to review this film. My period is 1968/69, some ten years before this and boy does it show! Here, the car has already become God once more, the dancing looks more like aerobics and the music! Well, I got through prog rock and even punk but this disco sound was beyond me. Amazing though just how early the 'eighties' began because this really looks absolutely on the button for the eighties and yet was presumably made no later than 1978 if it came out in '79. As others have mentioned no plot to speak of, lots of very cute naked bodies, but, for me, too much motoring, too much fairground riding and too much of that music. For anyone ten years younger, however, probably absolutely essential viewing.

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