A group of friends race their high-powered cars up and down a dangerous and deadly mountain road known as Mulholland Drive to see who can claim the title of "King of the Hill."

Director:

Writers:

(article), | 1 more credit »
Reviews
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Adventure | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  
Director: Boon Collins
Stars: Dan Haggerty, William Smith, Trever Yarrish
Western | Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
Director: Richard Friedenberg
Stars: Dan Haggerty, Denver Pyle, Tony Mirrati
Americana (1981)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

In a small town in rural Kansas, a troubled veteran attempts to restore an old merry-go-round ride.

Director: David Carradine
Stars: David Carradine, Barbara Hershey, Michael Greene
Terror Night (1987)
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

Lance Hayward, a silent movie star, appears as various characters, killing quite a handful of unfortunates, using various weapons.

Directors: Nick Marino, André De Toth
Stars: John Ireland, Cameron Mitchell, Alan Hale Jr.
Abducted (1986)
Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  

A woman jogger is abducted by a crazy mountain man, and taken to his cabin.

Director: Boon Collins
Stars: Dan Haggerty, Roberta Weiss, Lawrence King-Phillips
Once Upon a Starry Night (TV Movie 1978)
Drama | Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  

A trapper ventures into a terrible blizzard to search for a young couple who had been swept away from their children during an avalanche.

Director: Jack Hively
Stars: Dan Haggerty, Linda Arbizu, Ken Curtis
Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  

The sheriff of a small Georgia town on the edge of the Okefenokee Swamp does nothing to stop a family of white-trash moonshiners from trapping and killing defenseless animals. But Sammy, a ... See full summary »

Director: Stewart Raffill
Stars: Dan Haggerty, Charles Lee, Liston Elkins
Ladies Night (1983)
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  

The owner of a male strip club becomes the subject of a planned exposé by an undercover TV reporter that soon finds them both embroiled in a world of intrigue and betrayal.

Director: Enzo Giobbe
Stars: Stella Stevens, Dan Haggerty, Jill Baker
Night Wars (1988)
Horror | Sci-Fi | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.8/10 X  

Two Vietnam Veterans have realistic nightmares about the war. So real are these nightmares that they start getting injured in them, and bringing things back that they had in the dream. They... See full summary »

Director: David A. Prior
Stars: Dan Haggerty, Brian Edward O'Connor, Cameron Smith
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

Avakum (Henry Brandon) is an old trapper who is having a harder and harder time getting by because of the dwindling wildlife in the region. One day he is on a tiger hunt when a big cat ... See full summary »

Director: Stewart Raffill
Stars: Henry Brandon, Fernando Celis, Dan Haggerty
Action | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

Gang of bikers try to save people in a mining disaster.

Director: Richard Compton
Stars: Tom Baker, William Smith, Carl Steppling
Desperate Women (TV Movie 1978)
Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Three unjustly convicted female prisoners are being transported to prison. Their guards die of water poisoning and a former contract killer helps them survive.

Director: Earl Bellamy
Stars: Ronee Blakley, John Crawford, Michael DeLano
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Steve
...
Buddy
...
Tina
...
Roger
...
Cal
...
Rick
...
Barry Tanner
Sloan Roberts ...
Billy T (as Jon Sloan)
Steve Jones ...
Policeman
Ashley Cox ...
Elaine
...
Jamie Winter
...
Neighbor
...
Fast Joe Otis
Ron Trice ...
Keyboard player
Curt Ayers ...
Fatburger
Edit

Storyline

A group of friends race their high-powered cars up and down a dangerous and deadly mountain road known as Mulholland Drive to see who can claim the title of "King of the Hill."

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

The race. The risk. The danger. It's worth it all to be...King of the Mountain

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

1 May 1981 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Bolidi nella notte  »

Filming Locations:


Box Office

Budget:

$2,000,000 (estimated)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

(Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Harry Hamlin's role was intended for Brad Davis, who was fired due to his drug problems. See more »

Quotes

Buddy: I'll run with you.
Cal: [turns and recognizes Buddy] Music maker... organ grinder.
Buddy: Hey, I've heard it all tonight... I'd rather not hear any more.
Cal: You're in over your head, boy.
Buddy: [angrily] Look! I said I'd run... now can you get it together, and tell me if you're in or out? I'm ready!
See more »


Soundtracks

LOOKING FOR CLUES
By Robert Palmer
Courtesy of Island Records
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Why isn't this on DVD??
2 August 2004 | by (Los Angeles) – See all my reviews

One of the first uncensored movies I saw, thanks to a young HBO. Add in an early 80's Harry Hamlin with a near afro, that dark haired chick from the "Warriors" and "Too Close For Comfort", a crackpot turn by Dennis Hopper, Mullholland Drive drag racing, some cheesy soundtrack music and you have a a beautiful time capsule. Harry is the top drag racer on Mullholland Drive, but Dennis Hopper, who used to be the top gun before taking too many drugs or something like that, is ready for a showdown. I think. I might remember better if this movie was at all available. Really gets at that moment where what we know as the 80's was just beginning, while the 70's was still hanging around in the ether. Tight Sergio Valente jeans, members only jackets, but hair still in that big 70's mode.


8 of 9 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
does anyone know? jbmorris-1
Dennis Hopper / Cal kaiser858
Original Thunder Road' article the movie as based on racerx70
Members Only stevenmichaella
Discuss King of the Mountain (1981) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?