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King of the Mountain (1981)

 -  Drama  -  1 May 1981 (USA)
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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."

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Buddy
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Tina
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Roger
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Cal
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Rick
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Barry Tanner
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Billy T (as Jon Sloan)
Steve Jones ...
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Elaine
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Jamie Winter
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Neighbor
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Fast Joe Otis
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Fatburger
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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."

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

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Drama

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1 May 1981 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Bolidi nella notte  »

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$2,000,000 (estimated)
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Harry Hamlin's role was intended for Brad Davis, who was fired due to his drug problems. See more »

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Steve: [Opening lines, voiceover] 23 miles of Mulholland, slicing Los Angeles like a knife... it's like a trip in time. Sometimes I just can't wait for night. You see too much in the sunshine. Road's changin'... civilization's choking it. At night, the straightaways are shorter... turns sharper... the drop steeper. It's the only place I ever felt safe. Clear, clean... and fast. Freedom. I wonder who it'll be tonight? I hope he's fast.
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Where Do I Fit In?
Written by Richard Kerr and Troy Seals
Performed by Deborah Van Valkenburgh
Produced by Jack Nitzsche for North Spur Productions
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Good flick that takes you back
8 May 2004 | by (Virginia Beach) – See all my reviews

I am currently trying to find this film on vhs. If anybody knows of it, or has a copy they would like to sell. I am willing to purchase it. Please email me with the details... about the movie, I saw it about 20 years back, right after it came out, I immediately identified with it, and has stayed with me. It is a real movie, about real street racing, before the days of neon and tuners. This film makes The Fast and The Furious look like The Slow and Ridiculous. In case anybody thought Dennis Hopper plays a goofy rogue character in Speed, they need to see this one (love his beater corvette in the movie). Like all car movies it is not inept to at least a little cheesy-ness. Although I would say it is a little more realistic than most.


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