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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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Steve
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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
Sloan Roberts ...
Billy T (as Jon Sloan)
Steve Jones ...
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Elaine
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Jamie Winter
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Fast Joe Otis
Ron Trice ...
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Curt Ayers ...
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 »

Quotes

Police helicopter pilot: [directed at Steve, who's still racing] OK, pull the plug... you're boxed!
[Steve ignores the chopper and keeps going]
Police helicopter pilot: I said shut it down!
[finally, Steve realizes he's trapped and slows to a stop]
Police helicopter pilot: End of the line, pal...
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WALKING ON THE MOON
By The Police
Courtesy of A&M Records
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Uplifting
20 August 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Although there are some death scenes, this movie captured the LA culture of the late '70s, early '80s spot on.

The movie captures the freedom and the energy America had some years ago before it started to shift to more of a beehive mentality. It also features the pre Gen-X culture when the ME generation ruled the world.

One thing I can say about the ME generation is that they can party like nobody else. Music was big part of it, and the music in this movie is great.

The women of this movie are also great. I'm sure some women would say the same about the men in this movie too.

What this country lost in terms of the car culture seems to be still going in parts of Asia, especially Japan. Initial D is almost a transplant of this movie to the hills of Mt. Akina.

The good old days. I like this movie better than the Easy Rider. It really brings back the good times.


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