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King of the Mountain (1981)

PG | | Drama | 1 May 1981 (USA)
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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Cast

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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 ...
Policeman
Ashley Cox ...
Elaine
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Jamie Winter
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Neighbor
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Fast Joe Otis
Ron Trice ...
Keyboard player
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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1 May 1981 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Bolidi nella notte  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$2,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$958,637 (USA) (3 May 1981)

Gross:

$1,791,147 (USA)
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1.85 : 1
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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!
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Soundtracks

Dangerous Strangers
Written by Jerry Riopelle and Tamara Hall
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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