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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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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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$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

Steve: Are you going to be here when I get back?
Tina: That's the girl's line, remember?
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Soundtracks

WALKING ON THE MOON
By The Police
Courtesy of A&M Records
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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.


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