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Smokey Bites the Dust (1981)

PG  |   |  Action, Comedy, Romance  |  October 1981 (USA)
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This movie follows the rivalry between a small-town southern sheriff and a small-town teenaged thief who steals cars and destroys them with the sheriff's daughter by his side.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jimmy McNichol ...
Roscoe Wilton
Janet Julian ...
Walter Barnes ...
Sheriff Turner
Patrick Campbell ...
Lester
Kari Lizer ...
Cindy
John Blyth Barrymore ...
Harold
Kedric Wolfe ...
Deputy Bentley
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Kenny (as Bill Forsythe)
...
Sheriff Bleed
Mel Welles ...
Abu Habib Bibubu
Michael Greene ...
Tall Arab (as Michael Green)
Don Corey ...
Short Arab
...
Glen Wilson
Linda Gary ...
Woman Sheriff
Adriana Shaw ...
Woman Deputy
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This movie follows the rivalry between a small-town southern sheriff and a small-town teenaged thief who steals cars and destroys them with the sheriff's daughter by his side.

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Simple car crash movie appeals to kids.
4 April 1999 | by (Suffolk, Virginia) – See all my reviews

My childhood days of THE DUKES OF HAZZARD are long gone, which means it's time to dig up what was once grand: car chase movies. This one is special because it's another rip-off of SMOKEY & THE BANDIT, and also another with the name "Smokey" in the title (how many were there???). Every so often, a movie would thrill us living around 1980 over its display of automotive carnage, but haven't we seen enough? It's no better than GRAND THEFT AUTO, another Roger Corman production about high-speed pursuits. Not sounding politically correct in these modern times, kids would've probably liked this cartoonish flick that's been easy to please, as it shows off some over-the-top goofiness and kooky characters, including a "sheik" (!!!). The car crashes are fun to watch for 8-year olds, though. And, yes, no movie is complete without Dick Miller as comedy relief. Likewise, if you've seen one movie, you've seen it all. Diehard fans won't go wrong, but the movie offers absolutely nothing that's new and improved.


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