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Smokey Bites the Dust (1981)

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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Roscoe Wilton
Janet Julian ...
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Sheriff Turner
Patrick Campbell ...
Lester
Kari Lizer ...
Cindy
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Harold
Kedric Wolfe ...
Deputy Bentley
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Kenny (as Bill Forsythe)
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Sheriff Bleed
Mel Welles ...
Abu Habib Bibubu
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Tall Arab (as Michael Green)
Don Corey ...
Short Arab
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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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October 1981 (USA)  »

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Road Kill
19 April 2009 | by (Buffalo, New York) – See all my reviews

Smokey Bits The Dust got inflicted on the movie going public in 1981. And after two viewings of it I can't even tell you what the plot is of this mess.

Jimmy McNichol plays the local bad boy in this neck of the Ozark woods who just likes to race cars and wreck as many as he can because it's good clean fun. He's got the hots for the sheriff's daughter, Janet Julian, and on Homecoming Day he kidnaps her.

After this the whole film is one mindless 80 minute or so car chase in which law from other jurisdictions including some Arabs get involved. To be honest I actually tried figuring out what the plot was and couldn't.

Roger Corman produced this mess and shame on him.


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