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Running on Empty (1982)

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This film collects just what it was like to be in Australia in the early 80's. It's about hot cars, hot chicks and hot times. The story begins when two local street racers agree to race Fox... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Terry Serio ...
Mike
Deborah Conway ...
Julie
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Rebel
Richard Moir ...
Fox
Penne Hackforth-Jones ...
Dave
Vangelis Mourikis ...
Tony
Grahame Bond ...
Jagger
Bob Barrett ...
Workman
Warren Blondell ...
Lee
Jon Darling ...
Workman
Peter Davies ...
Ram's Mate
Kristoffer Greaves ...
Starter
Paul Johnstone ...
Lecherous Garage Attendant
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Photographer
Maurice Hughes ...
Foreman
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This film collects just what it was like to be in Australia in the early 80's. It's about hot cars, hot chicks and hot times. The story begins when two local street racers agree to race Fox, the faster street drag racer there is. After two of the three race rounds, the race is no longer a game, but more of a survival! Written by Graham Wilson Jr <diex@suburbia.net>

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5 August 1982 (Australia)  »

Also Known As:

Fast Lane Fever  »

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Trivia

First production of the Film Corporation of Western Australia. We of the Never Never (1982) and The Winds of Jarrah (1983) would follow. See more »

Goofs

In the first drag race of the movie Fox is racing a yellow Holden Monaro. During the burnout the Monaro sounds like a V8. When the Monaro crashes, the hood flies off and a 6 cylinder engine is clearly visible. See more »

Quotes

Rebel: [Mike's trying to drive the '57 Chev, but not very well] You're puttin' on the agony, mate, but you're missin' all the style!
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Connections

Referenced in The Flying Doctors: Is Nothing Sacred? (1986) See more »

Soundtracks

It All Comes Runnin' Back
Sung by Terry Serio
Music & Words by Peter Crosbie & John Clark
Available on Regular Records through WEA
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Excellent movie for gearheads
25 April 2003 | by (Texas,usa) – See all my reviews

This is a great,but not widely known movie here in the states. It has some excellent cars,especially the blown 57 chevy.

Times when Nitrous was not widely known and just becoming popular.

some pretty decent racing,but a little corny. This movie is know here in the states as "Fastlane Fever" also!

enjoy!


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