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Release Date:
5 August 1982 (Australia) See more »
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Suddenly it was no longer a game. See more »
Plot:
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... See more » | Add synopsis »
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It helps if you were of age here at the time it was made See more (14 total) »

Cast

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Terry Serio ... Mike
Deborah Conway ... Julie

Max Cullen ... 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

Chris Haywood ... Photographer
Maurice Hughes ... Foreman
Tim McLean ... Photographer's Assistant
Brian McNevin ... Fox's Timer
Sno Norton-Sinclair ... Ram's mate
Robin Ramsay ... Dad
Geoff Rhoe ... Ram
Keli Roberts ... Sheryl

Annie Semler ... Joan
Jacki Simmons ... Nurse
Gerry Sont ... Victor

Directed by
John Clark 
 
Writing credits
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Barry Tomblin 

Produced by
Mark Egerton .... associate producer
Pom Oliver .... producer
David Roe .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Peter Crosbie 
 
Cinematography by
David Gribble 
 
Film Editing by
Stuart Armstrong 
 
Production Design by
Greg Brown 
 
Costume Design by
Roger Monk 
 
Production Management
Barbara Gibbs .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Mark Egerton .... first assistant director
Tony Wellington .... second assistant director
 
Sound Department
Syd Butterworth .... sound
 
Stunts
Peter West .... stunt driver
 
Camera and Electrical Department
David Burr .... camera operator
Kevan Lind .... director of photography: second unit
 
Other crew
George Zukiwskyj .... production design assistance
 

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Also Known As:
"Fast Lane Fever" - USA (video title)
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83 min
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2.35 : 1 See more »
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Terry Serio received top / first billing, Deborah Conway received second billing, Max Cullen received third billing, Richard Moir received fourth billing.See more »
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Continuity: In the opening scene Fox is racing a yellow 1969 HT Holden Monaro. When the HT crashes over the VW it changes into a 1968 HK Holden Monaro. Note tail lights.See more »
Quotes:
Rebel:Ay? Sounds like she's got a wobble in the bottom end.See more »
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Soundtrack:
It All Comes Runnin' BackSee more »

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5 out of 5 people found the following review useful.
It helps if you were of age here at the time it was made, 1 December 2004
Author: alloyv8 from Australia

Its only been recently released on DVD here in Australia.Prior to this only available on VHS video. A very good friend of mine personally knows the guy who owns the red Ford Falcon GTHO used in the movie....not the the car they mocked up which crashed,caught fire and then had its roof ripped off. It helps if you were of age or close to it when the film was made so you can relate to the whole car culture thing here back then. Seems a bit corny now but always enjoyable to watch. Note...worth going into slow mode close the end after "Fox" loses to the 1957 blown black Chev and and its interesting how this scene was staged and which car didn't blow up when it didn't hit the wall but a substitute car parked away from the wall and blown up..... God i love DVD.

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