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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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Pissov! Pissov is a Polish name! 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
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Directed by
John Clark 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
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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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Fast Lane Fever" - USA (video title)
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Runtime:
83 min
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2.35 : 1 See more »
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Trivia:
Both the lead actors in this movie have fronted Australian rock bands. Deborah Conway is famous for being the lead singer of Do Re Mi whilst Terry Serio was in the band The Elks.See more »
Goofs:
Audio/visual unsynchronized: 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!See more »
Movie Connections:
Soundtrack:
It All Comes Runnin' BackSee more »

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6 out of 6 people found the following review useful.
Pissov! Pissov is a Polish name!, 13 September 2004
Author: jaf from Adelaide, Australia

This film has a cult following among the modified car community here in Oz. It may not be the best acting or story line but that is all part of the appeal. Even Rocky Horror Picture Show was a HUGE flop when first released, even MADMAX had to use a different name in the states, The Road Warrior. Sure it's got tacky lines in funny voices from Max Cullen, "green, green is nice" i'm sure would be said once somewhere in Australia every Saturday night by a "pervert car freak deviate"

Once you've seen it you will never forget:

"Whats ya name?"

"Piss off!"

"Piss off? What type of a name is that?"

"Its polish. Pissov's a Polish name!"

"OK sheryl, getcha gear off"

"not now Ram, ya so slow"

"a polak and a spag! what are ya trying to do? lower housing prices!"

mike - "she still snatches in second"

tony - "yeah, i know"

mike - "she winds up ok, but,,, i'm just loosing too much on the changes"

tony - "yeah , you would do"

mike - "yeah,,, so waddaya reckon?"

tony - "she still snatches in second"

mike - "yeah that just could be it!!!"

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