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Stopping briefly in a small Texas town, an itinerant race car driver finds that his stock car, on a trailer behind his motor home, has just been quickly and expertly stripped. He chases down the miscreants, who turn out to be six orphan children. He has no recourse to the law, for the corrupt local sheriff takes most of the proceeds of their thievery in exchange for not putting them in an orphanage. They are charming rogues who are in turn charmed by him. Disliking their arrangement with the sheriff, they stow away with him, and he finds himself becoming a reluctant stepfather. Thanks to their enthusiasm and incredible mechanical know-how, he begins to make a name for himself on the racing circuit. But the sheriff doesn't take kindly to losing his extra income... Written by Paul Emmons <pemmons@wcupa.edu>

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Kenny Rogers is Brewster Baker. His racing career was going in reverse, until six car-crazy kids joined his pit crew and put him back on the track.

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16 July 1982 (USA)  »

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This movie is notable for its catchy popular song "Love Will Turn You Around" sung and performed by its star Kenny Rogers. Rogers co-wrote the song which was a No. #1 country and adult contemporary song hit which went to No. #13 on the pops chart. See more »

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When Terk arrives at the track and steps out of his camper to greet his fans, the reflection of the sound man holding the boom can be seen in the campers window. See more »

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Sheriff: Not this time, boy. I'm in charge of my charges.
Brewster Baker: I want those kids, Sheriff.
Sheriff: I just bet you do.
T.V. Commentator: [running to pit road, with microphone in hand and camera crew in tow] On my way to Baker's car. Be there in a minute.
Sheriff: Well, I got an arrest warrant from the state of Texas, and extradition papers from the state of Georgia.
T.V. Commentator: Pardon me, officer. Brewster, what made you take that wrong turn?
Brewster Baker: Chris, I don't think I took a wrong turn. I'll tell ya, this sheriff here is from the same hometown as my six pack,...
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Love Will Turn You Around
Sung by Kenny Rogers
Words and Music by Even Stevens, David Malloy, Thom Schuyler and Kenny Rogers
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awesome
12 July 2000 | by (texas) – See all my reviews

This is by far the best Kenny Rogers- Anthony Michael Hall collaboration ever in the history of movie making. It was just plain awesome. Just look at the equation Kenny Roger + Six Lovable Children = Pure Entertainment. If you have never seen this movie then you should go lay in the nearest interstate until a semi turns you into road gravy, or at least check it out. That ain't no lie.


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