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Six Pack (1982)

 -  Comedy | Drama | Sport  -  16 July 1982 (USA)
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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 ... See full summary »

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Lilah
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Sheriff
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Terk
Bob Hannah ...
Diddler
Tom Abernathy ...
Louis
Robbie Fleming ...
Little Harry
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Doc
Robby Still ...
Swifty
Benji Wilhoite ...
Steven
Buddy Baker ...
Himself
Gary McGurrin ...
Hank
Charles Kahlenberg ...
Stan
Roy Tatum ...
Harley
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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)  »

Also Known As:

Brewster et les six chenapans  »

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The meaning and relevance of this movie's "Six Pack" title is that it is a play on words of its usual meaning which is the way beer and other drinks and beverages are packaged which is in half-a-dozen packages of cans or bottles.. There are six orphaned youngsters in this movie who befriend stock-car racer Kenny Rogers, hence the term "Six Pack". It is notable that Kenny Rogers's character's name is Brewster Baker and his shortened nickname is Brew, a reference to beer. See more »

Goofs

While Brewster is in the bar, the kids are out in the parking lot raiding other race cars for parts to put back on Brewster's car. One of the kids is shown removing the lug nuts off a potential donor car. The wheels on this car have the standard lug pattern common to stock production vehicles. Brewster's car is running wide five hubs on all four corners. While the potential is there to use the tires, the rims would be useless and thus make for a pretty senseless heist, seeing as how his car needs both rims and tires. See more »

Quotes

Swifty: That's it, Brewster! Drive it 'till you hear glass and smell shit!
Brewster Baker: What'd you say, mister?
Swifty: I said 'where we going, sir?'.
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Referenced in Mystery Science Theater 3000: Master Ninja II (1992) See more »

Soundtracks

Hello I Love You
Written by Charles Cochran (uncredited) and Roger Cook (uncredited)
Performed by Crystal Gayle
Courtesy of Liberty Records, a division of Capitol Records, Inc.
Played at the bar in Atlanta
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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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