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Six Pack (1982)

PG | | Comedy, Drama, Sport | 16 July 1982 (USA)
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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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. See more »

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Comedy | Drama | Sport

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16 July 1982 (USA)  »

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A Clã dos Seis  »

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About a year after this movie was made and released, a TV series pilot based on this movie was filmed starring Don Johnson in the Kenny Rogers role of Brewster Baker. As such, this motion picture was spun off producing a failed television series spin-off pilot based on this movie where no TV series was actually made [See: Six Pack (1983)]. See more »

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When the sheriff's car begins "self destructing", a small piston can be seen pushing the hood up. See more »

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Brewster Baker: You watch your mouth, Shiftey!
Swifty: It's Swifty! SWIFTY, you toad sucker!
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Referenced in Mystery Science Theater 3000: Master Ninja II (1992) See more »

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Que Sera, Sera (Whatever Will Be, Will Be)
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Music by Jay Livingston
Lyrics by Ray Evans
Sung by the guys in the car
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love the kids
1 May 2016 | by See all my reviews

Brewster Baker (Kenny Rogers) is a washed-out race car driver. His car parts get stolen. He chases after the thieves who drive their van off a bridge. Brewster is shocked to find the thieves are actually six kids. He saves the youngest Little Harry from the river. Heather/Breezy (Diane Lane) is the oldest of the orphaned siblings. They steal for corrupt Sheriff Big John (Barry Corbin) to stay together. Brewster is quickly arrested but the kids break him out. His girlfriend bar waitress Lilah (Erin Gray) pushes him to be a reluctant father figure and they become his diminutive pit crew.

Kenny Rogers is not the greatest actor but he's good enough here. I liked this a lot when I was a kid. The six pack is compelling and I really root for them. There's a young Diane Lane and an even younger Anthony Michael Hall. The story is sweet. The kids are all familiar with foul language and Swifty is the loudest. It's a family film of that era. It's also a movie that is always going to have a happy ending. In addition, there is plenty of race track action.


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