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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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The name of Brewster Baker (Kenny Rogers)'sracing-car team was "Brewster Baker and his Six Pack". 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 »

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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: Tormented (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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8 September 2005 | by (San Diego, California, United States) – See all my reviews

I remember catching 6-Pack when it first came out. I really don't remember if it was a made for TV movie or a theater movie. But what I do remember was that I was thoroughly entertained by this movie.

I really liked Kenny Roger's character and how he got shanghaied into becoming a surrogate step father for a larcenous family of orphans. If I'm not mistaken Erin Gray (Col. Wilma Dearing) of Buck Rogers in the 25th Century fame played his love interest.

This movie was certainly a "feel good" movie that also had some very funny scenes. If I can ever find it on DVD, I will certainly buy it. Another plus for this movie is that you get to see a very young Diane Lane. It is fun to see her very early in her career. If you want a film you watch with the family and not worry about a lot of blue humor, this one is for you.


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