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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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Terk
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Diddler
Tom Abernathy ...
Louis
Robbie Fleming ...
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Robby Still ...
Swifty
Benji Wilhoite ...
Steven
Buddy Baker ...
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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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Comedy | Drama | Sport

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16 July 1982 (USA)  »

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Brewster et les six chenapans  »

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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 »

Goofs

When after Swifty busts Brewster out of jail and Sheriff John and Deputy Otis chase after Brewster's motor home, a camera truck can be briefly seen to the extreme left of the screen following the motor home. See more »

Quotes

Brewster Baker: You watch your mouth, Shiftey!
Swifty: It's Swifty! SWIFTY, you toad sucker!
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Rocky Top
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Music by Boudleaux Bryant
Lyrics by Felice Bryant
Sung by the kids in the motor home
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Worth watching
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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