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(1982)

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About a year after this movie was released, a television series pilot, based on this movie, was filmed, starring Don Johnson in the Kenny Rogers role of Brewster Baker.
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Anthony Michael Hall made his cinema movie acting and singing debut in this picture. Hall was about fourteen years of age at the time.
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Despite it's box-office success, Kenny Rogers has (to date, December 2017), never starred in another theatrical feature movie.
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The car driven by Brewster Baker' (Kenny Rogers') nemesis throughout the film, was in reality one of the few Dodge Mirada's driven in NASCAR in the early 1980s. For some reason, the car is constantly (and incorrectly) referred to as a Buick.
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Debut theatrical feature film of Kenny Rogers, Benji Wilhoite, and Anthony Michael Hall.
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This movie is notable for its catchy popular song "Love Will Turn You Around" sung and performed by Kenny Rogers. Rogers co-wrote the song, which was a number one Country and Adult Contemporary hit, which went to number thirteen on the Pop chart.
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The race featured at the end of this movie utilizes real race footage from the NASCAR Coca-Cola 500 Race held at the Atlanta Motor Speedway in 1982.
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Burt Reynolds turned down the lead role of Brewster Baker.
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In 2005, Kevin James and Director David Gordon Green were planning a remake for 20th Century Fox, which was the studio that produced this movie.
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Filming locations were location scouted in Texas, Florida, and Alabama, but in the end, Georgia was chosen, due to incentives offered by its state Film Commission, the availability of crew in the region, and available access to local car racing tracks.
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The make and model of Brewster Baker's (Kenny Rogers') racing car was a 1970 Chevrolet Camaro race car, and the make and model of the camper van was a 1979 Ford Econoline Holiday Rambler (E-350) motorhome.
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The film's Charity World Premiere was held at the World's Fair on July 5, 1982 in Knoxville, Tennessee, with proceeds going to benefit the Knoxville Seratoma Learning Center.
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This theatrical feature film was entirely filmed in the U.S. state of Georgia.
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The acronym, NASCAR, stands for the "National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing".
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The picture's promotional "Six Pack" title logo for movie posters and promo materials featured two black and white checkered race track flags extending symmetrically from the middle of each of the title's two words. The same font design and titling was also used for the movie's title display during the picture's opening credits roll, but did not feature the two flags superimposed there.
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The name of Brewster Baker's (Kenny Rogers') racing car team was "Brewster Baker and his Six Pack".
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This motion picture's closing credits state: "Special thanks to Ford Motor Company".
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The last three weeks of principal photography were scheduled to film race scenes at three Georgia car racing tracks: Dixie Raceway in Woodstock, Atlanta Raceway in Douglasville, and Atlanta International Raceway in Hampton.
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A second unit filmed a NASCAR race in Georgia in April 1982 with race cars painted-up and re-decorated to resemble racing cars which were driven by the relevant car racing character. This footage acted as inserts and pick-up shots so as to later be edited into the movie's ten car racing sequences.
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Four speed car races were filmed at three different Georgia car racing venues towards the end phase of production.
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Local teenagers in Jefferson, Georgia worked as extras.
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Due to the start of Kenny Rogers' concert tour beginning on March 21, 1982, Rogers had to complete all of his scenes by March 19 that year. As such, other cast members were required to film any further necessary reaction shots after Rogers had completed all of his shots in front of the camera.
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The March 3, 1982 edition of "Variety" stated that due to a snowstorm, the production had unfortunately fallen ten days behind schedule due to this wild weather event occurring on the first day of principal photography. The March 5, 1982 edition of "The Hollywood Reporter" stated that this delay cost the movie's production an estimated one million dollars.
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The principal photography production shoot for this picture was scheduled at being fifty-one days.
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Erin Gray replaced Robin Douglas in the role of Lilah according to the February 3, 1982 edition of "Variety" after her casting had just been announced about a month earlier in the January 6, 1982 edition of "The Hollywood Reporter".
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Diane Lane was about seventeen years of age when she appeared in this movie as Heather "Breezy" Aikens.
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The song playing when Brewster Baker (Kenny Rogers) enters the bar, is Merle Haggard's "Rainbow Stew", though it is apparent that Haggard is clearly not on the stage.
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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' character's name is Brewster Baker, and his shortened nickname is Brew, a reference to beer.
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When one of the Six Pack kids fixes Brewster Baker's radio, it starts to play Alabama's song "Mountain Music".
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The March 5, 1982 edition of "Entertainment Today" reported that this movie was the first filmed production to utilize the STAT-301 Ambulance Safety Unit, which was a new facility at the time.
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On-set doctors Douglas Bartlett and Peter Caldalso were not credited in the closing credits.
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A main trailer for this movie declared that this theatrical feature film was the "first major motion picture" of Kenny Rogers.
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Cars were re-decorated and painted-up with decals and patches so that this footage could act as inserts and pick-up shots so as to later be edited into the movie's ten car racing sequences.
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The Six Pack kids range in age from seven years to sixteen years. Of the six, most are boys, five of them, with only one girl.
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Diane Lane's character in this picture was called "Breezy". Breezy (1973) had also been the title of a movie.
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Kenny Rogers was about forty-three-years-old when he starred in movie. This is Kenny Rogers' only big starring top billing theatrical movie. Apart from Longshot (2001), this is the only theatrical movie with Kenny Rogers.
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The nickname of Heather Aikens (Diane Lane) was "Breezy", and the nickname of Brewster Baker (Kenny Rogers) was "Brew".
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Cameo 

Burt Reynolds: Uncredited, as a man walking in front of Lilah (Erin Gray) and Brewster Baker (Kenny Rogers).
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Buddy Baker: As himself.
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Director Cameo 

Daniel Petrie: Uncredited, as a man at a trash dumpster.
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