Midnite Spares (1983)

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After discovering that a group of car thieves may have something to do with his father's untimely death, Steve pursues the criminals and attempts to capture them as well as prove his prowess as a racecar driver.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
James Laurie ...
David Argue ...
Tony Barry ...
Graeme Blundell ...
John Clayton ...
Harry Diaz
John Godden ...
Chris the Rat
Jonathan Coleman ...
Wayne Grubb
Amanda Dole ...
Ray Marshall ...
Tessa Mallos ...
Maria Mintos
Deborah Masters ...
Sophie Diaz


After discovering that a group of car thieves may have something to do with his father's untimely death, Steve pursues the criminals and attempts to capture them as well as prove his prowess as a racecar driver.

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Revenge is their business... and business is booming!


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Release Date:

17 February 1983 (Australia)  »

Also Known As:

CarCrash - Wir fahren den hei├česten Reifen  »

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1.85 : 1
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Dedicated to David Brostoff, a focus puller, who was killed during the making of the film. See more »

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Spare some time, to see this cool Oz midnight flick
24 August 2014 | by (adelaide, australia) – See all my reviews

What has resulted here, is not a badly made film. I gotta be honest with ya. It's got a lot more going for it, than the slightly bland, Running On Empty, this one slightly better. Again, centered around fast cars, whatever, I've found this pic quite entertaining, and it's thanks to the characters, bad or good. We got hot chicks, bad cops, mobsters, and a young man looking for his father, a race champion who's disappeared, where seeing other films with these stories, the inevitability is pretty obvious. where Steve, (Laurie) also a race car driver (and he is good) is out for avengement to take down these baddies. Some of the great moments of the films, are from Bruce Spence (Stork) and David Argue, as layabout mechanics. Spence with his towing truck business, farts and loves accidents, as it means more work. Jonathan Coleman is funny as a cringing sleaze bag, racist, lowlife, cafe worker, who is the bad guy's ears, if wanting info, a sort of middleman, I guess. Even in it's starting, the film entertains, where it shows how these stolen car rackets work. I don't know, this film, just really entertained me, where there are a lot of funny moments, and hardly a dull one in the film. Too, Laurie who strikes up a relationship with a Greek cafe girl, (a younger Gia Carides) is copping pressure from her olds as of course, Laurie's not Greek. The scene where the whole street of Greeks, watch Laurie drive off with Carides is an unforgettable one, as is the single line of dialogue which follows from each of the youngsters. The rock track "Love Is The Law" is awesome. This is just a livelier car stealing movie, which even has a nice little strip scene, just for the bad guys, which is a diversion, like this film might be, if happening to catch it.

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