The title character, a popular NASCAR driver, clashes with the fried-chicken mogul that sponsors his racing team.

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Jim Catty
Alfie Wise ...
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Dale Earnhardt ...
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Harry P. Gant ...
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Stroker Ace, a champion NASCAR driver, is standing at the top of his career, but is getting fed up with having to do as he's told. In between rebelling against his sponsor (a fried chicken chain)'s promotion gimmicks (like making him dress up in giant chicken suit) he spends the rest of the movie trying to bed the buxom Pembrook. Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

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$13,000,000 (USA)
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Burt Reynolds famously turned down Terms of Endearment for this film, saying it was the biggest regret of his career. He had made a verbal commitment to Hal Needham to do this by the time he was offered the role Garrett Breedlove role in that film, but said in hindsight Needham could have waited, since "the world was not clamoring for another Reynolds car chase picture". See more »

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At the beginning of the final race at Charlotte during the pace lap, some of the cars are already damaged. NASCAR would not have let a driver start a race in a damaged car. See more »

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Stroker Ace: I thought all actors were egotistical hypochondriac sissies.
Doc Seegle: Well, they are. But I like'em.
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I Feel A Heartache Comin' On
Written by Al Capps & Phylis Molinary
Produced by Jim Foglesong
Performed by Terri Gibbs
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Some people will enjoy this
2 June 2016 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

You sort of have to like these Hal Needham/Reynolds movies to like this.

The plot is weak. The dialog is mildly amusing. I found the whole chicken sponsor thing pretty funny though.

Loni Anderson fans might enjoy her ridiculous role as the naive PR person for the chicken chain

There's cleavage shown from time to time which some will appreciate

I have read the book, and the movie is quite different than the book. The book is a series of stories, possibly tall tales, loosely based on the experiences of the writers in racing. It's mostly about sex, heavy drinking and wrecking/racing cars. I enjoyed it a lot. The book is better than the movie IMO

I think Nabors and Reynolds have some funny interactions.

Auto racing is rather limited, probably due to cost. But you do get to see some vintage cars and racing footage

Just remember this is a silly pointless movie, in the spirit of movies like Smokey and the Bandit and maybe you will enjoy it like I do


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