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
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BURT'S BACK . . . With car crashin' & party crashin' as the hassled hunk who drives his car upside down & his women round the bend! [Australia theatrical]
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Did You Know?
: Director Needham has two separate cameos in the film. The first is when Stroker (Burt Reynolds
) is doing the TV ad dressed as a chicken. He's the voice of the commercial director asking him to do one more take (as seen in the outtakes when Burt's 'Smokey and the Bandit' co-star Jerry Reed
shows up on set). The second is during the bar fight at the hotel. When Stroker gives a thumbs-up to Lugs (Jim Nabors
) and then does a comical spin out of the scene when he's punched by a man in a cowboy hat jettisoning him into a Ladies room. The cowboy is Needham. See more
Some of the racing footage used is obviously from different years, with older-model cars. See more
What's so bad about second?
, Lugs Harvey
Written by Jim Weatherly
(as James D. Weatherly)
Performed by The Marshall Tucker Band See more