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Stroker Ace (1983)

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

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Lugs
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Aubrey James
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Doc Seegle
Frank O. Hill ...
Dad Seegle
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Girl with Lugs
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Arnold
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Jim Catty
Alfie Wise ...
Charlie
James C. Lewis ...
Crew Chief
Neil Bonnett ...
NASCAR Driver
Dale Earnhardt ...
NASCAR Driver
Harry P. Gant ...
NASCAR Driver (as Harry Gant)
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Storyline

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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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] See more »


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1 July 1983 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Stand on It  »

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$13,000,000 (USA)
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

This was first announced for Burt Reynolds in 1975 with Robert Aldrich directing and Lukas Heller scripting. See more »

Goofs

During the final race in Charlotte, there are scenes from multiple races and at least two different divisions of race cars. The #12 Busch car of Tommy Ellis is clearly visible on the starting grid for the race. It wouldn't have been in the field of a Winston Cup race. There are several wreck scenes that featured Busch cars also. See more »

Quotes

Lugs Harvey: [Torkle has his hand on the car] Don't lean on the car. Nobody touches the car. Not EVER!
[Arnold glares at him]
Lugs Harvey: Except you! You can touch it any time you want!
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Connections

Referenced in Z Channel: A Magnificent Obsession (2004) See more »

Soundtracks

On The Road
Written and Performed by Al Capps
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Was a big flop
21 June 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I was one of quite a few extras in this big bomb. I just happened to be in the right place working safety for the race scenes at A.I.R. as it was know as back then.Thank goodness my scene in in the first few minutes of the movie and I don't have to sit through the whole thing. It was more of a big party than a movie set but hey, the pay was good.Attention to detail was not a strong point for this one, but who was going to know.The funny thing was seeing the cars in the track at the really slow speed and then in the movie speeded up to the what was close to normal speed.A lot of the scenes were changed as they were filmed I suppose to shave cost and time.But every one was having such a good time who cared!


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