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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

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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)  »

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

Fifth action car stunt comedy from the team of director Hal Needham and star actor Burt Reynolds. The earlier movies had been Smokey and the Bandit (1977), The Cannonball Run (1981), Hooper (1978) and Smokey and the Bandit II (1980). See more »

Goofs

Right after the Talladega race, they race at Michigan, but yet they pass the wall that says "Winston 500", which was the name of the race at Talladega. See more »

Quotes

NASCAR Driver: [with James on the inside and Ace on the outside] Oh hell, here we go again!
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What Have We Got To Lose
Written and Performed by Larry Gatlin
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Burt Reynolds is on his best in this film filled with super charged action!
15 January 1999 | by See all my reviews

Stroker Ace,a film directed by Hal Needham (the same director of such souped-up hits,like Smokey and The Bandit and Hooper),is a real surprise for the audience!it offers a lot of fun and laughs,all of this accomplished by dangerous and incredible scenes of action,which make Speed look like a boring movie!the character was made for Burt Reynolds,and combines with his own personality and way of interpretation!it's a nice movie,that everybody should discover,specially because it symbolizes a time when what really counted in the box-offices was the protagonist's charisma,and not stupid special effects!good times,when Burt was the best...and this time is going to be back!


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