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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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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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He's hot on the track... and off! See more »


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1 July 1983 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Stand on It  »

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$13,000,000
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Prior to being cast, director Hal Needham visited star Burt Reynolds on the set of Best Friends (1982). Needham, who had signed on as director for this movie, said: "Even though I didn't ask Burt to star in 'Stroker' - I knew his schedule was pretty full - he called me a short while later to tell me he wanted to be in it. I guess Burt realized he'd have a good time working on the movie and that it would be a fun one for people to see. Since I love working with Burt, I naturally accepted his offer. After all, 'Stroker Ace' is the kind of movie Burt and I do best." See more »

Goofs

While at Daytona in the beginning of the movie, the owner is in the suite in the stands. Over his shoulder, the wall of the track clearly reads Talladega. See more »

Quotes

Dad Seegle: [In a very dry tone] I know NOTHING, I am merely the messenger.
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Connections

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

Soundtracks

I Feel A Heartache Comin' On
Written by Al Capps & Phylis Molinary
Produced by Jim Foglesong
Performed by Terri Gibbs
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Was a big flop
21 June 2005 | by 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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