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 ...
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Dale Earnhardt ...
NASCAR Driver
Harry P. 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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Stand on It  »

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$13,000,000 (USA)
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Trivia

Burt Reynolds turned down the role of astronaut Garrett Breedlove in Terms of Endearment (1983), a movie script that he reportedly loved. He could not do the film due to his commitment to this movie. The character of Garrett Breedlove was actually written specifically with Reynolds in mind by writer-director James L. Brooks. See more »

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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

Stroker Ace: [asking about the previous night's encounter between Torkle and Pembrook] What DID happen between you two?
Pembrook Feeney: [Pembrook and Lugs roll out from under Stroker's race car on creepers] He just made me mad, that's all, so I kicked him in the scrotum.
[Pembrook rolls back under the car]
Stroker Ace: Scrotum?
Lugs Harvey: What's a scrotum?
Stroker Ace: I dunno.
Lugs Harvey: I think I'll find out.
[Lugs rolls back under the car]
Lugs Harvey: Pembrook, what's a scr...
[sound of tools crashing]
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Stroker Ace (Stroker's Theme)
Written and Performed by The Charlie Daniels Band
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it depends on what you want to see
22 June 2000 | by (South Germany) – See all my reviews

from the view of a NASCAR Maniac like I am, the movie is interesting. You can see many race cars from 1983. Even tough, the racing scenes are not that much realistic. But I have to admit, that I haven't seen any race before 1995, because before that time, they didn't show any NASCAR races in Germany)

from the view of a Burt Reynolds fan like I am, the movie basically is what we are used to see from Reynolds in the 80's: Burt behind the wheel of a fast car, like in his Bandit Movies.

If you love NASCAR and Burt Reynolds, this movie is a must-see. If you only love one of this 2 things, I also recommend to watch it. If you like neither NASCAR nor Burt Reynolds, you still should give it a chance, but remember, this movie was far away from winning an Oscar Academy Award.

It is the typical humor of the 80's. If you like movies like the Cannonball Movies, and Police Academy, you will also like that one.


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