Stroker Ace (1983)

PG  |   |  Action, Comedy, Romance  |  1 July 1983 (USA)
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The title character, a popular NASCAR driver, clashes with the fried-chicken mogul that sponsors his racing team.



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


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 <>

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Release Date:

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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Did You Know?


Richard Petty:  The King of stock car racing as himself (uncredited). See more »


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 »


Stroker Ace: [Punches Aubrey James] Take that, 12.
Lugs HarveyPembrook Feeney: 10.
Stroker Ace: Whatever.
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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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