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3 August 1984 (USA) See more »
Where dreams have a funny way of coming true.
Life in the small town of Grandview, Illinois is one that is just like any other city or town. Tim Pearson... See more » | Full synopsis »
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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Jamie Lee Curtis ... Michelle 'Mike' Cody

C. Thomas Howell ... Tim Pearson

Patrick Swayze ... Ernie 'Slam' Webster

Troy Donahue ... Donny Vinton

Jennifer Jason Leigh ... Candy Webster

William Windom ... Bob Cody

Carole Cook ... Betty Welles

M. Emmet Walsh ... Mr. Clark
Ramon Bieri ... Mr. Pearson
Elizabeth Gorcey ... Bonnie Clark

John Philbin ... Cowboy

John Cusack ... Johnny Maine

Joan Cusack ... Mary Maine
Camilla Hawk ... Mrs. Pearson
Melissa Domke ... Susan Pearson
Jason Court ... Benny
Tim Gamble ... Larry Hurlbuck

Fred Lerner ... Tucker Smith

Larry Brandenburg ... Mickey
Taylor Williams ... Mr. Fleming

Kathryn Joosten ... Mrs. Clark
Fern Persons ... Teacher

Bruno Alexander ... Foreman (as Bruno Aclin)
Steve Dahl ... Moose Shook
Tony Lincoln ... Mr. Kutch
George Womack ... Mr. Whitewood
Frank T. Panno ... Mr. Pettiman
Robert Swan ... Fire Chief (as Bob Swan)

Michael Winslow ... Spencer
Donald Bernardi ... Randy

Gene Hartline ... Fred
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Rhonda Sue Rayford ... (uncredited)

Kimberly Spak ... Young neighbor girl (uncredited)

Directed by
Randal Kleiser 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Ken Hixon 

Produced by
William Blaylock .... producer (as William Warren Blaylock)
Peter W. Rea .... producer
Original Music by
Thomas Newman 
Cinematography by
Reynaldo Villalobos 
Film Editing by
Robert Gordon 
Production Design by
Jan Scott 
Set Decoration by
Bill Harp 
Costume Design by
Wayne A. Finkelman 
Makeup Department
Bren Plaistowe .... hair stylist
Maurice Stein .... makeup artist
Edward Ternes .... makeup artist
Yolanda Toussieng .... dept. head hair stylist
Production Management
Tom Joyner .... unit production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Donald Heitzer .... first assistant director
Fred Lerner .... second unit director
Roger Joseph Pugliese .... second assistant director
Art Department
R. Gilbert Clayton .... production illustrator
Scott Estabrook .... swing gang
Allan Lotta .... construction coordinator
Alan Mitchell .... assistant property master
David Moll .... property master
Jim Moncher .... swing gang
William Kemper Wright .... lead man (as William Wright)
Sound Department
Max Bell .... stereo sound consultant: Dolby
Gary C. Bourgeois .... sound re-recording mixer
Neil Brody .... sound re-recording mixer
Joseph D. Citarella .... re-recording mixer
Robert Fitzgerald .... sound effects editor
Kirk Francis .... production sound mixer
Dessie Markovsky .... supervising sound editor
Hudson B. Marquez .... boom operator (as Hudson Marquez)
Troy Porter .... sound recordist
Emile Razpopov .... sound designer
Special Effects by
Charles E. Dolan .... special effects supervisor (as Chuck Dolan)
Kevin Quibell .... special effects
Alan Winiger .... special effects
Visual Effects by
Andrea D'Amico .... optical effects: EFX Unlimited, New York
Jerry Brutsche .... stunt driver
Beau Vanden Ecker .... stunt driver (as Beau Van den Ecker)
Bob Harris .... stunt driver
Gene Hartline .... stunts
Fred Lerner .... stunt coordinator
Conrad E. Palmisano .... stunt driver
David Perna .... stunt driver
Michael M. Vendrell .... stunt driver
Camera and Electrical Department
William Birch .... camera operator: second unit
Bill Decker .... second grip
Sherman Fulton .... best boy
Elisha Harris .... gaffer
Robin P. Knight .... key grip
George Kohut .... camera operator
Norman Lang .... electrician
Stephen LeMasters .... grip
Jim Mazzula .... camera operator
David L. Merrill .... dolly grip
Michael J. Schwartz .... electrician (as Michael Schwartz)
Glenn K. Shimada .... first assistant camera
Mark Simon .... second assistant camera
Don Smetzer .... still photographer
Paul Vombrack .... camera operator: second unit
Casting Department
Elisabeth Leustig .... casting associate
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Jennifer Jobst .... wardrobe assistant
Kathy O'Rear .... costume supervisor
Editorial Department
Kay Erickson .... assistant editor
Scott Hancock .... associate film editor
Music Department
Jeff Carson .... supervising music editor
Transportation Department
George DiLeonardi .... transportation captain
Ernest C. Molina .... transportation coordinator
Other crew
Stan Cohen .... caterer
Al Ebner .... publicist
Kevin Barry Howe .... assistant production office coordinator
Kevin Barry Howe .... production assistant
Lester Hoyle .... script supervisor
Rosalie Winkler Karalekas .... assistant: Mr. Kleiser
Louis A. Massicotte .... assistant to producers
Rich Moskal .... location manager
Lisa Niemi .... choreographer
Judith Pritchard .... production coordinator
Inge Sawerthal .... production accountant
Patrick Swayze .... choreographer

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97 min
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Did You Know?

While filming in Pontiac, Illinois, the night the demolition derby scene was shot was very cold. Since it was supposed to be summertime, the extras hired to sit in the grandstand were dressed in shorts and shirts. To stay warm they would bundle up in coats and hats and just before the camera would roll, they would throw off the coats and sit on them.See more »
Boom mic visible: During the dream scene, while walking with his parents, the shadow of a boom mic is visible on the ground toward the left side of the screen.See more »
Tim Pearson:[Tim is riding in the tow truck with Slam cause Slam is towing Tim's dad's Cadillac] Man, I feel so stupid.
Ernie 'Slam' Webster:Boy, you just discover the oldest sexual position in the book.
Tim Pearson:What?
Ernie 'Slam' Webster:The Foolish position.
Ernie 'Slam' Webster:[Slam pulls the tow truck to a bowling alley and says to Tim] You just got to remember, your brains are between your ears and not your legs.
Mickey:[Mickey, the bowling alley owner comes out of the alley and Talks to Slam, he also notices Tim with the mud on him] Slam, things are a little rough out at the speedrome tonight, huh?
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2 out of 13 people found the following review useful.
A real lame stinker stupid story, 11 December 2005
Author: billkexel

This movie was a real waste of some good talent. Big name stars that could not do much to help this stinker. As I recall, it was a dud in the theaters, so I'd imagine after paying the talent, they lost money.

The story is stupid & 1/2 way into it, you find yourself saying "who cares?" This movie has the same dumb storyline as the movie Roadhouse David vs Goliath. Why should anyone care about trying to save a broken down demolition derby racetrack?...Mike (Jamie Lee) would be smart to sell it, take the money & run, thus saving us from the pain of watching her & the other losers from trying to save it.

The only highlight is seeing Jamie Lee naked.

It was filmed in a little one-horse town in central Illinois, I have been through there several times. I'll bet people there still talk about it. Not much else to do there but watch the stoplights change.

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