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Roadhouse 66 (1985)

An ex-rock and roll musician teams up with a naive young man to set things right in a small town where the local thugs rule unchallenged.



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Complete credited cast:
Beckman Hallsgood Jr.
Kaaren Lee ...
Jesse Duran
Melissa Duran
Stephen Elliott ...
Erica Yohn ...
James Fury
Katie Graves ...
Mary Lou


Beckman driving a '55 Thunderbird on Route 66 hooks up with Johnny after hoodlum Hoot and his gang shoot his car. Continuous conflicts between Hoot and Beckman make Beckman and Johnny determant to teach him a lesson. Written by Edwin Cramer <ecramer@luna.nl>

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21 June 1985 (Denmark)  »

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Highway 66  »

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Downtown Kingman, Arizona where the Route 66 big race begins is the same location where Universal Soldier starring Jean-Claude Van Damme was filmed. See more »

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66? It's actually closer to a zero
20 July 2009 | by (Victoria, BC) – See all my reviews

When "Roadhouse 66" first appeared on cable in Canada almost twenty-five years ago, I sat down to watch it, though about halfway through I quit watching it. I didn't remember why, however, so with it now available on DVD I decided to rent it and give it another try.

I did make it all the way through this time... but barely. It didn't take me long to figure out why I stopped watching it the first time. This is one BORING movie. Although it runs about an hour and a half, there is only about thirty minutes or so of plot. The rest of the time, nothing of consequence happens.

To make matters worse were the characters. Reinhold's character is the worst. His character is incredibly stupid, and you'll eventually relish the scenes where he gets over his head and into serious trouble. The bad guys are really mean-spirited for a movie that tries to be somewhat light-hearted the rest of the time.

Oh, and the climatic race sequence? It was one of the most boring car races I have ever seen. For one thing, the cars for the most part seem to be going half speed instead of full-out.

Maybe I'll give the movie another chance twenty-five years from now...

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