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Roadracers (1994)

Cynical look at a 50's rebellious Rocker who has to confront his future, thugs with knives, and the crooked town sheriff.

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Cast

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Dude Delaney
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Nixer
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Donna
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Teddy Leather
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Sarge
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J.T.
Christian Klemash ...
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Tammy Brady Conrad ...
Julie
Mark Lowenthal ...
Rookie
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Donna's Mom
Lance LeGault ...
Donna's Dad (as Lance Le Gault)
Tommy Nix ...
Drummer
Gina Mari ...
Wanda
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Julie's Friend
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Cynical look at a 50's rebellious Rocker who has to confront his future, thugs with knives, and the crooked town sheriff.

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Action | Drama

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Rated R for language and some violence | See all certifications »
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22 July 1994 (USA)  »

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Rebel Highway  »

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$1,000,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

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Goofs

Near the beginning of the drag race with Julie's hair on fire, in a wide shot from the front of the cars, Julie's friend can be seen with her sweater on Julie's head before she's seen taking off that sweater to put out the fire a few moments later. See more »

Quotes

Nixer: [Dude pulls a bottle out of his refrigerator] Throw me one of those, Dude.
Dude: You couldn't catch crabs in a whorehouse.
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Crazy Credits

At the end of the credits is a cut scene in the movie theatre with the stranger glimpsed briefly the first time. See more »

Connections

References Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956) See more »

Soundtracks

Rumble
Written by Link Wray (as F.L. Wray, Sr.) and Milt Grant (as M. Cooper)
Published by Vernon Wray Music/Andval Music (BMI)
Performed by Link Wray and his Raymen
Courtesy of Rollercoaster Records, England
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The 50's like they never showed them in the 50's!
29 December 2000 | by (Boulder, Colorado, USA) – See all my reviews

I first heard about this movie from a friend who knew of my love for the 50's rockabilly era, and I must admit I had my reservations. David Arquette, the kooky 1-800-CALL-ATT guy, as a tough, ultra-cool 50's rebel? I didn't think it could possibly work. Then I watched the movie, and discovered just how well casting an actor against type can work. Arquette truly brought Dude Delaney to life, and he was also fortunate enough to be surrounded by a perfect supporting cast. I especially liked O'Neal Compton as diner proprietor J.T. and the always-dependable William Sadler as Sarge, although John Hawkes, as lovable 'freak' Nixer, stole every scene he appeared in. Salma Hayek did a good job of making me alternately love and hate her Donna. Overall, I thought Roadracers was a lot of fun - quirky, exciting, funny, and with a great rockabilly soundtrack that had me dancing in my living room. Bravo to Robert Rodriguez - go, cat, go!!!!


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