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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

Cast overview, first billed only:
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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 ...
Crony 1
Aaron Vaughn ...
Crony 2
Tammy Brady Conrad ...
Julie
Mark Lowenthal ...
Rookie
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Donna's Mom
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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

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Shot entirely in 13 days. See more »

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

Dude: Get the big part?
Nixer: Nearly had her going.
Donna: Are you sure she didn't have you going?
Nixer: Only below the belly button.
Donna: What?
Nixer: Don't worry, I let it drain into my boot.
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Crazy Credits

Interspersed with the cast credits are outtakes. See more »

Connections

References Motorcycle Gang (1957) See more »

Soundtracks

Race with the Devil
Written by Gene Vincent and Tex Davis (as William Davis)
Published by Beechwood Music Corp. (BMI)
Performed by Johnny Reno
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This sleeper needs DVD release
14 May 2005 | by (Boston MA) – See all my reviews

A friend of mine saw this movie on Showtime & recommended it. I had the good fortune to rent - & later buy the laserdisc version which includes a Director's commentary track. The film's good, but RR's commentary makes it MUCH better. Hearing how he ended up getting this gig, what exactly he was given to work with and how he ended up with the film you're watching, is another great story for fans of the director or just film-making in general. On the comment track he alludes to lots of other material that he has from this project, like videos made during production, and makes an offhand comment to the effect that 'someday if this ever comes out on DVD....' Well, I for one would stand in line for a copy. If you enjoy the 10 minute film school features & other extras on RR's DVDs, you too should petition the powers that be to release RoadRacers on DVD - along with the original (&/or new) commentary track & extras.

It's am important step in Rodriguez' evolution from maverick indy to maverick big-league filmmaker. A DVD version would be a must-have for any fan.


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