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Roadracers (1994)

TV Movie  |  R  |   |  Action, Drama  |  22 July 1994 (USA)
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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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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
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

Wes Craven was originally supposed to direct, but dropped out to direct New Nightmare. See more »

Goofs

When Dude lowers his head and uses his hair to make a grease slick at the skate park, his hair actually wipes up part the grease slick that it's supposed to be leaving behind (this is because the scene was actually shot with David Arquette running his head over an already-present grease slick). See more »

Quotes

Dude: You're very selfish, Dude. You don't give a damn about my dreams.
Dude: Those are my dreams, Donna, not yours. Catch a ride with the tide.
[starts engine and drives away]
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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 Teenage Cave Man (1958) See more »

Soundtracks

Ace of Spades
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 Vernon Wray
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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