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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Julie
Mark Lowenthal ...
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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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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

Sarge: You know, son, if excuses was worth a cent, you'd be a silver fuckin' dollar.
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Interspersed with the cast credits are outtakes. See more »

Connections

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

Soundtracks

Flying Saucer Baby
Written by Robert Rodriguez, Tommy Nix, Paul Boll and Johnny Reno
Published by Los Hooligans Music (ASCAP)
Performed by Johnny and the Brain Eaters
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One of Robert Rodriguez's Best
19 August 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Dude Delaney (David Arquette) is seen as the town "lost cause". At least to his girlfriend Donna's (Salma Hayek) parents, and the town sheriff (masterfully played by William Sadler). But it doesn't matter to Dude since he won't run like his father did, years ago. So the sheriff sets his son, Teddy Leather(Jason Wiles) to finish Dude off, once and for all. Luckily Dude has some plans of his own. It comes down to timing, as Dude is in a race to make his dream of being in a rock band, even all scores, make his girl happy, and keep from becoming a grease stain. Originally released on Showtime's short-lived series, Rebel Highway. It was BY FAR the best of the show, and (in my opinion) one of the best film's to date. It contains everything a movie should. It has love, humor, violence, revenge, fast cars, and great music. Not to mention a cast that fits their roles perfectly. A definite must see for ANYONE who is lucky to track down a copy.


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