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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 overview, first billed only:
Christian Klemash ...
Crony 1
Aaron Vaughn ...
Crony 2
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Donna's Mom
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Donna's Dad (as Lance Le Gault)
Tommy Nix ...
Gina Mari ...
Julie's Friend


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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Rated R for language and some violence | See all certifications »


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Release Date:

22 July 1994 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Rebel Highway  »

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Box Office


$1,000,000 (estimated)
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1.33 : 1
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Race with the Devil
Written by Gene Vincent and Tex Davis (as William Davis)
Published by Beechwood Music Corp. (BMI)
Performed by Charlie Sexton
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A very entertaining quickie TV movie with a strong performance from David Arquette.
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For a quickie TV movie 'Roadracers' is a hell of a lot of fun. Robert Rodriguez made this homage to AIP in between his astonishing low budget debut 'El Mariachi' and its disappointing sequel 'Desperado'. David Arquette's performance really makes this one work. I often find Arquette's stoner characters to be irritating but he's quite different here, and really good. His greaser character Buddy must decide between playing guitar in a rock'n'roll band or playing the hand destiny has dealt him in a small town that despises him. Rodgriguez regular Salma Hayek plays Arquette's girlfriend, and his geeky best friend who is obsessed with 'Invasion Of The Body Snatchers' is played by John Hawkes who you will probably remember from the opening sequence of 'From Dusk Til Dawn'. And then there's William Sadler as the sheriff who detests Buddy. Sadler's always good no matter what he's in. I can't argue that this is a great movie but it is a very entertaining one, and worth tracking down.

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