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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.
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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

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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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Budget:

$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

Teddy Leather: You burned my girlfriend's hair off, Dude. Now she's wearing a fucking wig. She looks like an old You burned my girlfriend's hair off, Dude. Now she's wearin' a fuckin' wig.
[pauses then yells]
Teddy Leather: She looks like an old lady!lady!
Dude: I thought she was your old lady.
[Nixer laughs]
Dude: I'll tell you what, you bring her over here, take off that wig. Daddy'll give her a free spit shine. Ptoo.
[rings bell on counter]
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Crazy Credits

Interspersed with the cast credits are outtakes. See more »

Connections

Features 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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A very entertaining quickie TV movie with a strong performance from David Arquette.
9 November 2003 | by (Perth, Australia) – See all my reviews

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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