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Speedway Junky (1999)

A naive drifter runs away from his army father in hopes of making it on the car racing circuit. In Las Vegas, he meets a young scam artist, who develops a crush on him. He is then ... See full summary »

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A naive drifter runs away from his army father in hopes of making it on the car racing circuit. In Las Vegas, he meets a young scam artist, who develops a crush on him. He is then introduced to a whole gang led by a young hustler. The racer-to-be then gets a lesson in the wild side, getting involved in one situation after another. Patsy Kensit makes a cameo as another hustler and Daryl Hannah appears as the scam artist's surrogate mom. Written by John Sacksteder <jsackste@bellsouth.net>

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Rated R for violence, pervasive language, sexual content and drug use | See all certifications »

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22 June 1999 (USA)  »

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Adicto a la velocidad  »

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$1,000,000 (estimated)
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Feature film writing and directing debut for Nickolas Perry. See more »

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The amount of blood/soup on Johnny's head after he wipes it off while walking through the bus station. See more »

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Steve: Streets are changin', man. Fuckin' metro cops are everywhere. Someone's puttin' pressure on them motherfuckers to jack the shit out of us. I know who and the shit's gettin' serious. I need a change of scenery. Thinkin' about headin' back to la-la land.
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Written & Produced by Nico & Davis
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* * out of 4.

Midnight Cowboy wannabe about a teen (Jesse Bradford) who runs away to Vegas in order to raise some quick cash in order to live his dream as a race car driver. However, his dreams are shattered upon arrival in Vegas and he quickly becomes friends with a gay hustler (Jordan Brower) and his extended group of friends including a former hooker (Daryl Hannah) and a bisexual hustler (Johnathon Taylor Thomas).

Jesse Bradford's accent comes and goes. He makes a poor choice for a leading man in this film. Jordan Brower on the other hand is perfectly cast. Johnathon Taylor Thomas is sensational and Daryl Hannah makes the most of a small, but important role. The start and end of this film are very weak, but the midsection is compelling and gripping.

Rated R; Violence, Profanity, Sexual Content.


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