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Speedway Junky (1999)

R  |   |  Crime, Drama, Romance  |  October 1999 (USA)
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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 ... See full summary »

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Johnny
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Steve
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Veronica
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Wilma Price (as Tiffani-Amber Thiessen)
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Donna
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Scooby
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Kelley
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Erik Alexander Gavica ...
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Brentley Shaw
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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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Crime | Drama | Romance

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

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Feature film debut for Brian Stark, who portrays Pez Boy. See more »

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The signs displayed on the reels of the slot machine when Johnny looks over at the girl next to him for the first time See more »

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Steve: Don't you guys have some homework to do?
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Johnny Goes To Bed Theme
Performed by Aaron Embry & Adam Wade
Written by Aaron Embry
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Do happy things ever happen in Las Vegas?
18 June 2002 | by (Richmond, VA) – See all my reviews

I had heard about this movie a while ago and happen to see it in Blockbuster last night. So I had to rent it. Great film. I was really taken by the character of Eric. He really left an impression on me.

It is an interesting slice of teenage life set in Vegas. It's a movie about love and friendship and trying to make your way in life and the consequences of that. The cast was wonderful. I was surprised by the range of some of these actors that I normally don't care for. I think that Jordon Brower, who plays Eric, is one to watch. And Jesse Bradford seemed to move more towards a King of the Hill performance rather than a Bring it On one. I will stop babbling now and say: great film, go see it.


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