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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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Eric
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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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Bud
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Pez Boy
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Brentley Shaw
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Ticket Man
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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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October 1999 (USA)  »

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Feature film debut for Warren G., who portrays Brentley Shaw. See more »

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When Johnny is caught with Wilma he is shown in close up with his shirt back on and then in the next two shots he is seen putting the t-shirt over his head. See more »

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Steve: Don't you guys have some homework to do?
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To Tha Beat
Performed by Big Johnson
Written and Produced by Dave Audé & Steve Levy
Appears courtesy of Moonshine Music
Published by Clanger Songs/Superstar Maker Music (BMI)
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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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