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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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Johnny
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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
Erik Alexander Gavica ...
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Brian Stark ...
Pez Boy
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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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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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$1,000,000 (estimated)
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Feature film debut for Adrienne Frantz, who portrays Kelley. 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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The Conversation
Performed by The Michael Wolff Trio
Written by Michael Wolff
Published by Indianola Music (BMI)
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One of my favourite films
19 January 2004 | by (London, England) – See all my reviews

Well, I disagree. I think Speedway Junky was very well acted.

Jordan Brower's heart-felt unrequited love really getting to me. I ended up wishing there was a boy out there like that for me. Daryl Hannah had a good supporting role, as did Jesse.

I thought it was very well done. It won't be everyone's cup of tea, but it's definitely worth watching. I loved it.


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