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Release Date:
28 April 1967 (Mexico) See more »
22 Tons of Action! See more »
Mickey Arnold is a loving husband and a good friend to Ticker Welsh. However, when Mickey finds out that Ticker has seduced his wife... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Harry Millard ... Mickey Arnold

Judy Lewis ... Lily Arnold
Mike Bradford ... Ticker Welsh
Nancy Berg ... Karen Hallet
Ted Erwin ... Ben Forrest (as Ted Irwin)
Richard Kuss ... Link Dugan
Bob Wills ... Himself
Herb Rodgers ... Manager
Pat McAndrew ... Rachael
George Brenholtz ... Bartender
Barbara Sperber ... Nurse
Johnny Carlson ... Spotter
Sheri Benet ... Herself
Barry Darvel ... Himself (as Barry Darval)
Berk Motley ... Himself
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Richard Petty ... Himself (uncredited)

Directed by
William T. Naud 
Writing credits
George Baxt (story and screenplay)

Produced by
Alfred Hillmann .... associate producer
William T. Naud .... producer
Original Music by
Elliot Lawrence 
Cinematography by
Thomas E. Spalding 
Casting by
Herb Rodgers 
Art Direction by
Carl Hillmann 
Jim Johnson 
Makeup Department
Danya .... hair stylist
Stanley .... hair stylist
Production Management
Thomas J. McGrath .... production manager (as Tom McGrath)
Irwin Nestler .... executive production supervisor
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Ward French .... second unit director
Art Department
Carl Hillmann .... assistant art director
Sound Department
Robert Clement .... sound mixer
Robert Clement .... sound recordist
Robert Spies .... assistant sound engineer
Camera and Electrical Department
Michael K. Bucher .... camera operator (as Mike Bucher)
Vincent Spangler .... chief electrician (as Vince Spangler)
Music Department
William Elton .... orchestrator
Bob Johnson .... musical effects
Elliot Lawrence .... conductor
Other crew
Chris Bottomley .... assistant to producer
Janis French .... script clerk
S. Makovenyi .... title designer
Imre L. Toth .... title designer
Ratus Walters .... technical advisor

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73 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
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Did You Know?

Originally, Bob Wills' comments were taken from old recordings he had made. After his lawyers threatened suit, the producers hired him and persuaded George Baxt to write him several scenes.See more »
Crew or equipment visible: When Mickey is discussing Lili's fate with Ben Forrest, a camera crew is reflected in the windowSee more »
Ben Forrest:New Years? They say it's for new beginings... I don't buy that. I see people celebrating, getting drunk, enjoying themselves... and I think, "For what?" I don't have the answer, and I doubt that they do. But then I say to myself, "Ben? These people are enjoying themselves and there's no law against that." And you know what? That's reason enough to celebrate.See more »
Screeming WheelsSee more »


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3 out of 8 people found the following review useful.
I have never seen a better movie, 28 May 2002
Author: tekid1125

Thunder in Dixie is truly a movie for movie lovers. William Naud's greatest film to date, this movie captures the true essence of humanity and examines the human soul, using the guise of a simple racing movie. The story is as follows: Mickey Arnold, played by Harry Millard, realizes that he has been betrayed by his best friend Ticker Welsh, brilliantly portrayed by Mike Bradford, and his wife, Lillie Arnold (Judy Lewis). What follows is an amazing struggle between Arnold and Welsh, climaxing with a test of Arnold's value as a man at a local derby.

Harry Millard's acting in this movie is phenomenal. After seeing Millard portray Arnold, I was shocked to find that it was his last film before his death. He certainly would have done a far better job than Steve McQueen in Bullitt. It is a great loss to the movie industry that such an amazing actor lost his life at such a young age. Throughout the movie, I cried for Mickey Arnold as his world shattered around him, my heart warmed when he triumphed, and I cheered him on during the final scene.

If you have not seen this movie yet, you are truly missing out on one of the greatest movies of our time.

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