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John 'Bud' Cardos
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This movie caught me off guard. I was expecting a goofy 70's film with bongs and vans with a little racing thrown in.
Boy was I wrong! This is a great movie for hardcore drag race fans, especially if you grew up during the pre-corporate pro crap we have today.
Most of actors are familiar faces playing TV "guest star" roles of the 60's and 70's like the Rockford Files, Bonanza, Starsky and Hutch etc. You see them and you go, hey I know that guy! What did he play in?
Many 70's era drag racers that went on to be famous racers and tuners are also "stars" in this movie.
A real surprise was the actors that play the car owner/tuners are really involved with the car at the track! They pour the traction compound, guide the car, push start the car, push it back from the burnout! You would never see that today.
Lots of racing! Very little "filler". Some bad directing and some overacting, some underacting. Sketchy editing and bad camera work.
The nitro pop in the pipes is captured almost perfectly! If ESPN would have sound quality like this in their drag race production more people would watch, that is for sure!
Overall, this should become a cult movie now that it's out on DVD. Pretty girls, easy to follow story, and lots of vintage racing.
Too bad the producers used that terrible film (early video?) that so many used during the late 60's and early 70's that has faded and lost some detail.
Even with some shortcomings and abrupt ending I give it 9 toes up!
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