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Dragstrip Riot (1958)

After a run-in with a tough motorcycle gang, where Gary Clarke is blamed when one of the bikers is sent out of control over a cliff, he and his girl are threatened and pursued. On to the ... See full summary »

Director:

David Bradley

Writers:

George Hodgins (screenplay), O'Dale Ireland (story) (as O. Dale Ireland) | 4 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Yvonne Lime ... Janet Pearson
Gary Clarke ... Rick Martin
Fay Wray ... Norma Martin / Mrs. Martin
Bob Turnbull Bob Turnbull ... Bart Thorson
Connie Stevens ... Marge
John Garwood ... Silva (as Gabe DeLutri)
Stanley Dyrector Stanley Dyrector ... Cliff (as Marcus Dyrector)
Ted Wedderspoon Ted Wedderspoon ... Gramps
Barry Truex Barry Truex ... Gordie
Marilyn Carroll ... Rae
Marlo Ryan Marlo Ryan ... Helen (as Marla Ryan)
Tony Butala Tony Butala ... Joe (as Tony Butula)
Carolyn Mitchell Carolyn Mitchell ... Betty
Steve Ihnat ... Dutch
Marc Thompson Marc Thompson ... Gary
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After a run-in with a tough motorcycle gang, where Gary Clarke is blamed when one of the bikers is sent out of control over a cliff, he and his girl are threatened and pursued. On to the beach riot, where the real culprit is unmasked and retaliates with his spear gun. Written by alfiehitchie

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MURDER... AT 120 MILES PER HOUR!! See more »

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Action | Drama

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Steve Ihnat's movie debut. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Hollywood Boulevard (1976) See more »

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Jamaca Rock
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Sung by Connie Stevens, accompanied by The Ripchords
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A whole lotta macho posturing....
22 February 2017 | by MartinHaferSee all my reviews

This is a film that must have seemed very hip and tough back in the day, but when you watch it now you can't help but giggle at all the macho posturing. It's a movie all about a rivalry between some spoiled rich kids whose parents bought them Corvettes and, later, some tough looking bikers. Rick Martin (Gary Clarke) has a beef with a fellow sports car enthusiast...and again and again they get into it. And, when Rick gets the better of them, this loser enlists the help of the bikers!

So what sort of music do this toughies listen to...Calypso music!! Believe it or not, for a VERY short time, there was a Calypso craze in America and these kids can really dig it! Heck, the craze was very short-lived but big--so big even Robert Mitchum made a Calypso album.

In addition to a get a chance to see some very early Corvettes, you also can see Fay Wray as Rick's mommy. You also get cute Connie Stevens as the girl that everyone just seems to want. But apart from that...I think it's all pretty dull stuff. The tough kids are not all that tough and the viewer quickly grows to hate them all...and that's the biggest problem. You have no emotional investment in this because there are no good guys...just spoiled, whiny little jerks. For a better biker film, try "Satan's Sadists" or "Werewolves on Wheels" (these are actual films...I kid you not)....because although cheesy and bad, at least they are fun.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

March 1958 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Teenage Rumble See more »

Filming Locations:

Malibu, California, USA See more »

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Transworld Productions See more »
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Mono

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1.37 : 1
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