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Hot Rod Gang (1958)

Not Rated | | Drama, Music | August 1958 (USA)
Kid who wants to enter his car in the drag races joins a rock band to make enough money to do it.

Director:

Lew Landers

Writer:

Lou Rusoff (story and screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
John Ashley ... John Abernathy III
Jody Fair Jody Fair ... Lois Cavendish
Gene Vincent Gene Vincent ... Gene Vincent
Russ Bender ... Bill
Steve Drexel Steve Drexel ... Mark
Henry McCann Henry McCann ... Dave
Maureen Arthur ... Marley
Gloria Grant Gloria Grant ... Tammy
Dub Taylor ... Al Berrywhiff
Scott Peters Scott Peters ... Jack
Helen Spring Helen Spring ... Abigail Abernathy
Dorothy Neumann ... Anastasia Abernathy (as Dorothy Newman)
Claire Du Brey ... Agatha (as Claire Dubray)
Doodles Weaver ... Wesley Cavendish
Lester Dorr ... Dryden Philpot
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Storyline

Kid who wants to enter his car in the drag races joins a rock band to make enough money to do it.

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Proud young rebels! See more »

Genres:

Drama | Music

Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

August 1958 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Hot Rod Rock See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Indio Productions See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Also released under the title "Fury Unleashed". See more »

Quotes

On-screen epilogue: This story is true - only the facts have been changed...
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Referenced in Bloody New Year (1987) See more »

Soundtracks

Dance to the Bop
(uncredited)
Written by Floyd Edge
Performed by Gene Vincent and His Blue Caps
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20 July 2004 | by mcdamstenSee all my reviews

Lucky enough to catch and record this off of AMC a few years ago. The only thing about this movie that makes me want to view it again is to see what Gene Vincent was like at near the height of his fame. Gene, of course, does 'Be Bop A Lula' in color in 'The Girl Can't Help It' but he has some dialog in this one and does TWO songs with the Blue Caps in this one: 'Dance In The Street' and 'Baby Blue'. You get a good look at Gene's 2nd lead guitarist (after Cliff Gallup); Johnny Meeks and his greasy hair-do and dancer Tommy Facenda doing a frenzied shimmy. Also some Gene stage moves. Apparently his staring up into space and singing was something of a trademark. Anyhow, missing the 50's, this'll have to do for catching Gene. Oh yeah, the rest of the movie. Always nice to see the AIP logo and nice opening credits race scene down some street in the LA are in the 50's. A couple of fights, dances and less hot rod action that I expected. John Ashley apes Elvis the best he can and sings more songs than Gene (boo). ** out of *****. *** if you're a Gene fan.


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