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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 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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Plot Keywords:

carsploitation | hot rod | See All (2) »

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Proud young rebels! See more »

Genres:

Drama | Music

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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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

Originally released as the "A" picture on a double-bill with B-movie High School Hellcats (1958). See more »

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On-screen epilogue: This story is true - only the facts have been changed...
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Connections

Referenced in Schlock! The Secret History of American Movies (2001) See more »

Soundtracks

Dance In The Street
(uncredited)
Written by Al Davis and Dan Welch
Performed by Gene Vincent and His Blue Caps
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I fnd this movie insufferable
26 July 2017 | by dmraciSee all my reviews

OK, was this a spoof, documentary, parody, comedy?

I don't care, it's like some person 2 generations removed from the era used it for an excuse to write up every cliché for some subculture. It's just too hip, let's rumble, to cool Daddy O, to be cool, the moments of Father Knows Best revelations thrown in and you get vomit in the back of the throat.

There is really no character development other then moron, senseless, self absorption. More then likely this what the movie was meant to be, I just don't find in interesting, humorous, nor entertaining, the music isn't that good.

If you like the Beach Party movies you will like these series of movies, as for me, I kept watching my watch, wondering the run time.


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