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Corky (1972)

PG | | Action, Drama, Thriller | March 1972 (USA)
A country boy wants to make it big as a stockcar racer.


Leonard J. Horn (as Leonard Horn)


Eugene Price




Cast overview, first billed only:
Robert Blake ... Corky Curtiss
Charlotte Rampling ... Corky's Wife
Patrick O'Neal ... Randy
Christopher Connelly ... Billy
Pamela Payton-Wright Pamela Payton-Wright ... Rhonda
Ben Johnson ... Boland
Laurence Luckinbill ... Wayne Nesbitt
Paul Stevens ... Tobin Hayes
Bobby Allison Bobby Allison ... Self
Donnie Allison Donnie Allison ... Self
Buddy Baker Buddy Baker ... Self
Richard Petty ... Self
Cale Yarborough ... Self
John Gruber John Gruber ... Steve
Charlie Briggs Charlie Briggs ... Red


A country boy wants to make it big as a stockcar racer.

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Corky's comin': Smell the rubber burn. Hear the women scream.


Action | Drama | Thriller


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In the fall of 1970, it was reported that Hank Williams Jr. had been signed by producer Bruce Geller for a featured role in the film. Williams was also to sing a number of original country-western songs which he and his group had written for the film and which would be featured in the soundtrack album. However, neither Williams nor any of his music appears in the released film. See more »


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Great performance by Blake
7 May 2013 | by Wizard-8See all my reviews

This movie doesn't seem to have made a significant splash when it was first release, and it's all but been forgotten more than forty years later, rarely getting played on TV. Watching it, I think I understood why the movie hasn't built much of a fan base. Don't get me wrong - it's not a BAD movie. For starters, it has a great performance by Robert Blake in the title role. But Blake plays such an unsympathetic part, a person that puts his own welfare way more than everyone else around him (including his character's family), that I see many people being turned off and wondering, "Why I am watching such an unlikable person dig his own grave?" I also suspect that what happens at the end will turn off people as well - what happens not only is a downer, it seems to come out of another movie entirely. But if you are prepared (and willing) to see a movie about a failure of a person sink deeper and deeper, it's more likely that you'll find the movie interesting on some level.

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Release Date:

March 1972 (USA) See more »

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Lookin' Good See more »

Filming Locations:

Atlanta, Georgia, USA See more »

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Color (Metrocolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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