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Supervan (1977)

PG | | Action, Comedy | March 1977 (USA)
A man named Clint enters a solar-powered van called Vandora into a competition called Freakout.

Director:

Lamar Card

Writers:

John Arnoldy (story), Robert Easter (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Mark Schneider ... Clint Morgan
Katie Saylor ... Karen Trenton
Morgan Woodward ... T.B. Trenton
Len Lesser ... Banks
Skip Riley Skip Riley ... Vince
Bruce Kimball Bruce Kimball ... Sarge
Tom Kindle Tom Kindle ... Boseley
George Barris ... King of the Customizers
Jerry Stark ... Janitor
John Chambers John Chambers ... Preacher
Don Ramsey Don Ramsey ... Cop
Ralph Seeley Ralph Seeley ... Clint's Father
Richard Sobek Richard Sobek ... Grinder
Julie Rush Julie Rush ... Waitress
Vic Jolley Vic Jolley ... Jailer
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Storyline

Mark Schneider plays a restless young man who quits his job at his dad's garage because he's "got a chance to do something." Specifically, he's got a chance to drive his van "The Sea Witch"-emblazoned with his CB handle, Morgan The Pirate-to The Invitational Freak-Out, a "van-in" held in Kansas City, where custom van owners gather to smoke weed, screw in the woods, and show off their machines for cash and prizes. Along the way, though, Schneider meets Katie Saylor, a rich runaway who's been detained at a junkyard by "a couple of friendly bikers on their way to a rape." Schneider saves Saylor, but in the process, The Sea Witch gets crushed by a compactor. So Schneider goes to see a friend who's a rebel auto designer, and the friend offers Schneider and Saylor Vandora, a solar-powered van that was rejected by the fat cats at Mid-American Motors. Written by Noel Murray

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Taglines:

It's Vantastic! See more »

Genres:

Action | Comedy

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Among the van's most unusual features: solar panels, the ability to emit laser beams, and an entire custom body. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Jay Leno's Garage: Child at Heart (2017) See more »

Soundtracks

Riding High
Sung by Dave Munyon
Written by Bob Stone and Mark Mercury (as Mark Gibbons)
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User Reviews

 
They hopefully don't make 'em like this any more...
12 July 2002 | by BigBadBSee all my reviews

Well, what to say? The first time I saw it, I think I was completely speechless. And I think I still am, actually. Man, this sux! BigTime! Horrid story, crappy craftsmanship, etc.

I am not eve sure that it's a good turkey. But a turkey it is, most certainly! I rated a 10 to it, because I really think people should see it to se how it's NOT supposed to be done!


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

March 1977 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

SuperVan See more »

Filming Locations:

Savannah, Missouri, USA See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Empire Productions See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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