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Alfred E. Green
Edward G. Robinson,
Two small-town young men, drag racer Bo and mechanic Harley, embark on a road trip from Georgia to California with the intention of entering the Grand National Championship drag races in California. But it's not long before the innocent-minded friends realize this journey will bring them more than they bargained for. Trouble greets them in the form of a runaway waitress who insists on traveling with them, a group of high school boys who don't like losing a street race, and a police sergeant who is determined to throw them in jail.
When Bo and Harley are in the small grocery store talking in an aisle, the packaging of all the items on the shelves is from the 1970s, not from when the story supposedly takes place in 1958. For instance, the Hamburger Helper Bo is leaning against wasn't introduced until 1971. See more »
This movie recalls the golden days of the hotrod culture, now virtually lost in time, as far as newer generations of Americans are concerned. Watch it and see a little bit of history. This is a "hotrod movie." Or at least it recalls the golden age of hotrod movies. This one comes at least 15 years too late. There were many of them made, and very few are around anymore, except inside some film archives somewhere....
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