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Drive-In (1976)

PG | | Comedy | 23 January 1977 (UK)
The adventures of a group of teenagers at a drive-in theatre in Texas one weekend night.

Director:

Rod Amateau

Writer:

Bob Peete
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Lisa Lemole Lisa Lemole ... Glowie Hudson
Gary Lee Cavagnaro Gary Lee Cavagnaro ... Little Bit (as Gary Cavagnaro)
Glenn Morshower ... Orville Hennigson
Billy Milliken Billy Milliken ... Enoch
Lee Newsom ... Alabam
Reagan Kee Reagan Kee ... Spoon (as Regan Kee)
Andy Parks Andy Parks ... Widow Maker
Trey Wilson ... Gifford
Gordon Hurst Gordon Hurst ... Will Henry
Kent Perkins ... Bill Hill
Ashley Cox ... Mary Louise
Louis Zito Louis Zito ... Manager
Linda Larimer ... Cashier
Barry Gremillion Barry Gremillion ... Diddle Brown
David Roberts David Roberts ... Gear Grinder
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The adventures of a group of teenagers at a drive-in theatre in Texas one weekend night.

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Come see "Drive-In" at a theatre or drive-in near you. See more »

Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 January 1977 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Ciné-parc See more »

Filming Locations:

Dallas, Texas, USA See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Was released on DVD through the Sony pictures Choice Collection in 2012, dvd-r recorded versions of cult films that are not popular enough for wide release, similar to Warner Archives See more »

Quotes

Orville Hennigson: Glowie, don't be giving me any of those fancy New York words from ladies' magazines.
Glowie Hudson: What's that mean?
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Connections

References Jaws (1975) See more »

Soundtracks

Lead Me On
Written by Leon Copeland (uncredited)
Performed by Loretta Lynn and Conway Twitty
Courtesy of MCA Records - Lion Publishing Company, Inc., publisher
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Solid comedy of the small-town South with good attention to detail
9 January 2004 | by UthmanSee all my reviews

I have not seen this film since its cable run in the mid-1970s, but I still occasionally enjoy a private laugh when I think about it. The filmmakers clearly had a good eye for the details of small southern towns (the setting was Texas, but it would have been just fine for my native Tennessee). There is an early scene at a classic roller rink, where the dough-faced, slack-jawed teens used as extras were just perfect for the parts.

As mentioned by other reviewers, the movie-within-the-movie, DISASTER '76, is a solid parody worth watching just by itself. If a DVD is ever made (unlikely, I'm sure), DISASTER '76 should be included by itself as an extra.

7 out of 10.


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