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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:

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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

Glenn Morshower's first film. See more »

Quotes

Enoch: Reasoning with a woman's like eating soup with a fork.
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Spoofs Earthquake (1974) See more »

Soundtracks

Today I Started Loving You Again
Written by Merle Haggard (uncredited)
Performed by Merle Haggard
Courtesy of Capitol Records - Blue Book Music, publisher
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A Laid-Back, Sweet-natured Ensemble Film
8 July 2011 | by alicedickSee all my reviews

I throw my hat in the ring with most of the other commenters here. This is a marvelous little film with a sly sense of humor, acted with gusto by (mostly) local nonprofessional actors. I doubt this movie would ever get made today. Who'd fund it? As an added bonus the passage of the years has turned it into a time capsule of both drive-ins and small-town life. "Drive-In" sets up several major plot threads - a holdup attempt, Glowie's plan to dump her gang-leader boyfriend for the nice and shy Orville, Bill Hill's proposal to his girlfriend - and then tosses in a few additional minor ones once the sun goes down and the action shifts to the theater. Everything collides in a cascade of hilarity. The feature film showing in the background, "Disaster '76," is a great sendup of seventies disaster movies and just adds to the fun.

I once saw Glenn Morshower in an interview ruefully recalling a review of "Drive-In" which stated "Gets better after twelve beers." You don't need even one to appreciate this flick. If you can find it, watch it.


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