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Eat My Dust (1976)

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Darlene's into going fast, Hoover's into Darlene, but when they both get into a red-hot race car, the reckless fun accelerates into a trunk-full of hot pursuits.
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ron Howard ... Hoover Niebold
Christopher Norris ... Darlene Kurtz
Brad David ... Billy B. Westerby
Kathy O'Dare Kathy O'Dare ... Miranda Smith
Clint Howard ... George Poole Jr.
Peter Isacksen Peter Isacksen ... Junior Hale (as Pete Isacksen)
Jessica Potter Jessica Potter ... Lallie Chandler
Warren J. Kemmerling ... Sheriff Niebold (as Warren Kemmerling)
Charles Howerton ... Dep. Jay Beah
Kedric Wolfe Kedric Wolfe ... Dep. Brookside
John Kramer John Kramer ... Dep. Sebastiani
W.L. Luckey W.L. Luckey ... Dep. Gallo
Rance Howard ... Clark
Dave Madden ... Big Bubba Jones
Robert Broyles Robert Broyles ... Bud
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Storyline

Darlene's into going fast, Hoover's into Darlene, but when they both get into a red-hot race car, the reckless fun accelerates into a trunk-full of hot pursuits.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

The craziest driver in town steals the fastest car in the state, and tears up Puckerbush County! See more »

Genres:

Action | Comedy | Romance

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 October 1976 (West Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

The Car See more »

Filming Locations:

Castaic, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$300,000 (estimated)
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Company Credits

Production Co:

New World Pictures See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Ryder Sound Services)

Color:

Color (Metrocolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Three of the Howard family star in the movie. Ron Howard, his father Rance Howard, and his brother Clint Howard. See more »

Goofs

The Police Car that chases Hooker onto a farm changes from a 1972 Plymouth Satellite to a 1968-70 Plymouth Satellite before crashing into the mud puddle. See more »

Quotes

Big Bubba Jones: I guess I'll loop the poop with the troop.
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Crazy Credits

The cast credits at the end are divided into categories, "the kids", "the cops", "the parents" etc. See more »

Connections

Edited into Andy Colby's Incredible Adventure (1988) See more »

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Simply.....
19 November 2007 | by daviddecoteauSee all my reviews

.....one of the best movies ever made. Period. I saw this film as a young teen and it inspired me to make movies which I have done for the past 20+ years. Eat My Dust is a hilarious action packed comedy that has to be seen to be believed. Roger Corman and Ron Howard have captured lightning in a bottle with this one. Charles B. Griffith had NEVER been given the credit he deserved. I have seen this film a few dozen times and it gets better with each viewing. Dave Grisman's score is unforgettable. Dave Madden is screamingly funny as "big Bubba Jones". Sh*t on a twisty stick EAT MY DUST is the perfect car action comedy of the 70s


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