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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:

Ron Howard pops the clutch, and tells the world..."EAT MY DUST!" See more »

Genres:

Action | Comedy | Romance

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

April 1976 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Eat My Dust! 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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Did You Know?

Trivia

The original title for this film was "The Car." 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

Dep. Jay Beah: If you want to catch them, I suggest you call Strategic Air Command.
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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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A good one
12 February 2010 | by internationaldaveSee all my reviews

Filmed in and around Piru, California. Every time I watch it, I tell my wife, "Look! There's the Fillmore bridge!" (the long bridge) Or, "I've been down that road" etc. Nice to see all my old stomping grounds. I'm from Thousand Oaks, so Piru is pretty close. At any rate, anyone catch the blooper where Ron Howard is in the barn with the car? He drives out the back wall, but before he reaches it, the made-to-breakaway wall falls before he touches it. It is a nice, clean movie and enjoyable to watch time and time again. Worth watching, folks. An early car chase and wreck 'em up movie. A ground breaker. Some of it even appears to have been filmed in or around Thousand Oaks.


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