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Moving Violation (1976)

PG | | Comedy, Crime, Drama | July 1976 (USA)
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A young drifter (Stephen McHattie) and his newly acquired girlfriend (Kay Lenz) witness a corrupt local Sheriff kill his deputy, soon becoming the prime suspects they set off across country to evade capture.

Director:

Charles S. Dubin

Writers:

David Osterhout (screenplay) (as David R. Osterhout), William W. Norton (screenplay) (as William Norton) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Stephen McHattie ... Eddie Moore
Kay Lenz ... Cam Johnson
Eddie Albert ... Alex Warren
Lonny Chapman ... Sheriff Rankin
Will Geer ... Rockfield
Jack Murdock Jack Murdock ... Bubba
John S. Ragin John S. Ragin ... Agent Shank
Dennis Redfield ... Tylor
Michael Ross Verona Michael Ross Verona ... Harvey
Francis De Sales ... Lawyer (as Francis de Sales)
Dick Miller ... Mack
Richard O'Brien Richard O'Brien ... Police Chief
Paul Linke ... Deputy Frank
Jason Wingreen ... Psychiatrist
George Ball George Ball ... George the Cop
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Storyline

Eddie Moore is a young drifter passing through the small town of Rockfield when suddenly he gets harassed by corrupt sheriff Leroy Rankin and his Deputy, Tylor. Later he meets up with waitress Camille "Cam" Johnson and both skinny dip in a swimming pool owned by H.L. Rockfield, the richest man in the area. Later Tylor shows up at his mansion and starts criticizing his business practices, something that he doesn't know is Sheriff Rankin is also there and hears every word he said, he then shoots Tylor and staggers away and manages to seek refuge in the back of Cam's van. Felling his reputation as Sheriff will be tarnished if anyone finds out about it. He blames Eddie and Cam for the killing and puts out an APB. Endess car chases and shootouts ensue as they try to stay alive. Written by Jmac1988

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Cam and Eddie have just witnessed a murder ... but there's no one they can tell .. because in this town the cops are the killers! See more »


Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

July 1976 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Escape de pesadilla See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Ryder Sound Services)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The scene where Eddie goes to the National Guard armory where he procures an M16 assault rifle and a scope - his character is presumably a Vietnam veteran where he shoots up the police vehicles and the sheriff; this particular scene where the police headquarters is under attack was recycled into the script of First Blood. See more »

Goofs

Several stunt people are visible during the car chase scenes, including two stunt drivers who are clearly wearing crash helmets and when Mack, played by Dick Miller, crashes into the water and angrily pounds the top of his car, it's not Miller, but his stunt double. See more »

Quotes

Sheriff Rankin: I'll bust your ass the hell out of that uniform, Tylor! You're gonna end up finding a goddamn job washing dishes!
Tylor: All right. If that's the way you want it, baby.
Sheriff Rankin: Baby? I ought to crack you across the mouth.
Tylor: [smiles] Not while I'm driving, sheriff.
Sheriff Rankin: Shut your face, kid.
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Detroit Man
Written & Performed by Phil Everly
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A must-see for 1970s car chase fans.
6 April 2005 | by lightninboySee all my reviews

This is a typical 1970s car chase movie (Eat My Dust, A Small Town in Texas, Vanishing Point, etc.). You might think movies like that aren't worth watching, but they're better than 80% of the stuff they call movies today. This movie shows an airbag being deployed back before airbags became standard in cars. It's a public service movie! And you get to see the top ripped off a car back before Buford T. Justice got the top ripped off his car. And you get to see what happens when you don't put all your lug nuts on tight. People in the 1970s rural America liked these movies because they could relate to the setting and the plot and the cars.


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