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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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It's A Fender Bending, Body Smashing Demolition Chase That Will Rip Off Your Roof! See more »


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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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Sound Mix:

Mono (Ryder Sound Services)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

This is one of the first movies to feature an airbag being used in a car. General Motors automobiles sold from 1974-76 had the Air Cushion Restraint System which was a regular production option (RPO code AR3) for full size Buick, Oldsmobile, and Cadillac vehicles (the police vehicle seen in the film was a 1974 Oldsmobile Delta 88). This system did not have shoulder harnesses but retained lap belts (the Oldsmobile Toronado of the same era also had a passenger side airbag). The footage of the airbag in use was sent to the U.S. Congress so they could pass a law (the Intermodal Surface Transportation Efficiency Act of 1991) dictating that airbags should be installed in all automobiles manufactured after September 1, 1998. Allstate Insurance provided the Oldsmobile depicted in the film. See more »

Goofs

At 46.30 McHattie steals a car and runs into a pole, smashing the left front fender. At 46.54 the dent has disappeared. See more »

Quotes

Sheriff Rankin: [Rankin notices Alex Warren's Lincoln Continental driving away] Hey! Don't I know the driver of that Lincoln?
Police Official: Why, certainly. That's Alex Warren.
Sheriff Rankin: [to Bubba] File a report on that draft-dodging, commie son of a bitch.
Police Official: [chuckles] Why, his great-grandfather was Robert E. Lee's adversary.
Sheriff Rankin: Yeah, well, I'd still like to kick his ass clean from here to Virginia.
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Not Bad Drive-In Fare
24 June 2000 | by G-Man-25See all my reviews

A wildly uneven but watchable combination of violent melodrama and car-chase comedy, about an unassuming young couple who stumble onto a murder and end up on the run, framed by the redneck sheriff who actually committed the crime. This is a 1970's drive-in picture, made to order. The comedy and violence tend to clash and cancel each other out, but the performances are good and the action well-staged for such a low budget film. Worth a peek on a slow night, but nothing to stay up for.


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