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The Van (1977)

R | | Comedy | 7 April 1977 (USA)
Bobby blows all his college savings on a van and tries to get the girl of his dreams. It's a wild time with Bobby and his friends.

Director:

Sam Grossman

Writers:

Robert J. Rosenthal (as Robert Rosenthal), Celia Susan Cotelo
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Stuart Goetz ... Bobby (as Stuart Getz)
Deborah White Deborah White ... Tina
Harry Morgan Moses ... Jack (as Harry Moses)
Marcie Barkin ... Sue
Bill Adler Bill Adler ... Steve
Steve Oliver ... Dugan (as Stephen Oliver)
Connie Hoffman Connie Hoffman ... Sally (as Connie Lisa Marie)
Danny DeVito ... Andy
Jim Kester Jim Kester ... Tom
Michael Gitomer ... Jim
Chuck Hastings Chuck Hastings ... Fat Policeman
Steven Stinebaugh Steven Stinebaugh ... Thin Policeman
Howard Dayton Howard Dayton ... Friendly
David Ellenstein David Ellenstein ... Basketball Player
Donald Elson ... Mr. Hump
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Storyline

Bobby is a Los Angeles teenager who buys a customized Dodge van to pick up girls and spruce up his dull life, all while trying to win money racing other vans in order to pay for his own. Written by Anonymous

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Bobby has a new machine... and everyone wants a ride! See more »

Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 April 1977 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Chevy Van See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Marimark Productions See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (DVD)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

There is a podcast that references The Van in every single episode. The podcast (The Grindbin Podcast) discusses the many drive-in exploitation films of the 1970s and 1980s, and the hosts of this podcasts finish each episode by imagining how the two main protagonists of The Van would fit into the world of the movie they discussed that week. See more »

Goofs

When the police chase the van after the fight at the pizza parlor they are driving a 1974 Plymouth Satellite police car. Then when they speed through the wedding party it turns into a 1970 Mercury Montego police car.. Then when it crashes into the green car it's a 1968 Plymouth Satellite police car. See more »

Quotes

Dugan Hicks: Well, what are you, chickening out, or we gotta match?
Bobby: Yeah, I gotta match... your face and my ass.
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Soundtracks

Chevy Van
(uncredited)
Written and Performed by Sammy Johns
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A true drive-in experience!
10 October 1999 | by S<()>FSee all my reviews

It may seem like a dumb sex comedy from the 70's but it's more like a window to the decade of decadence.This movie has it all!Sex,pot smoking,a car wash,super-cool vans,cool clothes,a pimp,hookers,van racing,the continuous playing of Chevy Van and other Sammy Johns songs and more!If you want to know what people were really doing in the 70's,get this movie.It will make you want to go FUN TRUCKIN'.


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