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Double Nickels (1977)

Two highway patrolmen think they are working on the side repossessing cars. But eventually, they realize that they have been tricked and are actually stealing the cars.


Jack Vacek

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Credited cast:
Edward Abrahms Edward Abrahms ... Ed (as Ed Abrahms)
Ed Abrams Ed Abrams ... Ed
Lynn Booker Lynn Booker ... Van Kid
Michael Brennan Michael Brennan ... Mick (as Mick Brennan)
George Cole ... George
George Cole George Cole ... George
Michael Cole Michael Cole ... Mike
Larry Dunn Larry Dunn ... Mechanic
Mimi McCracken Mimi McCracken ... Pinball Girl
Birdie Mitchell Birdie Mitchell ... Lincoln Owner
Heidi Schubert Heidi Schubert ... Tami
Norman Schubert Norman Schubert ... Bodyguard
Patrice Schubert Patrice Schubert ... Jordan
Butch Stockton Butch Stockton ... Sheriff
Thomas Syslo Thomas Syslo ... Van Kid (as Tom Syslo)


Two highway patrolmen think they are working on the side repossessing cars. But eventually, they realize that they have been tricked and are actually stealing the cars.

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When you want a car repossessed hire a pro! See more »


Action | Comedy | Crime


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Release Date:

September 1977 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Split-Second Smokey See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Smokey Productions See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono (Glen Glenn Sound)


Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


The movie was reissued in 1978, along with H.B. Halicki's Gone in 60 Seconds (1974) at some drive-ins, under the title SPLIT-SECOND SMOKEY. See more »


Smokey's hairstyle differs throughout the film. See more »


Jordan: They're right behind us! The sheriff can make it.
Smokey: I told you them damn sheriffs are no good!
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If you liked the original "Gone in 60 Seconds" You'll like this one.
7 February 2007 | by royiscool86See all my reviews

"Double Nickels" is a pretty good 70's car chase flick, which means its not all that good as a film, but for a gearhead like me it's great. Jack Vacek, George Cole, and Ed Abrams were all in "Gone in 60 Seconds." The whole movie has the "Gone" vibe too it. It's about two California Highway Patrolmen (Vacek and Abrams) who moonlight as Repomen for George Cole, it's got some funny bits, some good chases and a great look at 70's California. On the car front, as cops Vacke and Abrams drive pretty sweet '74 or '75 Dodge Monaco's (much like the car in "The Blues Brothers") Vacke and ratty late 50's Chevy pickup, and the last chase is in a BEAUTIFUL 1968 Chevelle SS/396 and a pretty funny chase in a Pinto. Overall its not as good as "Gone in 60 Seconds," but its worth a look if you like car chase flicks.

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