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Double Nickels (1977)

PG | | Action, Comedy, Crime | July 1977 (USA)
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


Jack Vacek, Trice Schubert (as Patrice Schubert)




Cast overview, first billed only:
Jack Vacek Jack Vacek ... Smokey
Trice Schubert Trice Schubert ... Jordan (as Patrice Schubert)
Edward Abrahms Edward Abrahms ... Ed (as Ed Abrams)
Heidi Schubert Heidi Schubert ... Tami
George Cole George Cole ... George
Mick Brennan Mick Brennan ... Mick
Tex Taylor Tex Taylor ... Lewis Sloan
Michael Cole Michael Cole ... Mike
Norman Schubert Norman Schubert ... Bodyguard
Butch Stockton Butch Stockton ... Sheriff
Daryl Blankenship Daryl Blankenship ... Dune Buggy Driver
Sue Graham Sue Graham ... Datsun Owner
Karen Brennan Karen Brennan ... License # Girl
Jenny Brennan Jenny Brennan ... Girl At Marina
Larry Dunn Larry Dunn ... Mechanic


In California, two highway patrol cops, Smokey and Ed are enforcing the speed limit on the Pacific Coast Highway. Sometimes they race one another, in their police cruisers, to the nearest donuts and coffee restaurant. They also like to give speeding teenagers a break, especially to Cool Breeze and Silver Fox who like to buzz the highway in their customized and tuned-up mini-vans. On their spare time, Smokey and Ed are romancing waitresses from various roadside diners. Their routine existence changes when they stop repo-man George Daniels for speeding. They give him a break and, in return, George offers to take them as partners for his repossession business. Smokey and Ed start their new, after-hours, career repossessing luxury cars with George who teaches them the trade. Things go well and the two cops make extra money from their new job. However, they must avoid the city police because highway patrolmen like Smokey and Ed are not allowed by the regulations to also work as repo-men. ... Written by nufs68

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


Action | Comedy | Crime


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The wooden or steel trusses bridge that Mr. Daniels and Stone meet on was located just east of China Town, Los Angeles. It connected North Broadway and North Spring St. Over what is now called Los Angeles State Historic park. See more »


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


[last lines]
Jordan: Should we go back there and help Ed?
Smokey: Ed? Aw, he can talk his way out of this. I saw him talk his way out a lot of things.
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Could Have Only Been Made in the '70s . . .
27 April 2007 | by InvasionofPALsSee all my reviews

Smokey is a highway patrolman in California who decides to make some extra money with his partner by repossessing cars (and even the occasional boat) whose owners have been lax in making payments. That's it for the plot. This movie wasn't made to be plot-heavy. It was made to show various car chases and have tires screeching. And it does. When Smokey finds out some of the repo'd vehicles are actually stolen and on the 'hot sheet' he and his cop partner have to swing into action to make sure they don't end up in the slammer.

Lotsa car chases and stunts, a little romance (Smokey finds himself a tolerant girlfriend) and some reasonably likable characters make this a fun movie to watch if you're into drive-in movies from the (sadly) long-gone 1970s -- when the livin' was free and easy. Looks like some of the movie was filmed on the Pacific Coast Highway, I might add. No studio stuff here . . .


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Release Date:

July 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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