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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
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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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Did You Know?


The original working title was Smokey, but when Jack Vacek discovered that a new movie Smokey and the Bandit (1977) was being filmed, the title was changed to avoid confusion. See more »


In the motorcycle chase scenes involving the sheriff, he has a full-grown mustache, but in some shots of him standing by his car, he does not have one. See more »


Mechanic: [to Smokey] What's the matter, turkey? Somebody blow your doors off?
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Another rediscovery in automotive thrills.
16 January 1999 | by emmSee all my reviews

I'm trying to be fair on movies that haven't been discovered by many. Some have been very good while others were god-awful. And some have been unusual, yet politically incorrect by today's standards. These low-key "drive-in" movies of the 70s are worth the satisfaction today, if you seriously choose to accept them. Which makes DOUBLE NICKELS a prime example. It's your average everyday rip-off of GONE IN 60 SECONDS (its actor, George Cole, stars in this film), and while it isn't as smashing or thrilling, it still manages to deliver some fun. Nothing is more sacred than watching lunatic repo men steal autos just to run down the highway with a bunch of sleazy cops after them, of course. The comedy is okay even if the acting is low-class. One memorable scene that must be believed: a Pinto going down a narrow stairway with a cop car from behind! You won't find it different, but at least this was better than that dismal CAR CRASH, a "speedsploitationer" featuring Joey Travolta. This is good for members of the Grand Theft Auto Club.

Does anyone know the name "Smokey" appears in a few other classic car chase films that exist? That includes the Burt Reynolds masterpiece.

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Release Date:

July 1977 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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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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