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Speedtrap (1977)

PG | | Action, Crime, Drama | April 1978 (USA)
After a wave of unsolved car thefts, an insurance company calls in private investigator Pete Nobeck to solve the case. While the chief of police isn't thrilled about having an outsider come... See full summary »

Director:

Earl Bellamy

Writers:

Fred Mintz (story), Henry C. Parke (story) | 2 more credits »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Joe Don Baker ... Pete Novick
Tyne Daly ... Niffty Nolan
Richard Jaeckel ... Billy
Robert Loggia ... Spillano
Morgan Woodward ... Capt. Hogan
Lana Wood ... New Blossom
Timothy Carey ... Loomis
James Griffith ... Wino
Bimmy Bakewell Bimmy Bakewell ... Rolls-Royce Owner
Lucky Hayes Lucky Hayes ... Head Police Dispatcher
Carver Barnes Carver Barnes ... Angry Parking Garage Attendant
Roberta Collins ... Ms. Hastings, student driver
John Furlong John Furlong ... Police Officer #2
Janet Marie Heil Janet Marie Heil ... Spillano's Girl (as Janet Heil)
Bill Heywood Bill Heywood ... Drunk in Alley
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After a wave of unsolved car thefts, an insurance company calls in private investigator Pete Nobeck to solve the case. While the chief of police isn't thrilled about having an outsider come and show up his men, one of the officers is a former girlfriend of Nobeck's who's more than willing to help him out in any way she can. After a long and convoluted investigation with false leads, psychics and the mafia, Nobeck at last unravels the identity of the thief. Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

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Crazy for speed and driving for revenge!

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Action | Crime | Drama

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PG | See all certifications »
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Goofs

In the final car chase, the dent on the front of the Corvette disappears and reappears between shots. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Missing Reel: Car Chase Pictures (2014) See more »

Soundtracks

Speedtrap
Written by Anthony Harris
Sung by Diane Marchal
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I'm just partial to B movies !
8 January 2011 | by fbm72751See all my reviews

I lived in Phoenix at the time when this was filmed and recognize some things that are now long gone, so watching this movie holds a lot of sentimental nostalgia for me. Some of the scenes were filmed right in the parking lot of the downtown Phoenix police station (built in 1974) The garage where Richard Jaeckel's character works (located at 9th Avenue & Jefferson) was a real auto repair facility called Paul's. Some of the street scenes look like they were filmed in Tucson as well. The antique auto show scenes are right near City Hall. I watch this at least 4 to 5 times a year. Not bad for something I paid $3 for at a truck stop!

The race track scenes were filmed at Manzanita Speedway in Phoenix which was an icon for local racers starting in the 1950s. Sadly it closed in 2014 another victim of overzealous redevelopment that has been going on for decades now. I long since moved away from there.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

April 1978 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Caçada Alucinante See more »

Filming Locations:

Sonoran Desert, Arizona, USA See more »

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First Artists, Interamar See more »
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Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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