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Corvette Summer (1978)

PG | | Adventure, Comedy | 2 June 1978 (USA)
A high school grad and a hooker-in-training try to track down his stolen Corvette.

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Plain Clothes Police Lecturer (as Bill Bryant)
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Wayne Lowry
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Gil
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Ricci
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Mrs. Dantley
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Las Vegas Con Man
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Older John - Rosalind's Admirer (as Cliff Pellow)
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Wayne's Chain-Wielding Henchman
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Wayne's Car Wash Henchman
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New Owner of Vanessa's Van
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Storyline

Ken loves to design and build exotic cars. When the High School shop class project car, a fully tricked out dream Corvette, is stolen, he begins searching for it. His search leads him to Las Vegas, where Vanessa, a teenaged prostitute wannabe, helps him try to track it down. Written by Brian W Martz <B.Martz@Genie.com>

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Adventure | Comedy

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2 June 1978 (USA)  »

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Stingray  »

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$15,500,000
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

A novelization of the film by author Wayland Drew was first published in 1978 and had an added subtitle, the book was called "Corvette Summer: A Fiberglass Romance". See more »

Goofs

In the car chase at the end, both cars are almost completely covered with dust. When shown from overhead, they are sparkling clean. See more »

Quotes

Principal Bacon: You, young lady, do you have an explanation to offer?
Vanessa: Sure don't, jack.
Principal Bacon: Well who does?
Vanessa: Ask Bozo.
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Give Me the Night
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Written by Craig Safan
Performed by Dusty Springfield
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Highly underrated and fun film. Under-seen.
5 October 2000 | by See all my reviews

If you are a Star Wars fan, it is interesting to see Mark Hamill in this movie, second only to The Big Red One as non Star Wars performances go.

Annie Potts of Ghostbusters and Designing Women fame is great. I personally have nothing against Hamill and would like to see him do more movies and choose better scripts. Look for this film from the same creative team as Dragonslayer (another underrated film, which Ally McBeal fans should seek to see Peter MacNichol in a slightly different light).

It is well worth it. It won't change your life, but it's not a rip-off. It's good summer fun.


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