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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.

Director:

Matthew Robbins

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Mark Hamill ... Kenneth W. Dantley Jr.
Annie Potts ... Vanessa
Eugene Roche ... Ed McGrath
William Bryant ... Plain Clothes Police Lecturer (as Bill Bryant)
Richard McKenzie ... Principal Bacon
Kim Milford ... Wayne Lowry
Philip Bruns ... Gil
Danny Bonaduce ... Kootz
Albert Insinnia ... Ricci
Jane A. Johnston ... Mrs. Dantley
Stanley Kamel ... Las Vegas Con Man
Clifford A. Pellow Clifford A. Pellow ... Older John - Rosalind's Admirer (as Cliff Pellow)
Jason Ronard ... Wayne's Chain-Wielding Henchman
Brion James ... Wayne's Car Wash Henchman
Morgan Upton ... 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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Genres:

Adventure | Comedy

Certificate:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 June 1978 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Stingray See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$15,500,000
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (video)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Metrocolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

In the sci-fi movie Laserblast (1978) (released earlier the same year), Kim Milford blows up a billboard advertising Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977) with a laser gun. Poetically, he and Mark Hamill (the star of the 1977 blockbuster) appear together in this film. See more »

Goofs

The high school teacher congratulates students for studying, claiming most of them ended up on plus side of "bell curve" following recent test; but there is no way a majority of them could wind up either side (plus or minus) because a bell curve is a graphic way of demonstrating the norm (in this case, test scores) in the middle, with upper or lower scores trailing off equally on either side - hence the "bell" designation. See more »

Quotes

Mr. Lucky: I tell ya what I'm gonna do, I'm gonna pass my lucky streak on to ya.
Kenneth W. Dantley, Jr.: A two dollar bill?
Mr. Lucky: Hey, that's what I started with.
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Soundtracks

Give Me the Night
(uncredited)
Written by Craig Safan
Performed by Dusty Springfield
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guy chases stolen car cross-country caper
20 June 2001 | by thomandybishSee all my reviews

I was under the impression that CORVETTE SUMMER was a TV movie, because I first saw it about 15 or more years ago on the tube, but maybe I'm wrong. Anyway, Mark Hamill starts as the slacker high school student who finds a reason to finish his secondary education in restoring a junked corvette in his shop class. The fun starts when his baby is stolen and he sets out to track it down. With the help of an eccentric drifter-cum-hooker-cum-beautician-cum-drivethru girl(Annie Potts), Mark chases down his dream to Las Vegas. Will Mark find his 'Vette? Will Annie be able to hold down a job? Will the two come together. Watch and find out


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