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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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The eternal triangle ... A boy, a girl and a car. See more »

Genres:

Adventure | Comedy

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »

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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

Mark Hamill was badly injured in an automobile wreck in Malibu, California just prior to production. He bears the scars through Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980) and Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi (1983) See more »

Goofs

Ken's first night in Vegas, he goes to a little burger stand, in one shot the cup on the tray is upright, then, in the next shot, it is knocked over and finally, it becomes upright once again. See more »

Quotes

Vanessa: It's not even your car.
Kenneth W. Dantley, Jr.: So what, I built it. Look, can we discuss this later after we catch 'em?
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Referenced in Jeopardy!: Episode #33.5 (2016) See more »

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Give Me the Night
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Written by Craig Safan
Performed by Dusty Springfield
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Luke skywalker trades in his landspeeder for a Corvette!
3 February 2004 | by Ship_Captain_XplOrOrOrSee all my reviews

I never saw this movie when it first came out. The adults in my life did start taking me to movies back in 1978, but I guess they didn't care to pay to see this one. I would see it YEARS later on Cable TV around age 14.

This is a decent movie. Definatly the definition of a "sleeper". It's a solid 1970's Sleeper Classic/Classic Sleeper. A guy and his souped up car traveling around. A-la Sonny Crokett (of Miami Vice fame) and his earlier mid 1970's movie with Nick Nolte with them and their souped up car traveling around.

Mark Hamill gives a decent performance, as do the rest of the cast. Nothing Oscar-nominating, but watchable. Just a nice, light, watchable, movie about a guy, his car, and his (mis)adventures. Nice California locations too! Nice little movie.


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