A high school grad and a hooker-in-training try to track down his stolen Corvette.

Director:

Matthew Robbins
Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. See more awards »

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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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And he thought fast cars were a thrill... See more »

Genres:

Adventure | Comedy

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »

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Debut feature film as a director for Matthew Robbins and debut feature film as a producer for Hal Barwood. See more »

Goofs

In the beginning of the movie, the emblem that falls to the ground and gets Kenny's attention says "Corvette" - this is a script from a 1963-1967 Corvette Sting Ray rear deck. It should say "Stingray" if it had fallen off a 1973 Corvette Stingray. See more »

Quotes

Vanessa: Hey, know what I got on under here?
Kenneth W. Dantley, Jr.: Paper towels?
Vanessa: Nothin'. My streaker suit.
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Give Me the Night
(uncredited)
Written by Craig Safan
Performed by Dusty Springfield
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Highly underrated and fun film. Under-seen.
5 October 2000 | by JawsphobiaSee 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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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 June 1978 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Stingray See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$9,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$15,514,367

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$15,514,367
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| (video)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Metrocolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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