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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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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Kenneth W. Dantley Jr.
... Vanessa
... Ed McGrath
... Plain Clothes Police Lecturer (as Bill Bryant)
... Principal Bacon
... Wayne Lowry
... Gil
... Kootz
... Ricci
... Mrs. Dantley
... Las Vegas Con Man
Clifford A. Pellow ... Older John - Rosalind's Admirer (as Cliff Pellow)
... Wayne's Chain-Wielding Henchman
... Wayne's Car Wash Henchman
... 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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undressing | car | school | love | corvette | See All (40) »

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

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Adventure | Comedy

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PG | See all certifications »
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2 June 1978 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Stingray  »

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Gross USA:

$15,500,000
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Originally entitled "Stingray" until another movie with the same title was released first, probably to cash in on the advanced hype of Mark Hamill's first post-Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977) movie role. Both flopped. See more »

Goofs

When Ken is chasing the Vette on a bicycle, he hitches boosts in speeds by holding on to various cars along the way. At one point, a construction pickup is one of these "boosts." The driver had to honk and actually slow down for the stuntman on the bike to catch up and grab hold. See more »

Quotes

Vanessa: Hey, hey - I got an idea. Why don't you write a letter to the car? Dear car,
[sobbing]
Vanessa: I miss you so much.
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Connections

Followed by Stingray (1978) See more »

Soundtracks

Give Me the Night
(uncredited)
Written by Craig Safan
Performed by Dusty Springfield
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c'mon!!

I caught a bit of this movie on the good ole Superstation last night. Where would we be without Ted Turner?? Anyway.. True, this movie sucks for directing, story but there's a certain 70's kitsch that is immeasurable appealing. Don't, like, rent it or anything though! God NO! It's simply a fun, lighthearted movie, if you don't think about it much.


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