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Fast Charlie... the Moonbeam Rider (1979)

PG | | Comedy | 4 May 1979 (USA)
A World War I deserter competes in the first long-distance motorcycle race.

Director:

Steve Carver

Writers:

Ed Spielman (story), Howard Friedlander (story) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
David Carradine ... Charlie Swattle
Brenda Vaccaro ... Grace Wolf
L.Q. Jones ... Floyd
R.G. Armstrong ... Al Barber
Terry Kiser ... Lester Neal
Jesse Vint ... Calvin Hawk
Noble Willingham ... Pop Bauer
Ralph James ... Bill Bartman
William Bartman William Bartman ... Young Man (as Bill Bartman)
David Hayward ... Cannonball McCall
Stephen Ferry Stephen Ferry ... Official
Tracy Harris Tracy Harris ... Black Man
Robert Plumb Robert Plumb ... Drummer
Jack Brennan Jack Brennan ... Howard Johnson
Lynda Abbott Lynda Abbott ... Waitress
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A World War I deserter competes in the first long-distance motorcycle race.

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In one desperate race for prize and glory, Charlie and Grace join the human race

Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

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Charlie Swattle (David Carradine) is a veteran of World War One. The war ran from 1914-1918, with American involvement from 1917 on, until the end of the war. See more »

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Vintage motorcycle movie
12 June 2005 | by lightninboySee all my reviews

David Carradine plays Fast Charlie Swattle, a motorcycle racer and kind of a con man. He tells everyone he's a World War I hero, but he's not. The race ran to California from Missouri or somewhere and was an important race for a motorcycle manufacturer to win. Fast Charlie rides a Moonbeam made by Pop Bauer in Moonbeam, Oklahoma. He gets somebody out of a jail by enticing the cop with a Model T Ford American Graffiti-style. Brenda Vaccaro plays Grace Wolf, a woman he discourages from marrying "Howard Hardware Store." Names in this movie include L.Q. Jones, R.G. Armstrong, Jesse Vint and Noble Willingham. Pretty good recreation of the early 1900s.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 May 1979 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Fast Charlie and the Moonbeam See more »

Filming Locations:

Cache, Oklahoma, USA See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$444,334

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$444,334
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Production Co:

Universal Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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