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Fast Company (1979)

R | | Drama, Sport | 17 August 1979 (USA)
The famous drag racer Lonnie 'Lucky Man' Johnson is the star of the Fast Company, managed by the corrupt Phil Adamson Lonnie is the mentor of the promising funny car racer Billy 'The Kid' ... See full summary »

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David Cronenberg

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David Cronenberg (screenplay), Phil Savath (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
William Smith ... Lonnie 'Lucky Man' Johnson
Claudia Jennings ... Sammy
John Saxon ... Phil Adamson
Nicholas Campbell ... Billy 'The Kid' Brooker
Don Francks ... Elder
Cedric Smith ... Gary 'The Blacksmith' Black
Judy Foster ... Candy
Robert Haley Robert Haley ... P.J.
George Buza ... Meatball
David Graham David Graham ... Stoner
David Petersen ... Slezak
Chuck Chandler Chuck Chandler ... Edmonton Track Announcer
Cheri Hilsabeck Cheri Hilsabeck ... Hitchhiker
Sonya Ratke Sonya Ratke ... Hitchhiker
Michael Bell ... Chuck Randall
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Storyline

The famous drag racer Lonnie 'Lucky Man' Johnson is the star of the Fast Company, managed by the corrupt Phil Adamson Lonnie is the mentor of the promising funny car racer Billy 'The Kid' Brocker. When Adamson makes a deal with Lonnie's competitor Gary 'The Blacksmith' Black, he takes the funny car from Lonnie and Billy. But they decide to steal the car and run independently in the next race. But Adamson intends to use any means to stop Loonie. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Strap yourself into a car that flies 240 miles an hour down a quarter mile track. See more »

Genres:

Drama | Sport

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »
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Country:

Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 August 1979 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

10.000 PS - Vollgasrausch im Grenzbereich See more »

Filming Locations:

Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

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Budget:

CAD1,200,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The last film of Claudia Jennings. She died in a car crash the following year. See more »

Goofs

When Lonnie Johnson blows up the Top Fueler at the end of the quarter mile you see the truck towing it and the cable that is hooked to the race car. See more »

Quotes

Elder: What are you gonna do now?
Lonnie 'Lucky Man' Johnson: We will enjoy our life.
Sammy: Yes, at least for one week.
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Featured in Fear of the Flesh: The Making of 'The Fly' (2005) See more »

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Cronenberg's real monster
18 January 1999 | by Max_RennSee all my reviews

Stuck between "Scanners" and "The Brood", "Fast Company" is quite a strange movie among David Cronenberg's filmography. Apparently giving away his ambitious and usual themes, Cronenberg makes a pure entertainment, very close to Burt Reynolds' universe ! So what happened? Cronenberg's attachment to this film leads us to think it could be hiding something deeper. And in fact, one of the main Cronenbergian obsessions is the subject of the film : the car races are a metaphoric expression of "the re-building of the human body by technology". Is the movie any good ? Well, for a Cronenberg fan, it's quite interesting. Others should watch a REAL Burt Reynold movie !


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