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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 »

Director:

David Cronenberg

Writers:

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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Drag racing: that's what FAST COMPANY is all about. See more »

Genres:

Drama | Sport

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »
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Details

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:

CAD 1,200,000 (estimated)
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The film never saw a proper, wide scale American theatrical run as the US distribution company went bankrupt around the time of release. It did however have a significant release in Canada. See more »

Goofs

In the race between Lonnie and Gary in the funny cars the wheel rims change. At the start they are full dish wheels then at the finish of the race they have changed to five spoke star wheels. 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 The Directors: The Films of David Cronenberg (1999) See more »

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if you want a movie about Canadian drag racing this is it...
13 February 2005 | by mrenautSee all my reviews

Okay it's not the world's greatest movie, or even the greatest movie ever made about drag racing (that would probably be 'Heart Like A Wheel') but it does have its moments and there was a lot of effort put in to ensure the technical side of things was correct. Filmed entirely in Canada around Canadian dragstrips there is a sense of what life on the road is really like. Yes the characters are rather one dimensional - good guys wear white, bad guys wear black and snarl a lot, and the stunts do look like the camera was over-cranked but any true car fan will find it holds their interest, the first time anyway. Especially if you think of it more as a documentary than a movie. Plus the cars and female leads look great. I agree the ending is lousy though.


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