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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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The danger. The rush. The victory. 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 catches fire, he pulls the safety and hits his fire bottles. In reality the safety is pulled before the run and is re-pinned after the run 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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Referenced in Hollywood North (2003) See more »

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Best, most realistic, drag racing movie ever made
22 April 1999 | by Sheri-10See all my reviews

When I go to see a movie, I try not to tear it apart and deduce what "hidden messages" may or may not be in it. This movie is plainly and simply an excellent movie about a drag racing team and the wrongs dealt them from their sponsor's track rep, and the interesting way they get even with him. The script and dialogue are the most accurate portrayal of the sport that I have seen yet...the producer/writers obviously knew their stuff and have actually *been* to a dragstrip, not merely "speculated" about one.

Highly recommend this movie as one of the "must see"'s for those who are a fan of the sport, or who are even curious to get a taste for it. (This coming from a gal who "grew up on the track".)


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