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Hot Rod (1979)

A drag-racer enters a local championship race. However, he runs up against the town boss, a corrupt sheriff who has already made arrangements to ensure that his own son wins the race.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Brian Edison
... Sheriff Marsden
... Jenny
... Sonny Munn
... T.L. Munn
... Johnny Hurricane
... Sprout
... Clay
... Cannonball
Eric Holland ... Barry Hogue
Julie Gibson ... Violet
... Cameraman
Gene Borkan ... Soundman
Lisa Cori ... Sheila
Richard Davis ... Engineer
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A drag-racer enters a local championship race. However, he runs up against the town boss, a corrupt sheriff who has already made arrangements to ensure that his own son wins the race.

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25 May 1979 (USA)  »

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The black car Brian Edison drives into town and later crashes is a 1964 Plymouth. See more »

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When Sonny Munn blows up the Hemi motor in Brian Edison's Willys, Edison steals another Hemi out of Police Chief Marsden's AMC Matador patrol car. AMC never used Chrysler Hemis. See more »

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Brian Edison: It's slippin' a bit in third gear.
Cannonball: Get me the 9/16th's and the Vise Grips!
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Excellent movie for any car racing fan
11 January 2004 | by See all my reviews

I just love this movie!!! From the first time that I had watched this movie, I just can't get enough of it. I remember first watching it when it re-aired late night on our local ABC channel at 2am in the morning. Ever since then I searched for the movie not knowing that my mother had actually taped the movie. After about eleven years, I watched the movie again. All in all for being a low budget film, I think they did one heck of a job. I also really love the small bits of humor throughout the movie as well as the music and you can't forget the racing!!


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