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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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George Armitage

Writer:

George Armitage
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Gregg Henry ... Brian Edison
Pernell Roberts ... Sheriff Marsden
Robin Mattson ... Jenny
Grant Goodeve ... Sonny Munn
Robert Culp ... T.L. Munn
Royce D. Applegate ... Johnny Hurricane
Topo Swope ... Sprout
Ed Begley Jr. ... Clay
Bruce M. Fischer ... Cannonball
Eric Holland Eric Holland ... Barry Hogue
Julie Gibson Julie Gibson ... Violet
Carmen Argenziano ... Cameraman
Gene Borkan Gene Borkan ... Soundman
Lisa Cori Lisa Cori ... Sheila
Richard Davis 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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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 May 1979 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Hot Rod See more »

Filming Locations:

Alviso, California, USA See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

ABC Circle Films See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Shot in 15 days. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

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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Best car movie ever
10 July 2006 | by dlajeunesseSee all my reviews

By far the best movie I have ever seen. I'm having a hard time remembering as I seen it many years back.This movie deserves to be shown again and I would love to see it released on DVD or any other type of video I could purchase. Does anyone know If a video exists?? Please let me know and how I could obtain a copy. True die hard Willy's coupe fan.This story is based on street racing, that has a great message for all. Racing should be a track event only and no one should race on public streets. The choice of cars was interesting. A Willy's coupe against local boys Oldsmobile 442.Very dramatic story line and a edge of your seat thriller. My hats off to everyone involved in the making of this movie.


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