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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:

Rebel of the Road See more »

Filming Locations:

Alviso, California, USA See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

ABC Circle Films See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

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

Goofs

The steering column in the Willys changes position several times, as does the steering wheel type. 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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Excellent movie for any car racing fan
11 January 2004 | by redrose8181See 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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