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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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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Shot in 15 days. 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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Brilliant Movie
2 January 2006 | by shaztransSee all my reviews

I saw this movie on TV many years ago luckily i taped it . and as usually happens lent it out to friends who were also suitably impressed but unfortunately i never got it back . I have been trying for years to get another copy so if anyone knows where i can get a copy i will be thrilled . not only the fast action of the drag racing but the absolutely superb soundtrack by many top artists and some not so well known adds to the edge of the seat excitement . I have watched many other drag racing movies but none holds a candle to this one.not only was the storyline well written it was well acted and i feel that it was totally realistic and totally believable . I wish i could give it more than 10 out of 10


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