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Van Nuys Blvd. (1979)

A small-town kid hears about the wild nights of cruising the boulevard in Van Nuys, California. He drives out there to check it out, and gets involved with drag racers, topless dancers and bikers.

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William Sachs

Writer:

William Sachs
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Bill Adler Bill Adler ... Bobby
Cynthia Wood Cynthia Wood ... Moon
Dennis Bowen Dennis Bowen ... Greg
Melissa Prophet Melissa Prophet ... Camille
David Hayward ... Leon Barnes 'Chooch'
Tara Strohmeier ... Wanda
Dana Gladstone ... Officer Albert Zass
Di Ann Monaco Di Ann Monaco ... Motorcycle Girl
Don Sawyer Don Sawyer ... Jason
Jim Kester Jim Kester ... Frankie
Minnie Summers Lindsey ... Nurse Bradley (as Minnie E. Lindsey)
Susanne Severeid ... Jo
Doug Bailey Doug Bailey ... Gas Station Attendant
Aesop Aquarian Aesop Aquarian ... Biker (as Stephen Morrell)
Bella Bruck Bella Bruck ... Mrs. Zass
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Storyline

A small-town kid hears about the wild nights of cruising the boulevard in Van Nuys, California. He drives out there to check it out, and gets involved with drag racers, topless dancers and bikers.

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Taglines:

The Greatest Cruisin' in the Land Takes Place on the Street -- Where it all Began...

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 March 1980 (Finland) See more »

Also Known As:

Febre de Viver See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Director cameo: William Sachs is the bearded driver at Malibu Grand Prix. See more »

Goofs

Footage from the opening montage repeats before the end credits. Director William Sachs claims that the tight budget and shooting schedule precluded filming enough usable establishing footage to avoid repetition. See more »

Quotes

Bobby: If we don't get a doctor down here right now out I'm gonna shut your mouth permanently~!
Nurse: You cant talk to me like that!
Bobby: O I can't cant I?
[slams fist down]
Nurse: Ok,Ok!! Stay right there.
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Connections

References Reefer Madness (1936) See more »

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Disco on the Boulevard
9 September 2016 | by Uriah43See all my reviews

Not content with living in a small town a young man named "Bobby" (Bill Adler) decides to get in his van and drive to Van Nuys Boulevard where he hopes to find plenty of action. Along the way he meets people of a similar mindset which includes regulars on the drag racing circuit by the names of "Chooch" (David Hayward) and "Greg" (Dennis Bowen). He also meets a young woman named "Moon" (Cynthia Wood) who enjoys racing almost as much as he does. Unfortunately, neither of them like to lose and that is where the difficulty begins. Now rather than reveal any more I will just say that this low-budget comedy-action film started off pretty good but seemed to run out of gas after the first 20 minutes or so. There just wasn't enough comedy or high-quality action to keep things interesting. Likewise, the romantic scenes lacked passion and the drama needed significant improvement as well. That being the case, I have rated this movie accordingly. Slightly below average.


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