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King of the Mountain (1981)

PG | | Drama | 1 May 1981 (USA)
A group of friends race their high-powered cars up and down a dangerous and deadly mountain road known as Mulholland Drive to see who can claim the title of "King of the Hill."

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Steve
... Buddy
... Tina
... Roger
... Cal
... Rick
... Barry Tanner
Sloan Roberts ... Billy T (as Jon Sloan)
Steve Jones ... Policeman
Ashley Cox ... Elaine
... Jamie Winter
... Neighbor
... Fast Joe Otis
Ron Trice ... Keyboard player
Curt Ayers ... Fatburger
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A group of friends race their high-powered cars up and down a dangerous and deadly mountain road known as Mulholland Drive to see who can claim the title of "King of the Hill."

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The race. The risk. The danger. It's worth it all to be...King of the Mountain

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Drama

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1 May 1981 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Le roi de la montagne  »

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Budget:

$2,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$958,637, 3 May 1981, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$1,791,147
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1.85 : 1
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Harry Hamlin's role was intended for Brad Davis, who was fired due to his drug problems. See more »

Quotes

Cal: That's what this business is about...cars that don't run. Know what's worse than a car that won't run? Pushing a car that won't run!
[pauses]
Cal: No.. holding up a dead body..lifting him up, yeah. Especially if it's yours!
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Soundtracks

Where Do I Fit In?
Written by Richard Kerr and Troy Seals
Performed by Deborah Van Valkenburgh
Produced by Jack Nitzsche for North Spur Productions
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Not available on DVD, but now streaming on Amazon Prime!

I first saw this cultural time capsule while working as a movie usher when it first came out in 1981 ... and a few dozen times since then on fuzzy, edited TV broadcasts and VHS. Was finally excited to see it again in high resolution widescreen on Amazon Prime last night ... check it out while it's up! I just love the song and performance of "Dangerous Strangers" by Deborah Van Valkenburgh.


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