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Smokey Bites the Dust (1981)

This movie follows the rivalry between a small-town southern sheriff and a small-town teenaged thief who steals cars and destroys them with the sheriff's daughter by his side.

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Max Apple (screenplay), Brian Williams (story)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jimmy McNichol ... Roscoe Wilton
Janet Julian ... Peggy Sue Turner
Walter Barnes ... Sheriff Turner
Patrick Campbell Patrick Campbell ... Lester
Kari Lizer ... Cindy
John Blyth Barrymore ... Harold
Kedric Wolfe Kedric Wolfe ... Deputy Bentley
William Forsythe ... Kenny (as Bill Forsythe)
Charles Howerton ... Sheriff Bleed
Mel Welles ... Abu Habib Bibubu
Michael Greene ... Tall Arab (as Michael Green)
Don Corey Don Corey ... Short Arab
Dick Miller ... Glen Wilson
Linda Gary Linda Gary ... Woman Sheriff
Adriana Shaw Adriana Shaw ... Woman Deputy
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This movie follows the rivalry between a small-town southern sheriff and a small-town teenaged thief who steals cars and destroys them with the sheriff's daughter by his side.

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Action | Comedy | Romance

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Arabic

Release Date:

October 1981 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Follow That Car See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

New World Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Ryder Sound Services)

Color:

Color (Metrocolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Quotes

Short Arab: [after the Sheiks notice a car crash] What was that?
Abu Habib Bibubu: B flat.
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Alternate Versions

The UK theatrical version is cut by 36 seconds for a 'PG' rating. The '15' rated video release is uncut. See more »

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Features Eat My Dust (1976) See more »

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An enjoyable, but bizarre chase flick
12 September 2018 | by abbazabakyleman-98834See all my reviews

Producer Roger Corman had decided to recycle car chase footage from previous films he was involved in and edited them together in this romp from the latter days of New World Pictures. Jimmy McNichol and Janet Julian are likable enough as the cute young couple on the run from bumbling, but no-nonsense sheriff (Walter Barnes) and other assorted oddball characters. Dick Miller shows up as the angry owner of a car that the two stole right in front of him and spends the rest of his screen time chasing after them in a helicopter.

The rest of the plot is rather flimsy, including three so-called Sheiks who try to trick a local moonshiner and various cars speeding, chasing, and crashing.


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