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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.

Writers:

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 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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Storyline

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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Genres:

Action | Comedy | Romance

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »
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[first lines]
Sheriff Turner: Bentley, don't reveal your position. This time, we'll get that son of a bitch and bury him under the men's room, then there'll be no more car chases in this town. A man on this force loses another car in pursuit of the suspect, he'll lose two year's pay.
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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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Referenced in The Cinema Snob: Mr. No Legs (2017) See more »

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Late Night Action Screwball Feast!
10 March 2019 | by TobaccoSmokeSee all my reviews

People who rated this down do not know the appeal of loony b-movies. "Smokey Bites The Dust" is for those who appreciate watching a wild escapade while drinking brews and relaxing after an intense week. Plenty of car chases, but what I dig the most are all the rules this movie breaks. You even have a young boy and girl smoking cigarettes by conning people, even police. I don't care what any do-gooder millennial says, it's pretty damn funny! Also, the perfectly laid-back 70's aura drew me in, especially since I'm a 70's junkie (I grew up in that decade). Oh, and because of the fact Jimmy McNichol (Kristy's brother) has the starring role as a car thief and "abductor". Let's just say it's almost as rad as "The Van" and more rad than "Used Cars", both of which are similar in theme. Again, this cult classic is for people who enjoy late-night carefree fun, not for people addicted to Judge Judy reruns.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Arabic

Release Date:

October 1981 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Follow That Car See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Ryder Sound Services)

Color:

Color (Metrocolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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