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Running on Empty (1982)

This film collects just what it was like to be in Australia in the early 80's. It's about hot cars, hot chicks and hot times. The story begins when two local street racers agree to race Fox... See full summary »

Director:

John Clark

Writer:

Barry Tomblin
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Terry Serio ... Mike
Deborah Conway Deborah Conway ... Julie
Max Cullen ... Rebel
Richard Moir ... Fox
Penne Hackforth-Jones Penne Hackforth-Jones ... Dave
Vangelis Mourikis ... Tony
Grahame Bond ... Jagger
Bob Barrett Bob Barrett ... Workman
Warren Blondell Warren Blondell ... Lee
Jon Darling Jon Darling ... Workman
Peter Davies Peter Davies ... Ram's Mate
Kristoffer Greaves Kristoffer Greaves ... Starter
Paul Johnstone ... Lecherous Garage Attendant
Chris Haywood ... Photographer
Maurice Hughes Maurice Hughes ... Foreman
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Storyline

This film collects just what it was like to be in Australia in the early 80's. It's about hot cars, hot chicks and hot times. The story begins when two local street racers agree to race Fox, the faster street drag racer there is. After two of the three race rounds, the race is no longer a game, but more of a survival! Written by Graham Wilson Jr <diex@suburbia.net>

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Suddenly it was no longer a game. See more »

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Action | Drama | Sport

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »
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Country:

Australia

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 August 1982 (Australia) See more »

Also Known As:

Fast Lane Fever See more »

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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Cars featured in this movie included a 57 Chevy Coupe, a Ford Falcon GTHO Phase III XY, an HK Monaro, and a Dodge Challenger. See more »

Goofs

In the first drag race of the movie Fox is racing a yellow Holden Monaro. During the burnout the Monaro sounds like a V8. When the Monaro crashes, the hood flies off and a 6 cylinder engine is clearly visible. See more »

Quotes

Rebel: Ay? Sounds like she's got a wobble in the bottom end.
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Connections

Referenced in The Flying Doctors: Is Nothing Sacred? (1986) See more »

Soundtracks

It All Comes Runnin' Back
Sung by Terry Serio
Music & Words by Peter Crosbie & John Clark
Available on Regular Records through WEA
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Cool. Check out the '57 Chev.
13 October 2000 | by The red capsicumSee all my reviews

All time Australian classic car movie. Acting is pretty average and script could use some work BUT the car chases and drag racing scenes are worth it. This has a huge cult following in Australia. Highly recommended for Rev-heads.


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