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Six Pack (1982)

PG | | Comedy, Drama, Sport | 16 July 1982 (USA)
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Stopping briefly in a small Texas town, an itinerant race car driver finds that his stock car, on a trailer behind his motor home, has just been quickly and expertly stripped. He chases ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Kenny Rogers ... Brewster Baker
Diane Lane ... Breezy
Erin Gray ... Lilah
Barry Corbin ... Sheriff
Terry Kiser ... Terk
Bob Hannah ... Diddler
Tom Abernathy Tom Abernathy ... Louis
Robbie Fleming ... Little Harry
Anthony Michael Hall ... Doc
Robby Still Robby Still ... Swifty
Benji Wilhoite Benji Wilhoite ... Steven
Buddy Baker Buddy Baker ... Himself
Gary McGurrin Gary McGurrin ... Hank
Charles Kahlenberg Charles Kahlenberg ... Stan
Roy Tatum Roy Tatum ... Harley
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Stopping briefly in a small Texas town, an itinerant race car driver finds that his stock car, on a trailer behind his motor home, has just been quickly and expertly stripped. He chases down the miscreants, who turn out to be six orphan children. He has no recourse to the law, for the corrupt local Sheriff takes most of the proceeds of their thievery in exchange for not putting them in an orphanage. They are charming rogues, who are in turn charmed by him. Disliking their arrangement with the Sheriff, they stow away with him, and he finds himself becoming a reluctant father figure. Thanks to their enthusiasm and incredible mechanical know-how, he begins to make a name for himself on the racing circuit. But the Sheriff doesn't take kindly to losing his extra income. Written by Paul Emmons <pemmons@wcupa.edu>

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Kenny Rogers is Brewster Baker. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Sport

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 July 1982 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Brewster et les six chenapans See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,946,418, 18 July 1982

Gross USA:

$20,225,989

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$20,225,989
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The principal photography production shoot for this picture was scheduled at being fifty-one days. See more »

Goofs

The car driven by Baker's nemesis is a Dodge Mirada but is constantly (and incorrectly) referred to as a Buick. See more »

Quotes

Brewster Baker: You watch your mouth, Shiftey!
Swifty: It's Swifty! SWIFTY, you toad sucker!
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Alternate Versions

CBS edited 14 minutes from this film for its 1984 network television premiere. See more »

Connections

Followed by Six Pack (1983) See more »

Soundtracks

Rainbow Stew
Written Merle Haggard (uncredited)
Performed by Merle Haggard
Courtesy of MCA Records, Inc.
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love the kids
1 May 2016 | by SnoopyStyleSee all my reviews

Brewster Baker (Kenny Rogers) is a washed-out race car driver. His car parts get stolen. He chases after the thieves who drive their van off a bridge. Brewster is shocked to find the thieves are actually six kids. He saves the youngest Little Harry from the river. Heather/Breezy (Diane Lane) is the oldest of the orphaned siblings. They steal for corrupt Sheriff Big John (Barry Corbin) to stay together. Brewster is quickly arrested but the kids break him out. His girlfriend bar waitress Lilah (Erin Gray) pushes him to be a reluctant father figure and they become his diminutive pit crew.

Kenny Rogers is not the greatest actor but he's good enough here. I liked this a lot when I was a kid. The six pack is compelling and I really root for them. There's a young Diane Lane and an even younger Anthony Michael Hall. The story is sweet. The kids are all familiar with foul language and Swifty is the loudest. It's a family film of that era. It's also a movie that is always going to have a happy ending. In addition, there is plenty of race track action.


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