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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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Daniel Petrie

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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. His racing career was going in reverse, until six car-crazy kids joined his pit crew and put him back on the track. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Sport

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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 make and model of Brewster Baker's (Kenny Rogers') racing car was a 1970 Chevrolet Camaro race car, and the make and model of the camper van was a 1979 Ford Econoline Holiday Rambler (E-350) motorhome. See more »

Goofs

When Terk arrives at the track and steps out of his camper to greet his fans, the reflection of the sound man holding the boom can be seen in the campers window. 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

Referenced in Mystery Science Theater 3000: Tormented (1992) See more »

Soundtracks

The More I See You
(uncredited)
Music by Harry Warren
Played at the Panhandle Cafe
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Entertaining for the kids, even today.
11 October 2008 | by moviedude1See all my reviews

A former stock car driver attempts to make a comeback with six orphans hanging on his coat tails. Kenny Rogers gets a taste of parenting on the road as he gets adopted by six brothers and sisters without any direction in their lives, except a crooked sheriff who wants to take advantage of their unusual skill.

As an actor, Kenny Rogers holds his own, and his interaction with the kids was good. Along with the growing relationship between him and the children is a young lady, played by Erin Gray, who has designs of her own on Rogers, but can't seem to get a commitment out of him.

Another of the main characters is the only daughter, played by Diane Lane, who has become an accomplished actor on her own. This film came out just after I finished high school and she was, virtually, an unknown (but we all know how that's changed).

As my one line summary states, this film is entertaining for the kids, and parents will even be able to tolerate watching it with their children (especially those who are stock car enthusiasts). 6 out of 10.


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