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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. See more »

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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

Gross USA:

$20,225,989
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Daniel Petrie: Uncredited, as a man at a trash dumpster. See more »

Goofs

The number 3 race car driven by Ricky Rudd is a Pontiac Grand Prix, which is shown several times at the start of the race. In the crash sequence it is a Buick Regal. See more »

Quotes

Swifty: That's it, Brewster! Drive it 'till you hear glass and smell shit!
Brewster Baker: What'd you say, mister?
Swifty: I said 'where we going, sir?'.
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Alternate Versions

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

Connections

Spin-off Six Pack (1983) See more »

Soundtracks

Hello I Love You
Written by Charles Cochran (uncredited) and Roger Cook (uncredited)
Performed by Crystal Gayle
Courtesy of Liberty Records, a division of Capitol Records, Inc.
Played at the bar in Atlanta
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Great Movie!
11 May 2004 | by amyjo79See all my reviews

This is one of my favorite movies. I can't believe how sensitive some people can be. Yes, "Swifty" has a foul mouth...but Kenny Rogers' character does reprimand him. There are some 'fight' scenes (which i would not describe as 'bloody')...turn the news on, you'll actually see body bags. And yes, Diane Lane does seduce a dirty old man...but she realizes the dangerous situation she put herself in...and i would add at 16/17 her character is much more mature as she has been raising her 5 younger brothers since the death of their parents.

This is a great movie. I watched it plenty of times as a child and if anything it has caused me to like the soundtrack (country songs performed by Kenny Rogers) not cursing up a storm, blood battling, whorish tendencies the previous reviewer would like you to think.

THIS IS A MOVIE...hence, Entertainment value. You want to watch race footage, put on Nascar.

No matter how many times I've watched this movie, I have yet to tire of it.


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