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 »
A wide variety of eccentric competitors participate in a wild and illegal cross-country road race. However, the eccentric entrants will do anything to win the road race, including low-down, dirty tricks.
Big and Little Enos are opening a sea food restaurant. They bet Sheriff Buford T. Justice that he cannot drive from Miami to the Enos ranch in Texas in a given amount of time. If Buford loses he has to give up his badge.
Stroker Ace, a champion NASCAR driver, is standing at the top of his career, but is getting fed up with having to do as he's told. In between rebelling against his sponsor (a fried chicken chain)'s promotion gimmicks (like making him dress up in giant chicken suit) he spends the rest of the movie trying to bed the buxom Pembrook.Written by
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This movie was filmed on five different speedway racetracks. They were the the Atlanta Motor Speedway in Georgia; the Daytona International Speeway in Florida; the Charlotte Motor Speedway in North Carolina; the Darlington Raceway in South Carolina and the Talladega SuperSpeedway (then known at the time as the Alabama International Motor Speedway) in Alabama. See more »
There are two #77 cars in the Charlotte race: a red/black car that flips over several times, then a white car that Stroker passes after the restart. See more »
You sort of have to like these Hal Needham/Reynolds movies to like this.
The plot is weak. The dialog is mildly amusing. I found the whole chicken sponsor thing pretty funny though.
Loni Anderson fans might enjoy her ridiculous role as the naive PR person for the chicken chain
There's cleavage shown from time to time which some will appreciate
I have read the book, and the movie is quite different than the book. The book is a series of stories, possibly tall tales, loosely based on the experiences of the writers in racing. It's mostly about sex, heavy drinking and wrecking/racing cars. I enjoyed it a lot. The book is better than the movie IMO
I think Nabors and Reynolds have some funny interactions.
Auto racing is rather limited, probably due to cost. But you do get to see some vintage cars and racing footage
Just remember this is a silly pointless movie, in the spirit of movies like Smokey and the Bandit and maybe you will enjoy it like I do
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