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Stroker Ace (1983)

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The title character, a popular NASCAR driver, clashes with the fried-chicken mogul that sponsors his racing team.

Director:

Hal Needham

Writers:

William Neely (novel), Robert K. Ottum (novel) | 3 more credits »
1 win & 4 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Burt Reynolds ... Stroker Ace
Ned Beatty ... Clyde Torkle
Jim Nabors ... Lugs
Parker Stevenson ... Aubrey James
Loni Anderson ... Pembrook Feeney
John Byner ... Doc Seegle
Frank O. Hill Frank O. Hill ... Dad Seegle
Cassandra Peterson ... Girl with Lugs
Bubba Smith ... Arnold
Warren Stevens ... Jim Catty
Alfie Wise Alfie Wise ... Charlie
James C. Lewis James C. Lewis ... Crew Chief
Neil Bonnett Neil Bonnett ... NASCAR Driver
Dale Earnhardt Dale Earnhardt ... NASCAR Driver
Harry P. Gant Harry P. Gant ... NASCAR Driver (as Harry Gant)
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Storyline

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 Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

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He's hot on the track... and off! See more »


Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »

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Trivia

The word stroker, in racing jargon, refers to an after-market crankshaft that increases the engine's stroke, or length of piston travel, which will increase the engine's displacement and therefore the horsepower.

Stroker also refers to a driver who intentionally does not try to "charge to the front" and is content to "ride around" (during the race) and post a "safe" finishing position. Front running race drivers do not like "strokers" for a variety of reasons. See more »

Goofs

When Stroker enters the race track driving a car with only three wheels, using Lugs as a counterbalance, one shot reveals a block attached underneath the car that is actually keeping the car up on three wheels. See more »

Quotes

Stroker Ace: Lugs, who's driving number 10?
Lugs Harvey: What are you talkin' about? You ought to know who that is, it's Aubrey James. He's only been tryin' to kill you for two years!
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Connections

Referenced in Psych: In Plain Fright (2010) See more »

Soundtracks

I Feel A Heartache Comin' On
Written by Al Capps & Phylis Molinary
Produced by Jim Foglesong
Performed by Terri Gibbs
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User Reviews

Stroker Ace
30 May 1999 | by Coxer99See all my reviews

Dreary comedy with Reynolds wasting himself on silly gags as a NASCAR driver going head to head with fried chicken mogul Beatty. Burt even dresses like a chicken and that's pretty much how the film operates. Jim Nabors won a much deserved Razzie for his performance and Anderson is neither sexy nor talented. Burt and director Needham's streak of films came to a crashing halt soon after this mess.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 July 1983 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Stand on It See more »

Filming Locations:

Charlotte, North Carolina, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$4,668,135, 4 July 1983

Gross USA:

$13,000,000

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$13,000,000
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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