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Stroker Ace (1983)

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 »

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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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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

Gross USA:

$13,000,000
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Company Credits

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Fifth action car stunt comedy from the team of director Hal Needham and star actor Burt Reynolds. The earlier movies had been Smokey and the Bandit (1977), The Cannonball Run (1981), Hooper (1978) and Smokey and the Bandit II (1980). See more »

Goofs

In the group of cars that routinely raced around Stroker Ace in every race was a #77, a white 1977 Monte Carlo. The movie supposedly takes place in the early 80s after NASCAR downsized the cars and this Montel Carlo would not have been legal to race in the series anymore. See more »

Quotes

Lugs Harvey: [Torkle has his hand on the car] Don't lean on the car. Nobody touches the car. Not EVER!
[Arnold glares at him]
Lugs Harvey: Except you! You can touch it any time you want!
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Connections

Featured in At the Movies: The Stinkers of 1983 (1983) See more »

Soundtracks

Southern Lovin'
Written by Jim Weatherly (as James D. Weatherly)
Performed by The Marshall Tucker Band
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Stroker Ace Curse?
13 July 2007 | by outlaw_the-1See all my reviews

In the Nascar Fan Base there is a Curse associated with this movie. For all the Race care divers and how it affected their Carers after the movie. Even the Actors & Director seem to be affected also. Only 2 Drivers were able to contend for more championships and a lot of them have Died or been Killed, Race teams have been disbanded or not been competitive.

Most of the Actors have fallen off the charts from were they were before the movie came out. Both Hal Needems Movies (production co.) and Race team is no more.

It is a good movie to look to the older days of Nascar. But You might even consider that some of the Tracks that they were racing on then are not on the schedule now either so maybe that was another part of the curse?


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