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Roadhouse 66 (1984)

An ex-rock and roll star teams up with a naive young man to set things right in a small town where the local thugs rule unchallenged.


John Mark Robinson


Galen Lee (screenplay), Galen Lee (story) | 1 more credit »


Complete credited cast:
Willem Dafoe ... Johnny Harte
Judge Reinhold ... Beckman Hallsgood Jr.
Kaaren Lee ... Jesse Duran
Kate Vernon ... Melissa Duran
Stephen Elliott Stephen Elliott ... Sam
Alan Autry ... Hoot
Kevyn Major Howard ... Dink
Peter Van Norden ... Moss
Erica Yohn Erica Yohn ... Thelma
James Intveld ... James Fury
Katie Graves Katie Graves ... Mary Lou
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Beckman driving a '55 Thunderbird on Route 66 hooks up with Johnny after hoodlum Hoot and his gang shoot his car. Continuous conflicts between Hoot and Beckman make Beckman and Johnny determant to teach him a lesson. Written by Edwin Cramer <ecramer@luna.nl>

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Fast, furious and gunning for trouble! See more »


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Downtown Kingman, Arizona where the Route 66 big race begins is the same location where Universal Soldier starring Jean-Claude Van Damme was filmed. See more »

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Nostalgic to say the least
28 January 2016 | by GOWBTWSee all my reviews

This movie has a lot to say in it. The open road, the classic cars, the good times, that sort of good things. Well, until a group of hoods run by Hoot (Alan Autry, Bubba on "In The Heat of The Night") shoot a hole in a 1955 Ford Thunderbird driven by a New York college graduate(Judge Reinhold). Judge Reinhold plays Beckman Hallsgood, Jr., the son of a fast food restaurant magnate traveling on Route 66 going from New York to California to attend a meeting. Along the way, he comes across some hoods in a Chevy Bel Aire accosted him, then they shoot a hole in the radiator of his beloved '55 T-Bird. Along the way, Beckham meet a drifter named Johnny Harte (Willem Dafoe), a musician living in obscurity. He knows cars, and he's good with a guitar. Both men head to Kingman, Arizona where Hoot and his crew hang out. There in Kingman, they meet a local mechanic name Jesse (Kaaren Lee) who is a beautiful blonde who is good with a wrench. After finding a radiator, they would be able to move forward. However, with Hoot and his crew around, Beckman decided to enter the car race. After a night of passion for both parties, tragedy strikes. Sam(Stephen Elliott), the junkyard owner who helped Johnny and Beckman dies in a fire that also claims the repaired T-Bird. So Beckman entered the race, driving the Mustang. The race is on, and Johnny enters as well. One member of Hoot's crew turned on him. Just say that it's all good. The most important things I liked about the movie were the cars, and the trains that rolled on by. And the roadhouse they went to: PRICELESS. Get your kicks on Route 66! 4.5 out of 5 stars.

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31 August 1984 (USA) See more »

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Santa Clarita, California, USA See more »

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