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The Dirt Bike Kid (1985)

When his mother sends Jack off with money to buy groceries, he comes home with a magic supercharged dirt bike instead. His mother is furious, but when Jack uses the magic bike to save the ... See full summary »

Director:

Hoite C. Caston

Writers:

David Brandes (screenplay by), Lewis Colick (screenplay by) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Peter Billingsley ... Jack Simmons
Stuart Pankin ... Mr. Hodgkins
Anne Bloom ... Janet Simmons
Patrick Collins ... Mike
Sage Parker Sage Parker ... Miss Clavell
Chad Sheets Chad Sheets ... Bo
Gavin Allen Gavin Allen ... Max
Danny Breen ... Flaherty (as Daniel Breen)
Weasel Forshaw Weasel Forshaw ... Big Slime (as 'Weasel' Forshaw)
John William Galt John William Galt ... Chief
Courtney Kraus Courtney Kraus ... Beth
Holly Schenck Holly Schenck ... Sue
Al Evans Al Evans ... Mr. Zak
Angie Bolling ... Pretty Woman
Gena Sleete Gena Sleete ... Widow White
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When his mother sends Jack off with money to buy groceries, he comes home with a magic supercharged dirt bike instead. His mother is furious, but when Jack uses the magic bike to save the local hot dog stand from the clutches of corrupt big business, he becomes the town hero. Written by Concorde - New Horizons (with permission).

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When the going gets tough... the tough go flying! See more »

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Comedy | Family | Fantasy

Certificate:

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Trivia

Original story creator Julie Corman says during an interview released on the special DVD version of the film that she based The Dirt Bike Kid on experiences with her own children. See more »

Connections

Features Galaga (1981) See more »

Soundtracks

Standing On The Edge Of Love
Performed by Bill Bowersock and John Philip Shenale
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Beware of biker gangs on your front yard!!!
3 February 2004 | by FilmStalkerSee all my reviews

That is what a viewer of this movie could have to Stuart Pankin. This story of boy meets strange and possessed dirt bike has the makings of an AFI top one hundred film. This movie has taught me that dirt bikes with minds of their own are a natural thing. If some of these dirt bikes decide to terrorize greedy bankers along the way, throw them in jail! Don't forget, if your kid watches to much television, just cut the cord.

This movie is KWALITY (not to be confused with quality)with a capital K.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 November 1985 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Crazy Wheels See more »

Filming Locations:

Dallas, Texas, USA

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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