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Roadracers (1994)

Cynical look at a 50's rebellious Rocker who has to confront his future, thugs with knives, and the crooked town sheriff.

Director:

Robert Rodriguez
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
David Arquette ... Dude Delaney
John Hawkes ... Nixer
Salma Hayek ... Donna
Jason Wiles ... Teddy Leather
William Sadler ... Sarge
O'Neal Compton ... J.T.
Christian Klemash Christian Klemash ... Crony 1
Aaron Vaughn Aaron Vaughn ... Crony 2
Tammy Brady Conrad Tammy Brady Conrad ... Julie
Mark Lowenthal Mark Lowenthal ... Rookie
Karen Landry ... Donna's Mom
Lance LeGault ... Donna's Dad (as Lance Le Gault)
Tommy Nix Tommy Nix ... Drummer
Gina Mari Gina Mari ... Wanda
Boti Bliss ... Julie's Friend
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Cynical look at a 50's rebellious Rocker who has to confront his future, thugs with knives, and the crooked town sheriff.

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Genres:

Action | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language and some violence | See all certifications »
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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 July 1994 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Rebel Highway See more »

Filming Locations:

Whittier, California, USA

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Budget:

$1,000,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Wes Craven was originally supposed to direct, but dropped out to direct New Nightmare. See more »

Goofs

Near the beginning of the drag race with Julie's hair on fire, in a wide shot from the front of the cars, Julie's friend can be seen with her sweater on Julie's head before she's seen taking off that sweater to put out the fire a few moments later. See more »

Quotes

Nixer: [Dude has just combed an enormous amount of grease into his hair] Little dab'll do ya.
Dude: Hell on wheels.
[laughs]
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Crazy Credits

At the end of the credits is a cut scene in the movie theatre with the stranger glimpsed briefly the first time. See more »

Connections

Features Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956) See more »

Soundtracks

Don't Let Go
Written by Charles F. Calhoun (as Jesse Stone)
Published by Screen Gems-EMI Music Inc. (BMI)
Performed by Johnny Reno
Courtesy of Rounder Records
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Great movie!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
12 November 2004 | by reno_johnnySee all my reviews

Maybe not one of the best movies ever made, but certainly a true masterpiece of entertaining. It's a typical Roderiquez movie, but has a lot more fun added to it than his other pictures. It's made with a lot of pleasure and it's seen with a lot of pleasure. Even if you don't like rock & roll there's enough for everybody to go around. Especially the dialogs are great: over the top but on the cutting edge. And for the rock & roll fans: it has an outstanding soundtrack. It's only a shame that it hasn't been brought out on cd. And I was disappointed that Johnny Reno (the Sax player) doesn't make such cool music in real than in the movie. And all this is just my humble opinion.


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