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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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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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Trivia

A TV movie for the Showtime network. See more »

Goofs

When Dude lowers his head and uses his hair to make a grease slick at the skate park, his hair actually wipes up part the grease slick that it's supposed to be leaving behind (this is because the scene was actually shot with David Arquette running his head over an already-present grease slick). See more »

Quotes

Sarge: Hey, now you pay attention to somethin' here. These kids ain't the same anymore, and you know what's behind it all? Rock 'n' roll. That music is turnin' the kids into a bunch of sex hungry, beer drinkin', road racin' werewolves.
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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

References Dragstrip Girl (1957) See more »

Soundtracks

Scream
Written by Ralph Nielsen
Published by Peer Interational Corp.
Performed by Ralph Nielsen and Chan Cellors
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A very entertaining quickie TV movie with a strong performance from David Arquette.
9 November 2003 | by InfofreakSee all my reviews

For a quickie TV movie 'Roadracers' is a hell of a lot of fun. Robert Rodriguez made this homage to AIP in between his astonishing low budget debut 'El Mariachi' and its disappointing sequel 'Desperado'. David Arquette's performance really makes this one work. I often find Arquette's stoner characters to be irritating but he's quite different here, and really good. His greaser character Buddy must decide between playing guitar in a rock'n'roll band or playing the hand destiny has dealt him in a small town that despises him. Rodgriguez regular Salma Hayek plays Arquette's girlfriend, and his geeky best friend who is obsessed with 'Invasion Of The Body Snatchers' is played by John Hawkes who you will probably remember from the opening sequence of 'From Dusk Til Dawn'. And then there's William Sadler as the sheriff who detests Buddy. Sadler's always good no matter what he's in. I can't argue that this is a great movie but it is a very entertaining one, and worth tracking down.


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