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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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Trivia

Shot entirely in 13 days. See more »

Goofs

The grease slick on the skate arena goes from a thin splotch to a large puddle, after Donna passes through it. See more »

Quotes

Nixer: [trying to convince Dude not to go to the rumble] I know you hate this town. I know you hate Teddy. I do, too. But I also know you love your music. So fight for what you love, not for what you hate.
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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

Stutterin' Cindy
Written by Charlie Feathers
Published by Rollabilly Music (BMI)
Performed by Charlie Feathers
Courtesy of Norton Rees
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boy meets girl
5 May 2000 | by Soul ManSee all my reviews

Roadracers is one of those brilliant films that hardly anybody knows about. It was made for TV, but don't let that scare you away. Rodriguez once again proves what a genius he really is. The music, the everything... there is no redundancy in this film, every but of dialogue is carefully plotted out. Scenes like the grease on the rollerskating rink should have gone down in histpory with classics like "frankly my dear, i dont give a damn" or the Graduate's leg-angle. Notice the names: Dude and Donna (= boy and girl). The film was most definately inspired by Copela's Ruble Fish. Please, if you haven't yet, see this masterpiece, it's definately worth your while.


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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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