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Speedway Junky (1999)

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A naive drifter runs away from his army father in hopes of making it on the car racing circuit. In Las Vegas, he meets a young scam artist, who develops a crush on him. He is then ... See full summary »

Director:

Nickolas Perry

Writer:

Nickolas Perry
2 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Richard Balin Richard Balin ... Ticket Man
Jaime Bergman ... Bombshell #1
Jesse Bradford ... Johnny
Jordan Brower ... Eric
Susan Gayle Clay Susan Gayle Clay ... Melanie
Tiffani Thiessen ... Wilma Price (as Tiffani-Amber Thiessen)
Lucy Dawn Lucy Dawn ... Raver Girl #1
Kaleb Dixon Kaleb Dixon ... Raver Boy
Shevonne Durkin ... Bridget
Jason Ellsworth Jason Ellsworth ... Store Clerk
Bill Farmer ... Sports Announcer #2 (voice)
Adrienne Frantz ... Kelley
Warren G ... Brentley Shaw
Erik Alexander Gavica Erik Alexander Gavica ... J.T.
Stephanie Granda Stephanie Granda ... Raver Girl #2
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Storyline

A naive drifter runs away from his army father in hopes of making it on the car racing circuit. In Las Vegas, he meets a young scam artist, who develops a crush on him. He is then introduced to a whole gang led by a young hustler. The racer-to-be then gets a lesson in the wild side, getting involved in one situation after another. Patsy Kensit makes a cameo as another hustler and Daryl Hannah appears as the scam artist's surrogate mom. Written by John Sacksteder <jsackste@bellsouth.net>

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There's no place for dreams on the streets of Vegas See more »

Genres:

Crime | Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence, pervasive language, sexual content and drug use | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Feature film debut for Brian Stark, who portrays Pez Boy. See more »

Goofs

When Eric shows his mother to Johnny, he points at the picture in the middle. But in the close-up we actually see the picture to the left. See more »

Quotes

Steve: Evening, losers.
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Burn The Bridge
Written & Performed by
David Grover, Bibi Mcgill, Dave Cole, Theo Welch (BMI)
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One of my favourite films
19 January 2004 | by mannlySee all my reviews

Well, I disagree. I think Speedway Junky was very well acted.

Jordan Brower's heart-felt unrequited love really getting to me. I ended up wishing there was a boy out there like that for me. Daryl Hannah had a good supporting role, as did Jesse.

I thought it was very well done. It won't be everyone's cup of tea, but it's definitely worth watching. I loved it.


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Country:

USA | Israel

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 June 1999 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Speedway Junky See more »

Filming Locations:

California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$1,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$6,900, 3 September 2001

Gross USA:

$17,246

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$17,246
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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