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Banzai Runner (1987)

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A highway patrolman goes after a ring of hit-and-run drivers known as "Banzai runners," who have fast, expensive cars and stage illegal, dangerous high-speed races on the freeways at night.

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... Billy Baxter
... Beck Baxter
... Traven
Barry Sattels ... Osborne
... Syszek
Dawn Schneider ... Shelley
... Maysie
... Winaton
Marylou Kenworthy ... Dallas (as Mary Lou Kenworthy)
John Wheeler ... Hawkins
... Captain Hernandez (as Eric Mason)
... Greg
Steve Jamieson ... Dale
Kim Watkinson ... Moira (as Kim Knode)
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A highway patrolman goes after a ring of hit-and-run drivers known as "Banzai runners," who have fast, expensive cars and stage illegal, dangerous high-speed races on the freeways at night.

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When speed is the only thing that counts.

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The cars are the stars ..............
27 May 2010 | by See all my reviews

A very average storyline, 200 m.p.h. cars terrorizing folks in the California desert. One local cop, Dean Stockwell, and his nephew seek revenge against a drug dealer, Billy Drago, a driver who killed Stockwell's brother. Remember all this is happening before drinking and driving was a major offense. The Ferrari, Pantera, and Porches, put you in a time capsule, elevated by Dean Stockwell's genuine acting, Billy Drago playing, well, a deranged Billy Drago, and believe it or not a few chuckles, mostly supplied by sidekick mechanic, Charles Dierkop. "Bonzai Runner" is no masterpiece, but any movie that introduces "girl's speed stripping" has to be cut a little slack. - MERK


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