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Smokey and the Hotwire Gang (1979)

PG | | Action, Comedy | May 1979 (USA)
CB runaways attempt to rob an armored car.

Director:

Anthony Cardoza

Writer:

T. Gary Cardoza
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Cast

Credited cast:
James Keach ... Joshua
Stanley Livingston ... Russ
Tony Lorea Tony Lorea ... Filbert
Alvy Moore ... Sheriff Flower
Skip Young ... Jr. Tedo
Carla Ziegfeld Carla Ziegfeld ... Hotwire
George Barris ... Billy The Kid
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Timothy C. Burns Timothy C. Burns ... Joe the Wheelman
Randee Lynne Jensen ... Cheryle
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CB runaways attempt to rob an armored car.

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Taglines:

It's Heavy Truckin', Hard Drivin', and Free Lovin'! See more »

Genres:

Action | Comedy

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »
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Tony Sirico, aka "Pauly Walnuts" of The Sopranos, appears as one of the goons. See more »

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References Dirty Harry (1971) See more »

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Fails in every way you can think of
5 September 2015 | by Wizard-8See all my reviews

I remember I kept seeing this movie at my favorite video rental store as a teenager, but something about it suggested it was a real stinker, so I never rented it. But a few days ago, I got the DVD of the movie as a birthday present, so I thought I might as well watch it - it was free after all. It didn't take long into watching the movie to realize my instincts all those years ago were correct. This is a bad, bad, BAD movie! There is almost no plot, and what little plot there is is made to be utterly confusing with the movie's penchant for cutting back and forth to a huge number of characters. Speaking of the characters, the level of acting is extremely amateurish, even by the one so-called name actor of the entire cast (James Keach). When it comes to vehicular action, the movie is dead in the water - there are almost no chases or stunts, and the little there is has been staged with no passion at all. And while the movie is advertised as a comedy, the only laugh I got was during the closing credits, which list a huge number of people who worked on the movie with the last name "Cardoza" - the same last name of the director and the producer. I wouldn't be surprised if the Cardoza family does not bring up this movie during family reunions.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

May 1979 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Mafia Lady See more »

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Ace Pix International See more »
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Mono

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Color
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