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Burnout (1979)

PG | | Drama, Sport | April 1979 (USA)
Troubled teenager Scott aspires to be a professional drag race car driver. Scott makes several faltering attempts to break into the world of drag racing with the help of his affluent ... See full summary »

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Martin J. Rosen
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Cast

Cast overview:
Mark Schneider ... Scott
Bob Louden Bob Louden ... (as Robert Louden)
John Zenda John Zenda
Crystal Ramar Crystal Ramar
Randy Troxel Randy Troxel
Jerry Jones Jerry Jones
Marvin Graham Marvin Graham
Tony Nancy Tony Nancy
Dale Funk Dale Funk
Linda Vaughn Linda Vaughn
Eloise Buford Eloise Buford
Darryl Buehl Darryl Buehl
Nick Cirino Nick Cirino
Walter Rhodes Walter Rhodes
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Troubled teenager Scott aspires to be a professional drag race car driver. Scott makes several faltering attempts to break into the world of drag racing with the help of his affluent businessman father Jeff. Undaunted, Scott decides to spurn Jeff's advice by branching out on his own by going on the road as a gopher for a successful drag race car driver. Written by Woodyanders

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The Fastest Dragsters... The Wildest Women... And A Driver Who Had To Have Them Both!

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Drama | Sport

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PG | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

April 1979 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Las Vegas, Nevada, USA See more »

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Sonrisa Productions See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

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Color
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Crazy Credits

This picture is dedicated to the men and women in drag racing -- they are all winners. See more »

Connections

Edited into Dusk to Dawn Drive-In Trash-o-Rama Show Vol. 10 (2007) See more »

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Treat Me Like a Stranger
Sung by April Fulladosa & Peter Dobson
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A semi-movie at best
17 March 2017 | by Red-BarracudaSee all my reviews

There is a good film below the surface in this Crown International release. But alas Burnout fails to deliver ultimately. Its main problem I would say is that there is so little material that the run-time has been padded out with an awful lot of real footage from the racing circuit. This stuff lends the film a bit of atmosphere to a certain extent but it definitely is over-used. The main feeling is that Crown cobbled this one together quickly and cheaply with a minimum of film-making and a considerable amount of stock footage to bring it up to an acceptable running time.

The story focuses on a teenager who looks to be not a day under thirty, as he tries to become a drag racing driver. Add in some drama pertaining to his rich, disappointed father and you have the bare bones of a narrative. There's just not really enough on screen to get involved with here and it probably works best as a nuts and bolts look at the goings on at a drag racing circuit in the 70's; beyond that its honestly slim pickings at best.


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