Tales from the Crypt (1989–1996)
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King of the Road 

A life on the edge hot rodder named Billy comes to town run by Sheriff Garrett, he immediately dates and romances his daughter with ulterior motives linked to Garrett's past, for which he ... See full summary »

Director:

Tom Holland

Writers:

Steven Dodd (creator), Randall Jahnson (screenplay)
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Cast

Episode complete credited cast:
Raymond J. Barry ... Joe Garrett (as Ray Barry)
Brad Pitt ... Billy
Michelle Bronson Michelle Bronson ... Carey Garrett
Jack Kehler ... Joe's Mechanic (as Jack Keeler)
John Kassir ... Crypt Keeper (voice)
Alva L. Petway Alva L. Petway ... Dispatcher
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A life on the edge hot rodder named Billy comes to town run by Sheriff Garrett, he immediately dates and romances his daughter with ulterior motives linked to Garrett's past, for which he was once a champion of the hot rodding. Will Garrett accept Billy's challenge to the death? Written by daniel gonzalez

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Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 August 1992 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Despite the onscreen credit for the "Two-Fisted Tales" comic book, this was not based on any EC Comic and was actually an original story, and was originally produced for the unsold anthology series Two-Fisted Tales (1992). See more »

Goofs

When Billy's Chevelle crashes into the bulldozer it switches from a 1969 model to a 1968 model (1968 GM A-body hardtops and convertibles have a vent wing glass assembly; 1969 model door glass is a one piece assembly) See more »

Connections

References A Streetcar Named Desire (1951) See more »

Soundtracks

Roll With The Punches
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Written & Performed by Warren Zevon
Zevon Music Inc.
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Young punk vs. old racing legend. It's King of the Road!
7 August 2006 | by blanbrnSee all my reviews

Several years ago when I first saw this episode of "Tales From The Crypt" I felt after the viewing this was one of the better ones. At the time I didn't get HBO, but my aunt did and she had recorded this episode off of HBO on VHS tape. When viewing this I knew that Brad Pitt was about at the time to become an up and coming star, this is one of his earliest roles before his movie stardom. So for all of you Pitt fans, and history buffs watch this episode to see Brad Pitt at his wicked best! In "King of the Road", Pitt plays a young cocky punk drag racer, who thinks he's all it, and combined with a lethal wicked nasty attitude makes him a guy not to mess with. But never fear, he finds his match when he tries to goad a cop and a former old-timer racing legend (Raymond J. Barry) into a drag race. This challenge turns out to be not only just for pride nor bragging rights, but for human life! Also this competition is for the cop's daughter's life who has been kidnapped! Let me say Michelle Bronson is good and sexy as a damsel in distress! I wonder why Michelle Bronson didn't get anymore work in Hollywood, because she's very sexy and beautiful I would like to see her again. Well in the end the young punk learns his lesson in the drag race as a legend with wit, and determination always outsmarts risky danger. Remember the good can die young! In my opinion this is one of the best crypt episodes ever, and a must see for Brad Pitt fans, one of his youngest and earliest roles too.


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