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FAST GIRL

Heart Like a Wheel
- The Shirley Muldowney Story

Smokey and the Bandit

The Cannonball Run

Catch Me If You Can

RUSH

Corvette Summer

Eat My Dust

White Lightning

Hells Angels Forever

Aloha, Bobby and Rose

More American Graffiti

Born to Run

Stroker Ace

Grandview, USA

Le Mans

Two-Lane Blacktop

Greased Lightning

Buck Privates
Come Home

Grand Prix

Six-Pack

Hot Rods to Hell

Thunder Alley

Fever Heat

To Please a Lady

Fireball 500

Hollywood Knights

The Crowd Roars

The World's
Fastest Indian

3 - The Dale
Earnhardt Story

The Big Wheel

Winning

Moonshine Highway

Roar of the Crowd

Thunder in Dixie

American Graffiti

Bullitt

Days of Thunder

Dirty Mary, Crazy Larry

Easy Rider

Hot Rod

Red Line 7000

The California Kid

Thunder in Carolina

Thunder Road


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Joyce’s Choices
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Joyce Standridge’s take on these classic automotive movies.


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Price: $14.95

FAST GIRL

with Mircea Monroe, Caroline Rhea and Justin Guarini

Racing is in Alex Johnstone's (Mircea Monroe) blood. It was her father’s life and it ultimately caused his death so her uncle Bill (Dwier Brown), who runs the local speedway, is determined not to lose his niece the way he lost his brother.

But Alex is determined to prove to Bill, to the world, and especially to herself that she has what it takes to be the best in a traditionally male-dominated sport. And when she meets up with handsome professional racecar driver Darryl Sands (Justin Guarini), the emotional stakes are raised even higher.

Will Alex crash and burn or can she carry on her dad's legacy and make her dreams come true?

Color, 85 min. (2008)








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Heart Like a Wheel
- The Shirley Muldowny Story


with Bonnie Bedelia, Beau Bridges, Bruce Barlow, Leo Rossi and Anthony Edwards

Bonnie Bedelia — in the triumphant performance that earned her a Golden Globe® nomination as Best Actress — stars as Shirley "Cha Cha" Muldowney, the young wife and mother who defied the sport of drag racing to become the only female top fuel champion in NHRA® history.

But before she could reach the record books, Shirley had to survive an abusive first marriage, her volatile love affair with fellow racer Connie Kalitta (Beau Bridges of THE KILLING TIME and NORMA RAE), a horrific accident, and a sexist world that tried to stand in the way of one remarkable woman who dared to put her heart on the line.

Anthony Edwards of ER fame co-stars in this Deluxe 25th Anniversary Edition of the film Newsweek called "one of the best American movies of the year," now packed with all-new Bonus Materials featuring racing legends Shirley Muldowney, Don Garlits, Connie Kalitta and much more.


Special Features
- Commentary by director Jonathan Kaplan
- "Shirley Muldowney: Behind the Wheel" featurette with the real Shirley Muldowney and friends
- "Friends - Rivals - Champions" featurette with real-life racers Muldowney, Don Garlits and Connie Kalitta discussing their careers
- Alternate ending
- Poster and still gallery
- Theatrical trailer

Color, Special Edition, runtime 113 min.

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Smokey and the Bandit

with Burt Reynolds, Jackie Gleason, Sally Field,
Jerry Reed, & Mike Henry


The Bandit is hired on to run a tractor trailer full of beer over county lines in hot pursuit by a pesky sheriff.

Color, 96 min, Special Edition with digitally remastered picture and 5.1 Surround Sound audio.


















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The Cannonball Run

with Burt Reynolds, Roger Moore, Farrah Fawcett, Dom Deluise, & Jackie Chan

A wide variety of eccentric competitors participate in a wild and illegal cross-country car race.

Color, 96 min, Special Features.




















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Catch Me If You Can

with Matt Lattanzi and Loryn Locklin


If you can't win the race, move the finish line... A hotshot car racer persuades the class president of a small Minnesota high school to gamble on illegal car races to raise money for their school facing closure.

(1989) Color, 106 min.




















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RUSH

Directed by Ron Howard with Daniel Brühl, Chris Hemsworth, Olivia Wilde, et al.

An extraordinarily

powerful film recounting the merciless 1970s rivalry between Formula One rivals James Hunt and Niki
Lauda.

Color, 123 min.

















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Corvette Summer

with Mark Hamill and Annie Potts


A cherry Corvette Stingray. A gorgeous girl. And a summer in glittery Las Vegas. What more does a guy need for the wildest, weirdest, funniest, freakiest time of his life?

Mark Hamill (Star Wars) and Annie Potts (Designing Women) make comedic and romantic sparks fly in a revved-up tale of car-brained Kenny (Hamill), trailing a Corvette that's mysteriously boosted after his high school shop class restores it to perfection. The trail leads to Fun Capital, USA, and a ditzy diversion (Potts) whose dream is to become – a hooker! This damsel in distress needs a white knight on a candy-apple, metal-flake, superior-mags, mercury-tubes steed – right, Kenny? Both are in for a summer they'll never forget.

(1978) Color, 104 min.








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Eat My Dust

with Ron Howard and Christopher Norris


Put the pedal to the metal and burn rubber with the clutch-popping excitement of Eat My Dust!, starring Ron Howard.

Young Hoover is dying to impress Darlene. She's into going fast, he's into Darlene, but when they both get into a red-hot race car, the reckless fun accelerates into a trunkful of hot pursuits. They're off on the open road for a tire-squealing, fender-bending adventure to who knows where – and all Smokey can do is eat their dust!

 (1976) Color, 89 min.














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White Lightning

with Burt Reynolds, Jennifer Billingsley and Ned Beatty


Burt Reynolds is Gator McKlusky, a moonshine runner who wages war against corrupt police officials in this two-fisted, four-wheeling action extravaganza.

With adrenaline-pumping car chases, bone-crunching brawls and terrific acting by an all-star cast, including Diane Ladd and a very young Laura Dern, White Lightning will give you the jolt of your life!

Gator is serving time in an Arkansas prison when he learns that his brother has been murdered by ruthless Sheriff J.C. Connors (Ned Beatty). Swearing vengeance, Gator agrees to go undercover to expose Connors, going to any lengths to get the goods on the sheriff and make him pay for the crime with his life.

(1973) Color, 101 min.







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Hells Angels Forever

with Sandy Alexander, Ray Archuleta, Sonny Barger, Scott Barnes, and Bo Diddley


What starts off as a squadron of American daredevil bombers in World War II, branded by society as renegades, turns into a revealing ride into the world of honor, violence, and undying passion for motorcycles on the road.

(1983) Color, 93 min.
















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Aloha, Bobby and Rose

with Paul Le Mat and Dianne Hull


In 1970s Hollywood, small-time auto mechanic Bobby (Paul Le Mat) and fast food waitress Rose (Diane Hull) meet and fall in love. They dream of a life in Hawaii, and talk of living there in the near future.

One night, Bobby’s prank of the “fake” robbery of a convenience store with a shotgun backfires: A young shopkeeper is killed in an accidental homicide.

Following the accident, Bobby and Rose become fugitives, and Rose becomes worried about the future of her five-year-old son. They decide to go on the run in Bobby’s 1968 Chevrolet Camaro.

(1975) Color, 88 min.










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More American Graffiti

Ron Howard, Cindy Williams, Charles Martin Smith and Paul Le Mat return in this laugh-filled follow-up look into the lives of the gang from George Lucas’ original coming-of-age classic, American Graffiti.

Set a few years later, the film traces the continuing hopes, dreams and romances of these high school friends. Gone are the sock hops, cruise nights and make-out spots. Now it’s all about campus parties, love- ins and peace rallies – as these friends find themselves in the midst of the amazing era that was the mid-60s.

Featuring a sound track loaded with the period’s greatest hits by Bob Dylan, Donovan, Simon and Garfunkel, The Byrds, the Doors and more, it’s

a story sure to evoke memories of a time when becoming an adult meant laughing, crying and savoring old friendships.

(1973) Color, 1hr, 52 min.








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Born to Run

with Richard Grieco


Stylish film about drag racing, girls, friendship, following dreams and sticking it out.

He’s the reigning king of the blacktop, where there no limits and winning is all that matters.

Color, 97 min, (1993, Made for TV). Rated R.





















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Stroker Ace

with Burt Reynolds, Ned Beatty, Jim Nabors, Parker Stevenson, and Loni Anderson

1983 action comedy film about a NASCAR driver, “Stroker Ace,” played by Burt Reynolds. Stroker Ace, a champion NASCAR driver, is standing at the top of his career, but is getting fed up with having to do as he's told. In between rebelling against his sponsor’s (a fried chicken chain) promotion gimmicks, like making him dress up in giant chicken suit, he spends the rest of the movie trying to bed the buxom Pembrook, who spurns his advances until he grows up a bit.

Along with a famous cast, the film includes appearances by many NASCAR drivers, such as Dale Earnhardt, Richard Petty, Neil Bonnett, Harry Gant, Terry Labonte, Kyle Petty, Benny Parsons, Tim Richmond, Ricky Rudd, Cale Yarborough, and announcers Ken Squier, David Hobbs, and Chris Economaki. The movie was filmed on location at Charlotte Motor Speedway, Talladega Speedway and the Atlanta Motor Speedway. The theme song was performed by Charlie Daniels.


Closed-captioned, Color, DVD, Full Screen,
NTSC, 95 min. (1983)



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Grandview, USA

With Patrick Swayze, Troy Donahue, Jamie Lee Curtis, and C. Thomas Howell.

Love triangle set in small town “Grandview, IL,” featuring Curtis as the owner of the local demo derby venue and Howell and Swayze vying for her affections.

(1984) Color, 97 min.



















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Price: $14.95

Le Mans

with Steve McQueen, Siegfried Rauch,
and Elga Andersen


Steve McQueen is ideally cast as a champion race car driver, participating in the famed 24-hour race headquartered in Le Mans, France. Though dedicated to Going for the Gold, McQueen finds time to romance widowed Elga Andersen. The dramatic angle to this plot wrinkle is that McQueen may well have been responsible for the death of Andersen's husband during a previous car pile-up. Director John Sturges, who'd previously helmed Steve McQueen's legendary motorcycle chase scenes in The Great Escape, was originally slated to direct Le Mans, but withdrew from the project; it was then taken over by Lee H. Katzin of The Phynx. (Hal Erickson, All Movie Guide)

(1971) Color, 106 min.


Remastered May 2011

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Two-Lane Blacktop

With James Taylor, Warren Oates, Laurie Bird & Dennis Wilson


Drag racing east from L.A. in a souped-up ‘55 Chevy are the wayward Driver and Mechanic (singer/songwriter James Taylor and the Beach Boys’ Dennis Wilson, in their only acting roles), accompanied by a tagalong Girl (Laurie Bird). Along the way, they meet Warren Oates, a Pontiac GTO-driving wanderer, and challenge him to a cross-country race.

But no summary can do justice to the existential punch of Two-Lane Blacktop. Maverick director Monte Hellman’s stripped-down narrative, gorgeous widescreen compositions, and sophisticated look at American male obsession make this one of the artistic high points of 1970s cinema, and possibly the greatest road movie ever made.

(1971) Runtime 102 min.







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Greased Lightning

With Richard Pryor, Beau Bridges, Pam Grier, Cleavon Little, Vincent Gardenia, and Richie Havens

This film is based (more or less) on the true life story of Wendell Scott, the first black stock car racing champion in America. The decades-spanning story shows Scott enduring racial slurs, matching heavily sponsored rivals with cars built from junkyard parts, and surviving crashes engineered by competitors.

(1977) Color, 96 min.

Warning: typical Richard Pryor language is not for the faint-of-heart or politically correct!













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Buck Privates Come Home
(Abbott & Costello)

With Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Tom Brown, Joan Fulton, Nat Pendleton

Bud and Lou return to civilian life in this hysterical slapstick adventure that Film Bulletin called “by far the most hilarious comedy ever made by Abbott and Costello.”

Slicker Smith (Abbott) and Herbie Brown (Costello) are caught with Evey, a young stowaway they have smuggled on board their ship when returning from Army duty in Europe. Held by immigration authorities, Evey manages to run away and finds Slicker and Herbie peddling “silk” ties in Times Square. Just when they are about to be arrested, Evey helps them escape. Deciding they need to find someone to adopt Evey, they look for her “Aunt” Sylvia (Joan Fulton).

Sylvia’s fiancé is a midget-car racer certain to win an upcoming race if he can only get his car out of the garage, where it is being held for unpaid bills. Pooling their cash, Slicker and Herbie are helping to get the car on track when the police show up. Herbie accidentally starts the car and leads the police on a madcap cross-country race that’s become one of the most hilarious and memorable in film history.

(1947), B&W, 77 min.

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Grand Prix

with James Garner, Eva Marie Saint, Yves Montand, and more.

Two-Disc Special Edition

Nine races. One champion. James Garner, Yves Montand, Brian Bedford and Antonio Sabato portray Formula I drivers competing to be the best in this slam-you-into-the-driver's seat tale of speed, spectacle and intertwined personal lives. Eva Marie Saint and Toshiro Mifune also star.

John Frankenheimer (who 32 years later would again stomp the pedal to the metal for the car chases of Ronin) directs this winner of 3 Academy Awards, crafting split-screen images to capture the overlapping drama and orchestrating you-are-there POV camerawork to intensify the hard-driving thrills.

Nearly 30 top drivers take part in the excitement, so buckle up, movie fans. Race with the best to the head of the pack.

Originally released in 1966, it was re-mastered in 2006 with many new features:


· New digital transfer from restored 65mm elements with a soundtrack remastered in Dolby Digital 5.1

· "Pushing the Limit: The Making of Grand Prix" - 40th Anniversary making-of documentary

· "Flat Out: Formula One in the Sixties" featurette

· "The Style and Sound of Speed" - a look at the style of Saul Bass and the film's sound design

· "Brands Hatch: Behind the Checkered Flag" - Behind the scenes tour of the famous raceway used in the movie

· "Grand Prix: Challenge of the Champions" - archival 1960s featurette behind-the-scenes at the Grand Prix Theatrical trailer

Color, Closed-captioned, Dolby, Dubbed, DVD, Special Edition, Subtitled, Widescreen, NTSC, Runtime: 176 minutes

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V-1052
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Six-Pack

With Kenny Rogers, Diane Lane, and Erin Gray (1982, DVD 2006)

Kenny Rogers stars as Brewster Baker, a stock car driver chasing a comeback until a gang of expert thieves steals his new engine. But these are no ordinary car strippers: Brewster’s been boosted by a teenage orphan (Oscar nominee Diane Lane, Unfaithful) and her five car-crazy young brothers.

The kids are on the run from a crooked Texas sheriff. Brewster needs a top team of fast mechanics. From small Southern speedways to the NASCAR Grand Nationals, can the most unlikely pit crew in racing history take Baker all the way to the checkered flag?

Anthony Michael Hall (
The Breakfast Club, The Dead Zone), Erin Gray (Silver Spoons), Barry Corbin (One Tree Hill) and Terry Kiser (Weekend At Bernie’s) co-star in this warm and funny family comedy featuring a hot soundtrack of country hits by Kenny Rogers, Crystal Gayle, Merle Haggard and more.

Color, 108 min.

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V-1027
DVD Price: $14.95

Hot Rods to Hell

with Dana Andrews, Jeanne Crain, Mimsy Farmer, Laurie Mock

“These kids have nowhere to go, and they want to get there at 150 miles an hour.” So says a cop about the kids looking for kicks in their souped-up Hot Rods to Hell. Sam Katzman produced this fast-driving drive-in special. Dana Andrews and Jeanne Crain play a straight-arrow couple whose family road trip to a new life in the West becomes a running game of “chicken” with pedal-to=the medal teens. Shout, swerve, gesture, blow your horn, blow your stack – the kids won’t relent. Buckle up. This is where the cult-movie rubber meets the road.

(1967) Color, 92 min.

 




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Thunder Alley

with Annette Funicello, Fabian, Diane McBain, Warren Berlinger, Jan Murray

After a serious accident, a stock car racer joins a "Thrill Circus" where he performs stunts for amusement, but begins to yearn for his professional career again – and the girl helps him get there.


(1967) Color, 90 min.

 

 

 

 

 


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Fever Heat

With Nick Adams, Jeannine Riley, Norman Alden, Vaughn Taylor

“Ace” Jones had been to the top of the dirt track circuits… but fortunes change. Ace was down and looking for a way out. Would he turn his back on a chance for one more big win?

Fever Heat was Nick Adams’ last film (Rebel without a Cause, Picnic, Mr. Roberts among others) before his untimely death. He is joined by a strong cast, including Jeannine Riley (Petticoat Junction) in this passionate look at the skill and intrigue of the roots of auto racing, the dirt oval.


(1968) Color, 109 min.

 

 

 


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To Please a Lady

with Clark Gable, Barbara Stanwyck,
Adolphe Menjou, Will Geer


A ruthless race-car driver falls for a crusading journalist out to clean up the sport.


(1950) B&W, 91 min.


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Fireball 500

with Frankie Avalon, Fabian, Annette Funicello, Chill Wills, Harvey Lembeck

Two race car drivers vie for the same girl as they compete in a cross-country race.

(1966) Color, 92 min.

 

 

 

 

 




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Hollywood Knights

with Tony Danza, Michelle Pfeiffer, Robert Wuhl, and Fran Drescher, Leigh French

Written and directed by Floyd Mutrux (American Hot Wax) The Hollywood Knights was an American Graffiti-like comedy that recounted the antics of a gang of high school students on Halloween night 1965. The film features great music from the 1950s and ’60s. Signed to star was a cast of young actors who would achieve greater fame in the years to come: Tony Danza Michelle Pfeiffer Fran Drescher, and Robert Wuhl.

(1980) Color, 91 min









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THE CROWD ROARS

with James Cagney, Joan Blondell, Ann Dvorak, Eric Linden

Famous motor-racing champion Joe Greer returns to his hometown to compete in a local race. He discovers his younger brother has aspirations to become a racing champion and during the race Joe loses his nerve when another driver his killed, leaving his brother to win. Joe's luck takes a plunge whilst his brother rises to height of fame.

(1932) B&W, 85 min.

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The World's Fastest Indian

with Anthony Hopkins, Iain Rea, Tessa Mitchell


The story of New Zealander Burt Monro who broke the land-speed world record at the Bonneville Salt Flats on his rebuilt 1920 Indian motorcycle.

Color, 127 min, (2006)

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3
The Dale
Earnhardt Story


2-Disc Collector's Edition

Golden Globe and Emmy nominee
Barry Pepper is perfectly cast as NASCAR great Dale Earnhardt in the ESPN original movie “3”

Growing up in the shadow of his father Ralph, Dale Earnhardt is driven to prove that his dreams of professional racing can be a reality.  But when his own son, Dale Jr., wants to follow in his footsteps, Dale reacts the same way as his stubborn father – until a moving realization helps both him and his son fulfill their destinies on the track. 

From his humble beginnings to the triumph and tragedy of his career, this true-life story provides a thrilling look at the man called “The Intimidator” by rivals and friends alike.  Packed with hours of exclusive bonus footage and interviews from the ESPN archives, this 2-disc special edition DVD is the ultimate account of racing’s legendary hero.

BONUS FEATURES
- Exclusive Interviews With Dale Earnhardt
- An Inside Look At The Legend
- Spectacular Racing Footage From Dale's Best Races On ESPN
- The Making Of "3" Featurette
- Documentary On The Life & Legacy Of Dale Earnhardt
- And Much More!

Run Time – 395 Minutes

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The Big Wheel

with Mickey Rooney, Thomas Mitchell, Mary Hatcher, Michael O'Shea, Spring Byington

A mechanic alienates everyone who loves him when he becomes a champion race car driver.


(1949) B&W, 92 min.

 

 



 







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Winning

with Paul Newman, Joanne Woodward, Robert Wagner, Richard Thomas

Fast cars, a hot romance and a behind-the-scenes look at the world famous Indy 500 - Winning has it all. It stars Paul Newman as Frank Capua, a hotshot race car driver who will do anything to win. However, this obsession nearly causes him to lose his wife, Elora (Joanne Woodward), and his friendship with arch-rival Luther Erding (Robert Wagner) along the way.

Released in 1969, Winning features a believable personal drama, spectacular footage of the 1968 Indy 500 with its famous 17-car pileup and a biting look at the people who make their living in the fast lane. It also marks the screen debut of Richard Thomas, who went on to become television's John-Boy of The Waltons.


(1969) Color, 123 min.

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Moonshine Highway

with Kyle MacLachlan, Randy Quaid, Maria del Mar, Alex Carter

Sparks fly when daredevil moonshine runner Jed Muldoon (Kyle MacLachlan) clashes head on with a ruthless sheriff (Randy Quaid) who has a personal score to settle. Muldoon’s need for speed turns into a thrilling race for his life after he begins an affair with the wrong woman – the sheriff’s estranged wife.


(1996) Color, 96 min.

 

 

 




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Roar of the Crowd

with Howard Duff, Helene Stanley, Dave Willock, Louise Arthur

“Johnny Tracy, son of veteran race driver Pop Tracy, is working his way up on the racing circuit, but is urged by his sweetheart, Marcy Parker, to give up the track if he wants to marry her. He persuades her to marry him on the promise that he will quit after racing once in the Indianapolis 500, but he is injured in a qualifying race and goes to work as a spark plug salesman for Mackey, an old family friend. He is a failure at selling but Marcy changes her attitude towards his racing, and he qualifies for the 500. Race-car drivers Johnnie Parsons, Duke Nalon, Manuel Ayulo (not the actor Manuel Ayuso) and Henry Banks play themselves.”   (Les Adams).


(1953) Color, 71 min.




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Thunder in Dixie

with Harry Millard, Judy Lewis,
Nancy Berg, Mike Bradford

In Atlanta's "Dixie 400," racer Ticker Welsh competes against his former partner Mickey Arnold. The sullen Ticker blames Mickey for the death of his fiancée, Edna, 3 months earlier, and intends to revenge himself during the race. Ticker's new girl friend, the widowed Karen Hallett, attempts to dissuade him, as does Mickey's wife, Lili, but Ticker is obdurate. Mickey discloses Edna's infidelity the night of the auto accident, further enraging his old friend. During the "Dixie 400" Ticker's anger backfires and he is injured, while Mickey wins the race. At the hospital Mickey and Ticker renew their friendship, and Karen declares her love for the injured racer.


(1965) B&W, 76 min.







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American Graffiti
(Collector’s Edition)

with Richard Dreyfuss, Ron Howard, Paul Le Mat, Charles Martin Smith, Cindy Williams

A look at one hectic night in the life of a group of high school friends just before they go off to college, jobs, or the army in 1962. The film ranks No. 77 on the American Film Institute's list of all-time greatest American movies.


This Special Edition includes a documentary, "The Making of American Graffiti" featuring interviews with director George Lucas, executive producer 'Francis Coppola' and other cast and crew members, never-before-seen screen tests, and production photographs.

(1973) Color, 110 min.


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Bullitt

with Steve McQueen, Robert Vaughn, Jacqueline Bisset, Don Gordon, Robert Duvall

When mobsters kill the witness he was assigned to protect, a dedicated policeman investigates the case on his own. Steve McQueen's on target in the definitive police/action thriller, featuring one of the screen's great car chases through San Francisco streets.


(1968) Color, 114 min.

 








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Days of Thunder

with Tom Cruise, Nicole Kidman, Robert Duvall, Randy Quaid, Cary Elwes

Cole Trickle enters the high-pressure world of NASCAR racing. He's a hot driver with a hot temper, and this attitude gets him into trouble not only with other drivers, but members of his own team as well.

(1990) Color, 107 min.


 


 

 

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Dirty Mary, Crazy Larry
(Supercharger Edition)

with Peter Fonda, Susan George, Adam Roarke, Kenneth Tobey, Eugene Daniels

Mary and Larry are two lovers who, with Larry's ace mechanic, kidnap the daughter of a grocery story owner, and make off with the ransom. They are chased over hill, over dale by the cops, who deploy everything from 426 Hemis to helicopters to stop Larry's Dodge Charger. Special features in Supercharger Edition include: Ride the Wild Side: An all-new documentary featuring interviews with director John Hough and stars Peter Fonda and Susan George; 1969 Dodge Charger commercial; Commentary with director John Hough, moderated by Perry Martin; Talent Bios; Theatrical trailers; TV & radio spots; Poster & still gallery.


(1974) Color, 93 min.





 

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Easy Rider

with Peter Fonda, Dennis Hopper, Jack Nicholson, Tita Colorado, Warren Finnerty.
Phil Spector


Academy Award winner Jack Nicholson stars with Peter Fonda and Dennis Hopper (who also directs) in this unconventional classic which Time hails as "one of the ten most important pictures of the decade." Experience the real, uncensored ‘60s counterculture in this compelling mixture of drugs, sex and armchair politics. In the role that catapulted him to stardom, Jack Nicholson portrays an alcoholic attorney who hooks up with two part-time, drug-dealing motorcyclists (Fonda and Hopper) in search of their "American Dream."

Heading from California to New Orleans, they sample the highs and lows of America the Beautiful in a stoned-out quest for life's true meaning. Nominated for an Academy Award (1969) for Best Screenplay (written by Peter Fonda, Dennis Hopper and Terry Southern), Easy Rider continues to touch a chord with audiences of all ages. Includes Making-Of Featurette: Easy Rider: Shaking the Cage featuring new interviews with Peter Fonda, Dennis Hopper and more.

(1969) Color, 95 min.

 



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Hot Rod
(a.k.a. Rebel of the Road)

with Gregg Henry, Pernell Roberts, Robin Mattson, Grant Goodeve, Robert Culp,
Ed Begley Jr.


The plot in this one has our hero Brian Addison (Henry) heading to the fictional Munn's Rootbeer Drag Race Nationals held in Lyons, California (the racing scenes were filmed at Fremont, CA). Addison is driving a 1965 Plymouth that is short on looks but is filled with a fire-breathing 426-Hemi. Meanwhile, papa-Munn (Culp) has the drag races fixed so that his kid, Sonny Munn (Goodeve), will win the races and go on to certain fame-and-fortune. How does he do that? Every competitor that doesn't run a Munn's decal on his car gets harassed by the local corrupt cops. Addison immediately develops an adversarial relationship with Sonny Munn, who drives a hopped-up 1969 Olds Cutlass. Their first confrontation in a street race results in Addison's Plymouth being destroyed in a crash. A sympathetic junkyard owner gives Addison a 1941 Willys if he promises to beat the hated Munns. The speed-shop owner throws in a 6-71 GMC blower just for kicks, and Brian installs the Hemi engine from the Plymouth into the Willys. Well, alright! Sonny Munn, with the cops’ help, then steals the Willys and blows the Hemi by over-revving it. Brian's only hope is to steal another Hemi engine out of a local police car so that he can continue to race. Lyons, CA, apparently is the only place on the planet with Hemi-engined AMC Matador police cars, but don't get sidetracked with details… Does he eventually defeat Sonny Munn in the Nationals to preserve the honor of good guys everywhere? Do you have to ask? The story is preposterous, the acting is horrible, and the writing is ridiculous, but this one is still a must-see!


(1979) Color

 

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Red Line 7000

with James Caan, Laura Devon, Gail Hire, Charlene Holt, John Robert Crawford

The story of three racing drivers and the three women who constantly have to worry for the lives of their boyfriends. Jim Loomis and Mike Marsh drive for Pat Cassarian. Jim is expecting his fiancée Holly, but before she arrives, he dies in a race. Since she hasn't got the money to travel back, she stays. The young and very ambitious talent Ned Arp joins the team and immediately starts wooing Pat's sister Julie. Third in the team is womanizer Dan McCall, who brings with him his current girlfriend Gabrielle from Paris. So the basic theme of this soap is "Who with whom?"

(1965) Color, 110 min.

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The California Kid

with Nick Nolte, Michelle Phillips, Stuart Margolin, Vic Morrow, Martin Sheen

A forgotten action gem about a young man (Sheen) who faces off against the sinister sheriff (Morrow) who killed his brother. Featuring the most daring and amazing car chases this side of Bullitt, The California Kid burns rubber with a dynamite cast, including Academy Award nominee Nick Nolte. Vic Morrow turns in one of his finest performances as the twisted sheriff, a man with nasty habits that must be seen to be believed. A wonderful, action-packed film, filled with exotic antique cars and beautiful mountain vistas.

(1974) Color, 74 min.











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Thunder in Carolina

With Rory Calhoun, Alan Hale, Connie Hines

A legendary stock car racer (Rory Calhoun) is fast on the track and faster with the women in his life, leading to action on and off the speedway. Calhoun is forced to retire after a nasty crash that left one leg permanently injured. With nothing much to do, Calhoun takes a young garage owner, John Gentry, under his wing and teaches the eager mechanic how to race. Gentry soon becomes obsessed with racing and practically forces his beautiful wife, Connie Hines (Mister Ed), into Calhoun’s arms after he (Gentry) has become smitten with a racetrack groupie. Realizing that he has made a mistake, Calhoun cooks up a plan to snap Gentry back to reality, and reunite him with his wife. Alan Hale Jr. (Gilligan s Island’s beloved The Skipper) is the happy-go-lucky mechanic.

Filmed on the same South Carolina track as Tom Cruise’s Days of Thunder thirty years later, the Southern 500 was considered the World Series of Stock Car Racing. Appearances by Buck Baker, Joe Caspolich, Neil Castles, Sr., Joe Eubanks, Shep Langdon, Francis Thompson, Curtis Turner, Joe Weatherly.

(1963) Color, 92 min.


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Thunder Road

with Robert Mitchum, Gene Barry, Jacques Aubuchon, Keely Smith

Transporting illegal alcohol over dark two-lane mountain highways, Lucas Doolin (Robert Mitchum) races wildly through the night, crashing road blocks and outrunning ambushes, defying anyone who tries to stop him. A man has a right to do anything, he says, including making whiskey, as long as he makes it on his own land. But when ruthless racketeers muscle in on Doolin's territory and kill one of his men in the process, the Kentucky bootlegger declares war, fiercely determined to maintain his hard-won business and independence...even if it costs him his life.

Boasting breathtaking auto chase scenes and a superb performance from Robert Mitchum, Thunder Road is breathtaking excitement, the most exhilarating road thriller of them all.

(1958) B&W, 92 min.