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Ford vs. Ferrari

THE ART OF RACING
IN THE RAIN


THE LAST
AMERICAN HERO


TRADING PAINT

Heart Like a Wheel
- The Shirley Muldowney Story


Catch Me If You Can

RUSH

Aloha, Bobby and Rosei

Born to Run

Le Mans

Two-Lane Blacktop

Greased Lightning

Buck Privates
Come Home

Grand Prix

Six Pack

Fever Heat

To Please a Lady

Fireball 500

The Crowd Roars

The World's
Fastest Indian

3 - The Dale
Earnhardt Story

The Big Wheel

Winning

Moonshine Highway

Roar of the Crowd

American Graffiti

Bullitt

Days of Thunder

Hot Rod

Red Line 7000

The California Kid

Thunder in Carolina

Thunder Road


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Ford vs. Ferrari

with Christian Bale, Matt Damon

As Enzo Ferrari's fast Rosso-Corsa racing cars dominate the mid-1960s motorsport world, the American car designer, Carroll Shelby, is forced to retire after winning the demanding 1959 24 Hours of Le Mans endurance race. But, before long, an unexpected proposition by the Vice President of Henry Ford's motor company, Lee Iacocca, will offer an opportunity to beat the Italians at their own game.

Now, under those pressing circumstances, the British sports car driver and racing engineer, Ken Miles, reluctantly agrees to lend a hand and improve the firm's image, as Ford's race team has less than ninety days to rewrite history. As a result, the non-conformist duo comes up with the mighty Ford GT40 Mk I high-performance racing car. Can Shelby and Miles break Ferrari's streak?

Color, 2 hr., 32 min. (2019)

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THE ART OF RACING IN THE RAIN

with Kevin Costner, Milo Ventimiglia, Amanda Seyfried

Through his bond with his owner, aspiring Formula One race car driver Denny Swift, golden retriever Enzo learns that the techniques needed on the racetrack can also be used to successfully navigate the journey of life.

109 min.













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THE LAST AMERICAN HERO

(AKA Hard Driver)

Back in Stock!

Starring Jeff Bridges, Valerie Perrine, Geraldine Fitzgerald, Ned Beatty, Gary Busey, among others.

This is 5 stars if you are a true race fan, a classic movie based on the younger days of Junior Johnson.

(1973) Color, 94 min.














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TRADING PAINT  

with John Travolta & Rosabell Laurenti Sellers

Veteran race car driver Sam Munroe and his son, a fellow driver from a small town, overcome family and professional conflicts, balancing competition, ego, resentment and a racing nemesis to come out stronger on the other side.

87 min.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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) 71 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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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.