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Hot Rod movies, including Hot Rod 1979.

Hot Rod (1979)

NR 97 min. TV movie. Starring Gregg Henry, Pernell Roberts, Ed Begley Jr., Robert Culp.

This was a made for TV movie. It was shot in 15 days!

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More American Graffiti (1979)

PG 110 min The follow up to American Graffiti. Ron Howard, Bo Hopkins...

More American Graffiti is a 1979 American comedy-drama film written and directed by Bill L. Norton. It is the sequel to the 1973 film American Graffiti. Whereas the first film followed a group of friends during the summer evening before they set off for college, this film shows where the characters from the first film end up a few years later.

Most of the main cast members from the first film returned for the sequel, including Candy Clark, Ron Howard, Paul Le Mat, Cindy Williams, Mackenzie Phillips, Charles Martin Smith, Bo Hopkins, and Harrison Ford. Richard Dreyfuss was the only principal cast member from the original film not to appear in the sequel. It was the final live-action film in which Ron Howard would play a credited, named character. -Wikipedia

The California Kid (1974)

NR 74 min. TV Movie. Starring Martin Sheen, Vic Morrow (Combat!), Nick Nolte, Michelle Phillips, Gary Morgan, and Janit Baldwin.

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American Graffiti (1973)

PG 110 min Ron Howard, Richard Dreyfuss, Charles Martin Smith, Harrison Ford, Cindy Williams, Mackenzie Phillips, Candy Clark, and Paul Le Mat.

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Two Lane Blacktop (1971)

R 102 min. Starring 1955 Chevy! Road trip movie with no real point. Common to 1971.

"Lane Blacktop is a 1971 road movie directed by Monte Hellman, starring singer-songwriter James Taylor, the Beach Boys drummer Dennis Wilson, Warren Oates, and Laurie Bird." -Wikipedia

How did James Taylor and Dennis Wilson get involved with this movie?

"Hellman saw a picture of James Taylor on a billboard on the Sunset Strip and asked the musician to come and do a screen test. Four days before beginning principal photography the role of the Mechanic was still not cast. Hellman was desperate and tested people he met in garages. A friend of casting director Fred Roos suggested musician Dennis Wilson.[9] Wilson was the last actor cast and Hellman chose him because he felt that the musician "had lived that role, that he really grew up with cars".

Regarding the choices for the cars, screenplay writer Rudy Wurlitzer explains, “The GTO is the consumer car par excellence, a metaphor for the consumer culture. It’s absurd, but in a great way. The Chevy is the artist’s car, made and created by people who are in love with the process of building a car.”

Hot Rods to Hell (1967)

NR 92 min.

Dad gets in a car wreck and suffers a serious debilitating injury. Has to abandon his career, and is talked in to buying a motel to generate income. But hot rod punks don't like the new square owner.

Hot Rod Gang (1958)

NR 72 min. Comedy. Directed by Lew Landers. Written by Lou Rusoff. Starring John Ashley, Jody Fair.

"Hot Rod Gang is a 1958 film starring John Ashley. The working title was Hot Rod Rock with the film also released under the title Fury Unleashed. American International Pictures released the film as a double feature with High School Hellcats. The movie features an appearance by Gene Vincent." -Wikipedia

Great Review!

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Hot-Rod Girl (1956)

NR 79 min. Starring Chuck Connors, not as the Rifleman!

"Hot Rod Girl is a 1956 action film directed by Leslie H. Martinson and released by American International Pictures as a double feature with Girls in Prison. It stars Lori Nelson and Chuck Connors." -Wikipedia

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The Devil on Wheels (1947)

NR 67 min. Say your prayers and watch it now! Although it will cost you 67 minutes of your life (not including possible video buffering).