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Eat My Dust (1976)

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Darlene's into going fast, Hoover's into Darlene, but when they both get into a red-hot race car, the reckless fun accelerates into a trunk-full of hot pursuits.
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ron Howard ... Hoover Niebold
Christopher Norris ... Darlene Kurtz
Brad David ... Billy B. Westerby
Kathy O'Dare Kathy O'Dare ... Miranda Smith
Clint Howard ... George Poole Jr.
Peter Isacksen Peter Isacksen ... Junior Hale (as Pete Isacksen)
Jessica Potter Jessica Potter ... Lallie Chandler
Warren J. Kemmerling ... Sheriff Niebold (as Warren Kemmerling)
Charles Howerton ... Dep. Jay Beah
Kedric Wolfe Kedric Wolfe ... Dep. Brookside
John Kramer John Kramer ... Dep. Sebastiani
W.L. Luckey W.L. Luckey ... Dep. Gallo
Rance Howard ... Clark
Dave Madden ... Big Bubba Jones
Robert Broyles Robert Broyles ... Bud
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Storyline

Darlene's into going fast, Hoover's into Darlene, but when they both get into a red-hot race car, the reckless fun accelerates into a trunk-full of hot pursuits.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

The greatest car chase ever filmed. See cars, boats, buildings destroyed! See more »

Genres:

Action | Comedy | Romance

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 October 1976 (West Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

The Car See more »

Filming Locations:

Castaic, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$300,000 (estimated)
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Company Credits

Production Co:

New World Pictures See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Ryder Sound Services)

Color:

Color (Metrocolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The original title for this film was "The Car." See more »

Goofs

The Police Car that chases Hooker onto a farm changes from a 1972 Plymouth Satellite to a 1968-70 Plymouth Satellite before crashing into the mud puddle. See more »

Quotes

Darlene Kurtz: Going with Hoover? You want my breakfast over the phone?
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Crazy Credits

The cast credits at the end are divided into categories, "the kids", "the cops", "the parents" etc. See more »

Connections

Featured in Crashing on a Dime: The Making of 'Eat My Dust' (2007) See more »

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Hasn't aged well
23 April 2010 | by Wizard-8See all my reviews

"Eat My Dust" was one of producer Roger Corman's biggest hits. Seeing the movie today, most likely you will wonder why. To be sure, top-billed star Ron Howard is a likable actor, but he doesn't get that much of a chance to shine in a movie that's basically centered around one big chase. Speaking of characters, the lead female character is so stuck up and snotty you will wonder why Howard's character is attracted to her. And I'm sure even younger viewers will question how the youths in the movie think that all the destruction they cause is hilarious. I am sure some viewers will dismiss these charges, thinking that they will still get plenty of entertainment from the many, many car chase sequences. Think again. Most of the time, the cars involved in the chase don't seem to be travelling at top speed, and the movie keeps cutting to the idiot sheriff and his dim-witted helpers in sequences that contain no laughs. This movie isn't aggressively bad, but it's flat and unmemorable.


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