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Moving Violation (1976)

PG | | Comedy, Crime, Drama | July 1976 (USA)
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A young drifter (Stephen McHattie) and his newly acquired girlfriend (Kay Lenz) witness a corrupt local Sheriff kill his deputy, soon becoming the prime suspects they set off across country to evade capture.

Director:

Charles S. Dubin

Writers:

David Osterhout (screenplay) (as David R. Osterhout), William W. Norton (screenplay) (as William Norton) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Stephen McHattie ... Eddie Moore
Kay Lenz ... Cam Johnson
Eddie Albert ... Alex Warren
Lonny Chapman ... Sheriff Rankin
Will Geer ... Rockfield
Jack Murdock Jack Murdock ... Bubba
John S. Ragin John S. Ragin ... Agent Shank
Dennis Redfield ... Tylor
Michael Ross Verona Michael Ross Verona ... Harvey
Francis De Sales ... Lawyer (as Francis de Sales)
Dick Miller ... Mack
Richard O'Brien Richard O'Brien ... Police Chief
Paul Linke ... Deputy Frank
Jason Wingreen ... Psychiatrist
George Ball George Ball ... George the Cop
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Storyline

Eddie Moore is a young drifter passing through the small town of Rockfield when suddenly he gets harassed by corrupt sheriff Leroy Rankin and his Deputy, Tylor. Later he meets up with waitress Camille "Cam" Johnson and both skinny dip in a swimming pool owned by H.L. Rockfield, the richest man in the area. Later Tylor shows up at his mansion and starts criticizing his business practices, something that he doesn't know is Sheriff Rankin is also there and hears every word he said, he then shoots Tylor and staggers away and manages to seek refuge in the back of Cam's van. Felling his reputation as Sheriff will be tarnished if anyone finds out about it. He blames Eddie and Cam for the killing and puts out an APB. Endess car chases and shootouts ensue as they try to stay alive. Written by Jmac1988

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If you steal it, roll it and wreck it - you're a Moving Violation. See more »


Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

July 1976 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Escape de pesadilla See more »

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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Ryder Sound Services)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The man portraying H.L. Rockfield's bodyguard was actually one of the union teamster captains. See more »

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Stunt people can be seen throughout all the car chases, some can even be seen wearing crash helmets. See more »

Quotes

Eddie Moore: Even if we do go to trial, who's going to believe what she says or what I say? A bastard with a badge. That's who they'll believe.
Alex Warren: What the hell are you gonna do? Run all your life, like a criminal? Where you gonna go?
Eddie Moore: [loading his gun] We're going to Mexico.
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Referenced in The Illustrated Man with John Solie (2011) See more »

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Written & Performed by Phil Everly
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Drive-in co-feature only for indiscriminate action fans...
5 November 2015 | by moonspinner55See all my reviews

Pretty-boy hitchhiker and a small town waitress witness a shooting between the redneck sheriff and his deputy; they take it on the lam, with the crooked law in hot pursuit. Everything in "Moving Violation" seems misplaced: the actors, the milieu, the music. Despite a screenplay by David Osterhout and the estimable William Norton--plus a potentially strong cast of actors including sexy Kay Lenz and Eddie Albert as a lawyer--this shoestring production from Roger and Julie Corman gets off on the wrong foot and never finds its balance. Leading man Stephen McHattie blithely zips through the whole abysmal shebang on cruise-control, emitting no discernible sparks. * from ****


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