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Van Nuys Blvd. (1979)

A small-town kid hears about the wild nights of cruising the boulevard in Van Nuys, California. He drives out there to check it out, and gets involved with drag racers, topless dancers and bikers.

Director:

William Sachs

Writer:

William Sachs
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Bill Adler Bill Adler ... Bobby
Cynthia Wood Cynthia Wood ... Moon
Dennis Bowen Dennis Bowen ... Greg
Melissa Prophet Melissa Prophet ... Camille
David Hayward ... Leon Barnes 'Chooch'
Tara Strohmeier ... Wanda
Dana Gladstone ... Officer Albert Zass
Di Ann Monaco Di Ann Monaco ... Motorcycle Girl
Don Sawyer Don Sawyer ... Jason
Jim Kester Jim Kester ... Frankie
Minnie Summers Lindsey ... Nurse Bradley (as Minnie E. Lindsey)
Susanne Severeid ... Jo
Doug Bailey Doug Bailey ... Gas Station Attendant
Aesop Aquarian Aesop Aquarian ... Biker (as Stephen Morrell)
Bella Bruck Bella Bruck ... Mrs. Zass
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Storyline

A small-town kid hears about the wild nights of cruising the boulevard in Van Nuys, California. He drives out there to check it out, and gets involved with drag racers, topless dancers and bikers.

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Taglines:

The Greatest Cruisin' in the Land Takes Place on the Street -- Where it all Began...

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 March 1980 (Finland) See more »

Also Known As:

Van Nuys Blvd. See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Marimark Productions See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The song, most likely written for the movie, with the chorus "I Need A Woman," which is a slick modern 70's R&B, was used in the Crown Pictures movie The Hearse, but only the instrumental section and for about five seconds playing in Trish Van Devere's car. It's thus used as cruising music in both films, although this film is all abut cruising. See more »

Goofs

The considerable distance and the intervening high point in the road would have prevented the other characters from being able to immediately tell whether Bobby or Moon had won the drag race. See more »

Quotes

Bobby: If we don't get a doctor down here right now out I'm gonna shut your mouth permanently~!
Nurse: You cant talk to me like that!
Bobby: O I can't cant I?
[slams fist down]
Nurse: Ok,Ok!! Stay right there.
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Fun, and Cynthia...
16 April 2004 | by zzyzzerSee all my reviews

I came across this movie when it was playing on BRAVO, and since they don't show commercials I had no time to get distracted by something else. It's not a particularly good movie, but fun, and something about it kept me watching until 3 in the morning. Probably because I missed the beginning, so I never figured out which guy was the hick, as mentioned on the satelleite summary. That and Cynthia Wood. Wow she looks sweet in this movie. Writer/Director Sachs somehow manages to attach a subplot to no plot. It's an interesting 'slice of life' film that rates high on kitch, low on substance.


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