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Roadracers (1994)

Cynical look at a 50's rebellious Rocker who has to confront his future, thugs with knives, and the crooked town sheriff.

Director:

Robert Rodriguez
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
David Arquette ... Dude Delaney
John Hawkes ... Nixer
Salma Hayek ... Donna
Jason Wiles ... Teddy Leather
William Sadler ... Sarge
O'Neal Compton ... J.T.
Christian Klemash Christian Klemash ... Crony 1
Aaron Vaughn Aaron Vaughn ... Crony 2
Tammy Brady Conrad Tammy Brady Conrad ... Julie
Mark Lowenthal Mark Lowenthal ... Rookie
Karen Landry ... Donna's Mom
Lance LeGault ... Donna's Dad (as Lance Le Gault)
Tommy Nix Tommy Nix ... Drummer
Gina Mari Gina Mari ... Wanda
Boti Bliss ... Julie's Friend
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Storyline

Cynical look at a 50's rebellious Rocker who has to confront his future, thugs with knives, and the crooked town sheriff.

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Genres:

Action | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language and some violence | See all certifications »
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Details

Official Sites:

Official Facebook | Official site

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 July 1994 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Rebel Highway See more »

Filming Locations:

Whittier, California, USA

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Budget:

$1,000,000 (estimated)
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Wes Craven was originally supposed to direct, but dropped out to direct New Nightmare. See more »

Goofs

Near the beginning of the drag race with Julie's hair on fire, in a wide shot from the front of the cars, Julie's friend can be seen with her sweater on Julie's head before she's seen taking off that sweater to put out the fire a few moments later. See more »

Quotes

Nixer: [Dude has just combed an enormous amount of grease into his hair] Little dab'll do ya.
Dude: Hell on wheels.
[laughs]
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Crazy Credits

At the end of the credits is a cut scene in the movie theatre with the stranger glimpsed briefly the first time. See more »

Connections

Edited into Rebel Highway: Roadracers (1994) See more »

Soundtracks

Ace of Spades
Written by Link Wray (as F.L. Wray, Sr.) and Milt Grant (as M. Cooper)
Published by Vernon Wray Music/Andval Music (BMI)
Performed by Vernon Wray
Courtesy of Rollercoaster Records, England
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This sleeper needs DVD release
14 May 2005 | by Joe-146See all my reviews

A friend of mine saw this movie on Showtime & recommended it. I had the good fortune to rent - & later buy the laserdisc version which includes a Director's commentary track. The film's good, but RR's commentary makes it MUCH better. Hearing how he ended up getting this gig, what exactly he was given to work with and how he ended up with the film you're watching, is another great story for fans of the director or just film-making in general. On the comment track he alludes to lots of other material that he has from this project, like videos made during production, and makes an offhand comment to the effect that 'someday if this ever comes out on DVD....' Well, I for one would stand in line for a copy. If you enjoy the 10 minute film school features & other extras on RR's DVDs, you too should petition the powers that be to release RoadRacers on DVD - along with the original (&/or new) commentary track & extras.

It's am important step in Rodriguez' evolution from maverick indy to maverick big-league filmmaker. A DVD version would be a must-have for any fan.


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