Fast Company (1979)


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Amidst such formative shockers as Shivers, Rabid and The Brood, writer/director David Cronenberg dashed off this semi-documentary. Fast Company relates the life story of race car champion Lonnie Johnson. The ubiquitous William Smith, veteran of many a low-budget cycle flick, is quite convincing as Johnson. The film does not shirk in its depiction of the principal character's womanizing, which in itself is surprisingly endearing. Cronenberg also offers an indictment against corporate sponsors who … More

Rating: PG
Genre: Drama, Action & Adventure, Art House & International, Cult Movies
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Written By: David Cronenberg, Phil Savath, Courtney Smith
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On DVD: Apr 27, 2004
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Critic Reviews for Fast Company

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Full Review… | January 26, 2006
Time Out
Top Critic

Even in a yee-haw drive-in flick about manly men drivin' cars, Cronenberg manages to sneak in some body-consciousness.

Full Review… | July 6, 2010

A sharp experiment in drive-in cinema

Full Review… | February 6, 2010

There is nothing particularly memorable about Fast Company, even at the most superficial level.

Full Review… | June 29, 2009
DVD Review

Fans of well-crafted B movies, on the other hand, will be right at home.

Full Review… | May 25, 2009
Slant Magazine

An enjoyable pedestrian drive-in B-film about drag racing.

Full Review… | February 15, 2007
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