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Eat My Dust! (1976)





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Charles B. Griffith, author of +Little Shop of Horrors, was the writer/director of the low-budget Eat My Dust!. Ron Howard heads the cast as Hoover Niebold, the hell-raising son of rural sheriff Harry Niebold (Warren Kemmerling). The sheriff is forced to chase after his own son when Hoover and his girlfriend Darlene (Christopher Norris) steal a racing car and zoom off to parts unknown. Joining the pursuit is the car's owner, professional racer Big Bubba Jones (Dave Madden). Watch for Ron Howard's dad Rance and brother Clint in supporting parts, and also for Paul Bartel in a bit role.

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Ron Howard
as Hoover Niebold
Christopher Norris
as Darlene Kurtz
Warren Kemmerling
as Sheriff Niebold
Dave Madden
as Big Bubba Jones
Evelyn Russell
as Delores Westerby
Rance Howard
as Deputy Clerk
Kathy O'Dare
as Miranda
Clint Howard
as Georgie
Kedric Wolfe
as Dep. Brookside
Don Brodie
as Old Man Lewis
Harry Frazier
as Farmer Hale
Mickey Fox
as Chloe Smith
Pete Isacksen
as Junior Hale
W.L. Luckey
as Dep. Gallo
Paul Bartel
as Bruno Smith
Lynn Brown
as Hazel Chandler
Margaret Fairchild
as Dorrit Kurtz
John J. Fox
as Willie Kurtz
John Kramer
as Dep. Sebastiani
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Critic Reviews for Eat My Dust!

All Critics (3) unusually tedious chase movie...

Full Review… | January 21, 2008
Reel Film Reviews

just a dumb little car chase movie

Full Review… | October 9, 2007
7M Pictures

...noteworthy mainly because a part of the deal to make it allowed Ron Howard the chance to direct his own next picture.

Full Review… | September 23, 2007
Movie Metropolis

Audience Reviews for Eat My Dust!

There's whiskey and blood on the pavement. Darlene is the hottest girl in town and Hoover has obtained the hottest car in town. Hoover will do anything to impress Darlene so they go on a wild ride of fun and breaking the law. Things get hot, but misinterpreted. There is an obvious short term connection based on the ongoing events, but can Hoover turn this into a long term relationship? "I'm not impressed by reckless driving." Charles Griffith, director of Forbidden Island, The Little Shop of Horrors, Up from the Depths, Smokey Bites and Dust, and Wizards of the Lost Kingdom II, delivers Eat My Dust. The storyline for this picture is fairly straightforward and reminded me for Grand Theft Auto (also with Howard) or The van. The cast includes Ron Howard, Clint Howard, Charles Howerton, and Christopher Norris. "Just because I have a stupid name doesn't mean I'm not worth going with." I am a huge grindhouse movie fan and have been dying to see this for some time. I finally got around to watching this and felt it was just okay (a little like Two-Lane Blacktop). This isn't a classic like Vanishing Point but is a fun movie for the time (more like The Van). Overall, I recommend seeing this if you're a fan of the muscle car or grindhouse genres. "They are not dangerous." Grade: C+

Kevin Robbins
Kevin Robbins

Mindless fluff, certainly nothing deep or meaningful here. Lots of car chases, very fast paced, good cinematography and of course lots of dust! The cast is fine, very 1970's.

James Higgins
James Higgins

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