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Corvette Summer (1978)




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The Corvette Ken Dantley's (Mark Hamill) class has been restoring in their high-school shop class is nearly completely fixed up. One day, the students walk in and it is gone - apparently stolen. Ken is larking about in Las Vegas when he spies a car that looks suspiciously like the Corvette he knows so well. He begins looking for the car, but in the meantime Vanessa (Annie Potts), propositions him on the street. Intrigued, he follows the girl back to her van, which is equipped with a waterbed. She hopes to use the van as a travelling brothel, with herself as the bill of fare. Instead, she helps him look for the missing car, and as they search, the two of them fall in love. Though praised by critics, Mark Hamill's second starring feature did poorly at the box-office, and stalled his career. Corvette Summer marks the first star appearance by Annie Potts, perhaps better known for her role in the U.S. television show Designing Women.

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Mark Hamill
as Kenneth W. Dantley, Jr.
Annie Potts
as Vanessa
Eugene Roche
as Ed McGrath
Kim Milford
as Wayne Lowry
William Bryant
as Police PR
Jane A. Johnston
as Mrs. Dantley
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Critic Reviews for Corvette Summer

All Critics (7) | Top Critics (3)

As long as one doesn't demand too much of it, Corvette Summer delivers a very pleasant two hours of escape.

Full Review… | July 25, 2007
TIME Magazine
Top Critic

One of Hollywood's better 'growing up' movies.

Full Review… | February 9, 2006
Time Out
Top Critic

Miss Potts may well be a gifted comedienne, but Mr. Robbins never lets her relax enough for the talent to show. Too often, he strains his actors' enthusiasm to the breaking point.

May 9, 2005
New York Times
Top Critic

All in all a very funny movie with enough solid, believable story to take it beyond the realm of teenage summer fare.

Full Review… | October 3, 2006
TV Guide

Works best as a distant memory; trust me on this.

April 17, 2005

Audience Reviews for Corvette Summer

It was enjoyable to see Hamill in something other than Star Wars; and Annie Potts is smokin' hot in this flick.

Phillie Em
Phillie Em

Mainly known for being Mark Hamill's first performance following "Star Wars." A fairly breezy coming-of-age road comedy, created by Matthew Robbins and Hal Barwood, who collaborated many times, highlighted by "Dragonslayer," a personal favorite of mine! The movie goes well throughout until it gets tangled up in its own plot at the end. Hamill gets way-too overworked at times, overacting like he did early in his career. A pretty good late-night bet.

John Miller
John Miller

I really enjoyed this movie, mostly because it stars two of my favourite actors, but it is also a fun comedy adventure about Hamil's character trying to get his car back.

Aj V
Aj V

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