Fast Company (1979)




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When race car driver Lonnie Johnson is replaced by his most fierce competitor, he schemes to steal and race the car in this true story.
Rating: PG
Genre: Action & Adventure , Art House & International , Cult Movies , Drama
Directed By: David Cronenberg
Written By: David Cronenberg , Courtney Smith , Phil Savath
In Theaters: wide
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William Smith
as Lonnie "Lucky Man" Johnson
John Saxon
as Phil Adamson
Nicholas Campbell
as Billy "The Kid" Brocker
Cedric Smith
as Gary `the Blacksmith' Black
George Buza
as Meatball
Chuck Chandler
as Emonton track announcer
Cheri Hilsabeck
as hitchhiker
Sonya Ratke
as hitchhiker
Michael Bell
as Chuck Randall
Douglas Main
as TV Newscaster
Patricia Goodwin
as new Miss Fastco
L. Peter Feldman
as Security Guard
Graham Light
as track official
Fred Hodgson
as TV Camera Crew
Michael Ouellette
as TV Camera Crew
Trevor Yacyshyn
as hot rodder
Robert Hill
as hot rodder
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Critic Reviews for Fast Company

All Critics (8) | Top Critics (1)

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Full Review… | January 25, 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

For diehard Cronenberg fans without the DVD, this [Blu-ray disc] is an easy recommendation for both image quality and bonus content.

Full Review… | June 29, 2009
DVD Review

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

Full Review… | June 29, 2009
DVD Review

Fast Company may not be much more than a footnote in Cronenberg's career, but this disc is a must-own for followers of his work.

Full Review… | May 25, 2009
Slant Magazine

Audience Reviews for Fast Company

Once again Cronenberg in unusual terrain. Who would have though he would do a drag-racing movie? Even though its pretty clean cut and easy watchable. Some love, some intriguers, some actiong, some violence. It's a little bit of everything, though far from his mutilating abnormality in the film-sense.

Anders Ask
Anders Ask

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

Greg Wood
Greg Wood

Cronenberg is the director for hire here, and he has made a sublime racing picture, with an unforgettable cast of characters. Rattling confidently like the ramshackle cars driven by our team, the picture is simultaneously a sports parable about integrity and a deep meditation on the sport of drag racing. You can smell the fuel, the burning rubber, cold dawnings on a deserted racetrack by an alfalfa field, and all those oily characters. You may laugh at the butt rock anthems on the soundtrack, but if you don't root for Lonnie Johnson and Billy, I don't want to know you.

Collier White
Collier White

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