Hot Rod (1979)





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Movie Info

A young racer attempts to win a dragstip competition where the outcome has already been fixed by the local mob, in this film alternately known as Hotrod and Rebel of the Road.
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ABC Circle Films


Gregg Henry
as Brian Edson
Pernell Roberts
as Sheriff Marsden
Robert Culp
as T.L. Munn
Royce D. Applegate
as Johnny Hurricane
Topo Swope
as Sprout
Bruce M. Fischer
as Cannonball
Julie Gibson
as Violet
Carmen Argenziano
as Cameraman
Gene Borkan
as Soundman
Richard Davis
as Engineer
Gary Goetzman
as Security Guard
Brian Libby
as Officer
Bill McLean
as Old Starter
Arthur Space
as Norton Erdelatz
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Critic Reviews for Hot Rod

All Critics (2) | Top Critics (1)

If you must see "Hot Rod," bring along something else to do--like a portable DVD player loaded with "Anchorman" or "The Waterboy."

Full Review… | August 2, 2007
New York Post
Top Critic

Not all comedies need to become instant classics -- especially not when they're in the SNL-related canon -- so this film's aim is overambitious but true, earning it a rank far above Superstar or Black Sheep but below Tommy Boy or Happy Gilmore.

Full Review… | August 22, 2007
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Audience Reviews for Hot Rod

I wouldn't say this is the worst movie I've ever seen, but it's definitely down on the back side of the list.

Gaspar Oot
Gaspar Oot

One of my favorite car movies of all time... I have always loved old Willy's and they sure did a great job with this on in the movie.... Some people get this confused with the Hot Rod movie that just came out a couple years ago because there is no image showing here.. This is the made for TV movie from 1979 and its a kick ass movie for a old one that is...

Danielle Proctor
Danielle Proctor

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