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Hot Rod (1979)





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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.


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
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."

August 3, 2007 | Rating: 1/4 | Full Review…

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.

August 22, 2007 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

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