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Midnite Spares (1983)

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In this standard auto-racing-mixed-with-murder tale from Down Under, a gang steals and then strips cars to sell the parts for profit but meets their match when they literally run into Steve, a young racecar driver, and some tow-truck operators. From that point onward, mangled metal appears on the scene regularly, as Steve pursues his career as well as the people who caused his own father's disappearance. Steve has some help from his father's partner Tom (Max Cullen), and his two pit-stop mechanics (Bruce Spence and David Argue), but his love interest Ruth (Gia Carides) is only a token woman in a nearly all-male world. ~ Eleanor Mannikka, Rovi
Rating:
NR
Genre:
Action & Adventure , Drama , Mystery & Suspense
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Cast

Max Cullen
as Tomas
David Argue
as Rabbit
Tony Barry
as Howard
John Clayton
as Vincent
Graeme Blundell
as Sidebottom
Terry Camilleri
as Harry Diaz
John Godden
as Chris the Rat
Amanda Dole
as Janelle
Ray Marshall
as Panton
Lou Brown
as Young Detective
Moya O'Sullivan
as Caravan Lady
Larry Crane
as Jolly Offsider
Martin Phelan
as Foreman
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Audience Reviews for Midnite Spares

Midnite Spares is a fun and entertaining Exploitation film from Australia. The film successfully combines thrilling car races with a good dose of comedy and some decent performances to makes this a fun two hours for the viewer. Although the film could have been better, it's a well made feature that is exciting from start to finish. This is a well crafted movie that overcomes its flaws by delivering some well executed action sequences, which are the film's high point. However at times the story does fall a little flat, you'd wish there be as more thought out, well layered storyline to the film. Nonetheless if you enjoy low budget action flicks, give Midnight Spares a view. This isn't the best film to come out of Australia; however it's not the worst either. The story, like I said is pretty standard stuff, and it is a familiar, almost clich├ęd premise. Yet, it's exciting and exhilarating throughout, and you end up not caring as you watch the film. Midnite Spares is an imperfect picture, but the fun of its content cannot be dismissed. If you love these types of films, you're going to have a blast. I found the film to be a very good one and it definitely has that Cult movie feel to it. This one would definitely appeal to midnight movie fans and it is a movie that manages to go above its flaws and be a worthwhile picture to watch. I heavily recommend this one to anyone looking for an effective piece of cult cinema.

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