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Van Nuys Blvd. (1979)

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A guy who lives for cars and girls find both on Los Angeles's main drag for cruising in this teen-oriented comedy from the '70s. Bobby (Bill Adler) is a kid from middle-of-nowhere California who is crazy for cars. Bobby's girlfriend Jo (Susanne Severeid) is more interested in settling down than racing, so when he hears about Van Nuys Boulevard in Los Angeles, the number-one place for hot rodders to cruise in California, he hops in his souped-up van and hits the highway. Arriving in L.A. Bobby hits Van Nuys and soon meets a handful of other gearheads, including Chooch (David Hayward), who has been king of the strip for years and lives with his car in his garage; Greg (Dennis Bowen), a nice guy chasing his dream girl; Zass (Dana Gladstone), a hard-nosed cop trying to shut down the hot-rodders; and Wanda (Tara Strohmeier), a beautiful carhop who serves up sex along with cheeseburgers. But things really take a turn for Bobby when he crosses paths with Moon (Cynthia Wood), a pretty girl who also digs cars and whose van is a match for his own. Cynthia Wood, who played Moon, was Playboy Magazine's Playmate of the Year in 1974, and later played a model for the magazine visiting troops in Vietnam in Francis Ford Coppola's Apocalypse Now.

Cast

Di Ann Monaco
as Motorcycle Girl
Jim Kester
as Frankie
Minnie Lindsey
as Nurse Bradley
Bella Bruck
as Mrs. Zass
Mario Bellini
as Sandwich Maker
Rena Harmon
as Mildred
Mike Castle
as T.V. Reporter
Cecil Reddick
as Pig Farmer
Nancy McCauley
as Mooner / Flasher
Brando Caffey
as Disco D.J.
Louis Rivera
as Man in Disco
Jacqueline Jacobs
as Pregnant Lady
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It was infectious in a strange way, but after about an hour of this it begins to drag a bit. The movie ends up not going anywhere.

May 12, 2012 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…

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