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Red Line 7000 (1965)

Approved | | Action, Drama, Sport | 9 November 1965 (USA)
The story of three racing drivers and three women, who constantly have to worry for the lives of their boyfriends. Jim Loomis and Mike Marsh drive for Pat Cassarian. Jim expects his fiancée... See full summary »

Director:

Howard Hawks

Writers:

George Kirgo (screenplay), Howard Hawks (story)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
James Caan ... Mike
Laura Devon ... Julie
Gail Hire ... Holly
Charlene Holt ... Lindy
John Robert Crawford John Robert Crawford ... Ned
Marianna Hill ... Gabrielle
Skip Ward ... Dan (as James Ward)
Norman Alden ... Pat
George Takei ... Kato
Diane Strom Diane Strom ... Receptionist
Anthony Rogers Anthony Rogers ... Jim Loomis
Carol Connors ... Waitress
Cissy Wellman ... Waitress
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The story of three racing drivers and three women, who constantly have to worry for the lives of their boyfriends. Jim Loomis and Mike Marsh drive for Pat Cassarian. Jim expects his fiancée Holly, but before she arrives, he dies in a race. Since she doesn't have the money to travel back, she stays. The young and very ambitious talent Ned Arp joins the team, and immediately starts wooing Pat's sister Julie. Third on the team is womanizer Dan McCall, who brings with him his current girlfriend Gabrielle from Paris. So the basic theme of this movie is, "Whom with whom?" Written by Tom Zoerner <Tom.Zoerner@informatik.uni-erlangen.de>

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Here comes the speed breed! See more »

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Action | Drama | Sport

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 November 1965 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Rote Linie 7000 See more »

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Budget:

$2,425,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The magazine Mike Marsh (James Caan) is reading before the Atlanta 500 is the January 1965 issue of Road & Track Magazine. See more »

Goofs

(at around 1h 35 mins) When Mike Marsh ('James Caan') forces Dan ('Skip Ward') off the track, the ramp is visible that launched the car into the air. See more »

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Let Me Find Someone New
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Only James Caan and Marianna Hill are worth watching...
19 July 2000 | by floydsmootSee all my reviews

Red Line 7000, one of Howard Hawks's later films, is generally considered one of his worst, thanks to fake-looking racing scenes, hilariously inappropriate dialogue and musical sequences, and ghastly performances from never-weres such as James Ward, Laura Devon, Gail Hire and particularly John Robert Crawford. But the film is redeemed by the dynamic chemistry between James Caan and the exciting Marianna Hill in their individual scenes together. Caan shows in this film the intensity and talent that would make him one of the best actors of the early-1970s, and Hill's performance, on-par with other memorable Howard Hawks discoveries as Lauren Bacall and Angie Dickinson, makes you wonder why she didn't become a bigger star before fading into obscurity. Particularly memorable are Hill's two lusty dancing sequences, at the nightclub and later in front of the Holiday Inn Pepsi machine, as James Caan observes her from afar. Caan and Hill redeem Red Line 7000 from being a total disaster--the movie should have focused only on their characters and gotten rid of everybody else--but, even with its many weaknesses, the film is still more intriguing than the overrated Grand Prix (1966) anyday.


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