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Speedtrap (1977)

PG | | Action, Crime, Drama | April 1978 (USA)
After a wave of unsolved car thefts, an insurance company calls in private investigator Pete Nobeck to solve the case. While the chief of police isn't thrilled about having an outsider come... See full summary »

Director:

Earl Bellamy

Writers:

Fred Mintz (story), Henry C. Parke (story) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Joe Don Baker ... Pete Novick
Tyne Daly ... Niffty Nolan
Richard Jaeckel ... Billy
Robert Loggia ... Spillano
Morgan Woodward ... Capt. Hogan
Lana Wood ... New Blossom
Timothy Carey ... Loomis
James Griffith ... Wino
Lucky Hayes Lucky Hayes ... Head Police Dispatcher
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Roberta Collins ... Ms. Hastings, student driver
Larry Dunn Larry Dunn ... Mr Barth - driving instructor
Earl W. Smith ... Frostie
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Storyline

After a wave of unsolved car thefts, an insurance company calls in private investigator Pete Nobeck to solve the case. While the chief of police isn't thrilled about having an outsider come and show up his men, one of the officers is a former girlfriend of Nobeck's who's more than willing to help him out in any way she can. After a long and convoluted investigation with false leads, psychics and the mafia, Nobeck at last unravels the identity of the thief. Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

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Taglines:

Crazy for speed and driving for revenge!

Genres:

Action | Crime | Drama

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

April 1978 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Caçada Alucinante See more »

Filming Locations:

Sonoran Desert, Arizona, USA See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

First Artists, Interamar See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Goofs

The boom microphone dips into the frame when Novick and Loomis walk through the door to enter Spillano's house. It enters the frame again when Novick knocks Loomis to the floor in Spillano's office study. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Missing Reel: Car Chase Pictures (2014) See more »

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Speedtrap
Written by Anthony Harris
Sung by Diane Marchal
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Excellent mix of car chases and character development
17 March 2019 | by abbazabakyleman-98834See all my reviews

Joe Don Baker and Tyne Daly team up in this action thriller as a mismatched pair of cops who try to track down an elusive car thief terrorizing Phoenix, Arizona. A number of well-staged chase scenes are seen throughout and a nice sub-plot involving a drug ring. Earl Bellamy's direction adds a lot of humor and suspense with nice supporting roles by Morgan Woodward, Robert Loggia, Timothy Carey, Richard Jaeckel, and Lana Wood.


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