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Smokey Bites the Dust (1981)

This movie follows the rivalry between a small-town southern sheriff and a small-town teenaged thief who steals cars and destroys them with the sheriff's daughter by his side.

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Max Apple (screenplay), Brian Williams (story)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jimmy McNichol ... Roscoe Wilton
Janet Julian ... Peggy Sue Turner
Walter Barnes ... Sheriff Turner
Patrick Campbell Patrick Campbell ... Lester
Kari Lizer ... Cindy
John Blyth Barrymore ... Harold
Kedric Wolfe Kedric Wolfe ... Deputy Bentley
William Forsythe ... Kenny (as Bill Forsythe)
Charles Howerton ... Sheriff Bleed
Mel Welles ... Abu Habib Bibubu
Michael Greene ... Tall Arab (as Michael Green)
Don Corey Don Corey ... Short Arab
Dick Miller ... Glen Wilson
Linda Gary Linda Gary ... Woman Sheriff
Adriana Shaw Adriana Shaw ... Woman Deputy
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Storyline

This movie follows the rivalry between a small-town southern sheriff and a small-town teenaged thief who steals cars and destroys them with the sheriff's daughter by his side.

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Action | Comedy | Romance

Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Arabic

Release Date:

October 1981 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Follow That Car See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Ryder Sound Services)

Color:

Color (Metrocolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Quotes

Little Girl: [she and Bentley are witnessing the fight between Kenny and Harold] What are they fighting about?
Deputy Bentley: Who cares?
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Alternate Versions

The UK theatrical version is cut by 36 seconds for a 'PG' rating. The '15' rated video release is uncut. See more »

Connections

Spoofs Smokey and the Bandit (1977) See more »

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Simple car crash movie appeals to kids.
4 April 1999 | by emmSee all my reviews

My childhood days of THE DUKES OF HAZZARD are long gone, which means it's time to dig up what was once grand: car chase movies. This one is special because it's another rip-off of SMOKEY & THE BANDIT, and also another with the name "Smokey" in the title (how many were there???). Every so often, a movie would thrill us living around 1980 over its display of automotive carnage, but haven't we seen enough? It's no better than GRAND THEFT AUTO, another Roger Corman production about high-speed pursuits. Not sounding politically correct in these modern times, kids would've probably liked this cartoonish flick that's been easy to please, as it shows off some over-the-top goofiness and kooky characters, including a "sheik" (!!!). The car crashes are fun to watch for 8-year olds, though. And, yes, no movie is complete without Dick Miller as comedy relief. Likewise, if you've seen one movie, you've seen it all. Diehard fans won't go wrong, but the movie offers absolutely nothing that's new and improved.


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