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Stroker Ace (1983)

The title character, a popular NASCAR driver, clashes with the fried-chicken mogul that sponsors his racing team.

Director:

Hal Needham

Writers:

William Neely (novel), Robert K. Ottum (novel) | 3 more credits »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Burt Reynolds ... Stroker Ace
Ned Beatty ... Clyde Torkle
Jim Nabors ... Lugs
Parker Stevenson ... Aubrey James
Loni Anderson ... Pembrook Feeney
John Byner ... Doc Seegle
Frank O. Hill Frank O. Hill ... Dad Seegle
Cassandra Peterson ... Girl with Lugs
Bubba Smith ... Arnold
Warren Stevens ... Jim Catty
Alfie Wise Alfie Wise ... Charlie
James C. Lewis James C. Lewis ... Crew Chief
Neil Bonnett Neil Bonnett ... NASCAR Driver
Dale Earnhardt Dale Earnhardt ... NASCAR Driver
Harry P. Gant Harry P. Gant ... NASCAR Driver (as Harry Gant)
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Storyline

Stroker Ace, a champion NASCAR driver, is standing at the top of his career, but is getting fed up with having to do as he's told. In between rebelling against his sponsor (a fried chicken chain)'s promotion gimmicks (like making him dress up in giant chicken suit) he spends the rest of the movie trying to bed the buxom Pembrook. Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

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Taglines:

BURT'S BACK . . . With car crashin' & party crashin' as the hassled hunk who drives his car upside down & his women round the bend! [Australia theatrical] See more »


Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 July 1983 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Stand on It See more »

Filming Locations:

Charlotte, North Carolina, USA See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$13,000,000
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

This movie was filmed on five different speedway racetracks. They were the the Atlanta Motor Speedway in Georgia; the Daytona International Speeway in Florida; the Charlotte Motor Speedway in North Carolina; the Darlington Raceway in South Carolina and the Talladega SuperSpeedway (then known at the time as the Alabama International Motor Speedway) in Alabama. See more »

Goofs

While extras fill the lower grandstand, the infield is almost entirely vacant during the upside-down finish at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Empty stands are also obvious during the subsequent winners circle scenes. See more »

Quotes

Stroker Ace: [Punches Aubrey James] Take that, 12.
Lugs HarveyPembrook Feeney: 10.
Stroker Ace: Whatever.
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Connections

Referenced in At the Movies: The Stinkers of 1984 (1985) See more »

Soundtracks

On The Road
Written and Performed by Al Capps
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Pretty good
27 June 2003 | by luigifan88See all my reviews

I'm a big Burt Reynolds fan. This wasn't one of his box office hit movies but it's worth seeing if you like humor. The end where they had the mess-ups were funny too. In one of them Jerry Reed appeared. That was funny. It all depends on the type of comedy. I give it 7/10.


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