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Roadhouse 66 (1984)

An ex-rock and roll star teams up with a naive young man to set things right in a small town where the local thugs rule unchallenged.


John Mark Robinson


Galen Lee (screenplay), Galen Lee (story) | 1 more credit »


Complete credited cast:
Willem Dafoe ... Johnny Harte
Judge Reinhold ... Beckman Hallsgood Jr.
Kaaren Lee ... Jesse Duran
Kate Vernon ... Melissa Duran
Stephen Elliott Stephen Elliott ... Sam
Alan Autry ... Hoot
Kevyn Major Howard ... Dink
Peter Van Norden ... Moss
Erica Yohn Erica Yohn ... Thelma
James Intveld ... James Fury
Katie Graves Katie Graves ... Mary Lou
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Beckman driving a '55 Thunderbird on Route 66 hooks up with Johnny after hoodlum Hoot and his gang shoot his car. Continuous conflicts between Hoot and Beckman make Beckman and Johnny determant to teach him a lesson. Written by Edwin Cramer <ecramer@luna.nl>

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Fast, furious and gunning for trouble! See more »


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Did You Know?


During the final scene when Beckman (Judge Reinhold) and Melissa (Kate Vernon) are driving off into the sunset, the music playing is the main theme to the early 60s TV series Route 66. See more »

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Performed by Ronnie Mack
Written by Ronnie Mack and Greg Loeb
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Historic location
3 November 2004 | by lellisonSee all my reviews

Besides being just a fun to watch movie, the on-location filming includes an area of historic significance. Although the location is listed as Kingman, it includes a race sequence to the old gold mining settlement of Oatman, AZ. I recognized many of the landmarks during the race, as well as the community of Oatman. The race turn around point (straw bales) is at the south end of town. The road race is on the original "Route 66", now known on the maps as CR10. It crosses a flat and winds up into the Black Mountains to Sitgreaves Pass, and down into Oatman. The Black Mountains were a significant obstacle to the many who motored west during the great depression, due to steep grades and sharp curves.

Any trip on I40 passing Kingman, AZ should include a side trip through the tourist town of Oatman, which welcomes visitors and is truly a step into the past. Very few sections of Route 66 still exist that are as beautiful as this road. In the bargain, you can see (and stay in) the room in the Oatman Hotel where movie stars Clark Gable and Carol Lombard stayed on their honeymoon in 1939. Several other movies were filmed in Oatman.

Enjoy this fun movie, and enjoy the filming location if you get a chance. You will remember the race sequence from "Roadhouse 66" when you travel this road from Kingman to Oatman.

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31 August 1984 (USA) See more »

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Santa Clarita, California, USA See more »

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