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King of the Mountain (1981)

PG | | Drama | 1 May 1981 (USA)
A group of friends race their high-powered cars up and down a dangerous and deadly mountain road known as Mulholland Drive to see who can claim the title of "King of the Hill."

Director:

Noel Nosseck

Writers:

David Barry (article), Leigh Chapman | 1 more credit »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Harry Hamlin ... Steve
Joseph Bottoms ... Buddy
Deborah Van Valkenburgh ... Tina
Richard Cox ... Roger
Dennis Hopper ... Cal
Dan Haggerty ... Rick
Seymour Cassel ... Barry Tanner
Sloan Roberts Sloan Roberts ... Billy T (as Jon Sloan)
Steve Jones Steve Jones ... Policeman
Ashley Cox ... Elaine
Lillian Müller ... Jamie Winter
Cassandra Peterson ... Neighbor
Buddy Joe Hooker ... Fast Joe Otis
Ron Trice Ron Trice ... Keyboard player
Curt Ayers Curt Ayers ... Fatburger
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Storyline

A group of friends race their high-powered cars up and down a dangerous and deadly mountain road known as Mulholland Drive to see who can claim the title of "King of the Hill."

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

The race. The risk. The danger. It's worth it all to be...King of the Mountain

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 May 1981 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Le roi de la montagne See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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Box Office

Budget:

$2,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$958,637, 3 May 1981

Gross USA:

$1,791,147

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,791,147
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Polygram Pictures See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Harry Hamlin's role was intended for Brad Davis, who was fired due to his drug problems. See more »

Quotes

Barry Tanner: You wanna be a record producer, or be your friends song schlepper? It's up to you, baby!
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Soundtracks

Imaginary Lover
Written by Buddy Buie, Dean Daughtry and Robert Nix
Performed by Atlanta Rhythm Section
Courtesy of Polydor Records
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Dark Street Racing Movie
3 February 2003 | by tie_dyed_karmaSee all my reviews

I saw King of the Mountain on HBO in the 80's. Hamlin plays a street racer with a dark mysterious side, and the current King of the Mountain. Hopper plays the former King, a ruthless drunk racer. The film comes across as low budget and has a slow plot, but its one of those movies that for some inexplicable reason you like. It also has a decent soundtrack.


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