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Roadracers (1994)

Cynical look at a 50's rebellious Rocker who has to confront his future, thugs with knives, and the crooked town sheriff.

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Robert Rodriguez
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
David Arquette ... Dude Delaney
John Hawkes ... Nixer
Salma Hayek ... Donna
Jason Wiles ... Teddy Leather
William Sadler ... Sarge
O'Neal Compton ... J.T.
Christian Klemash Christian Klemash ... Crony 1
Aaron Vaughn Aaron Vaughn ... Crony 2
Tammy Brady Conrad Tammy Brady Conrad ... Julie
Mark Lowenthal Mark Lowenthal ... Rookie
Karen Landry ... Donna's Mom
Lance LeGault ... Donna's Dad (as Lance Le Gault)
Tommy Nix Tommy Nix ... Drummer
Gina Mari Gina Mari ... Wanda
Boti Bliss ... Julie's Friend
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Cynical look at a 50's rebellious Rocker who has to confront his future, thugs with knives, and the crooked town sheriff.

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Genres:

Action | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language and some violence | See all certifications »
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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 July 1994 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Rebel Highway See more »

Filming Locations:

Whittier, California, USA

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Budget:

$1,000,000 (estimated)
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Shot entirely in 13 days. See more »

Goofs

Near the beginning of the drag race with Julie's hair on fire, in a wide shot from the front of the cars, Julie's friend can be seen with her sweater on Julie's head before she's seen taking off that sweater to put out the fire a few moments later. See more »

Quotes

Teddy Leather: You burned my girlfriend's hair off, Dude. Now she's wearing a fucking wig. She looks like an old You burned my girlfriend's hair off, Dude. Now she's wearin' a fuckin' wig.
[pauses then yells]
Teddy Leather: She looks like an old lady!lady!
Dude: I thought she was your old lady.
[Nixer laughs]
Dude: I'll tell you what, you bring her over here, take off that wig. Daddy'll give her a free spit shine. Ptoo.
[rings bell on counter]
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At the end of the credits is a cut scene in the movie theatre with the stranger glimpsed briefly the first time. See more »

Connections

References Teenage Cave Man (1958) See more »

Soundtracks

Rehearsal Riff
Written by Johnny Reno and Paul Boll
Published by Reno Beat Music (BMI)
Performed by Johnny Reno and Paul Boll
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A very entertaining quickie TV movie with a strong performance from David Arquette.
9 November 2003 | by InfofreakSee all my reviews

For a quickie TV movie 'Roadracers' is a hell of a lot of fun. Robert Rodriguez made this homage to AIP in between his astonishing low budget debut 'El Mariachi' and its disappointing sequel 'Desperado'. David Arquette's performance really makes this one work. I often find Arquette's stoner characters to be irritating but he's quite different here, and really good. His greaser character Buddy must decide between playing guitar in a rock'n'roll band or playing the hand destiny has dealt him in a small town that despises him. Rodgriguez regular Salma Hayek plays Arquette's girlfriend, and his geeky best friend who is obsessed with 'Invasion Of The Body Snatchers' is played by John Hawkes who you will probably remember from the opening sequence of 'From Dusk Til Dawn'. And then there's William Sadler as the sheriff who detests Buddy. Sadler's always good no matter what he's in. I can't argue that this is a great movie but it is a very entertaining one, and worth tracking down.


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