A driver and a mechanic travel around the United States hopping from drag strip to drag strip in a 1955 Chevy Bel-Air coupe. They race for money, betting with their competitors. The pair gain a young and talkative female stowaway. Along the way they unintentionally attract a well-to-do drifter driving a new Pontiac GTO. This older man, looking for attention, antagonizes their efforts.

  1. Will Corry


  2. Floyd Mutrux


  3. Rudy Wurlitzer


  4. Monte Hellman


Top Billed Cast

  1. James Taylor

    James Taylor

    The Driver

  2. Warren Oates

    Warren Oates


  3. Dennis Wilson

    Dennis Wilson

    The Mechanic

  4. Laurie Bird

    Laurie Bird

    The Girl

  5. Rudy Wurlitzer

    Rudy Wurlitzer

    Hot Rod Driver

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Status Released

Release Information

  • July 7, 1971


    Under 17 requires accompanying parent or adult guardian 21 or older. The parent/guardian is required to stay with the child under 17 through the entire movie, even if the parent gives the child/teenager permission to see the film alone. These films may contain strong profanity, graphic sexuality, nudity, strong violence, horror, gore, and strong drug use. A movie rated R for profanity often has more severe or frequent language than the PG-13 rating would permit. An R-rated movie may have more blood, gore, drug use, nudity, or graphic sexuality than a PG-13 movie would admit.

Original Language English

Runtime 1h 42m

Budget $850,000.00

Revenue -

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