Carradine, Simone Griffeth, Sylvester Stallone, Mary Woronov, Roberta Collins, Martin Kove
1975, 78 Minutes , Directed by: Paul Bartel
Bartel's 1975 cheap-o satire about a futuristic international sport--an
anything-goes car race where drivers score points for hitting
pedestrians--stars David Carradine as a hero behind the wheel and Sylvester
Stallone as his nemesis.—
Corman quickie about a cross continental race in which the aim is to kill
off not only your opponents but as many pedestrians as possible. (You get extra points
for easy targets such as babies and pensioners.) Black humour stuff in case
you haven't caught on yet.
Some gratuitous fake
violence with lots of ketchup, some terribly campy leather outfits,
outrageous cars, yucky ‘Seventies hair styles, porn movie music make for
one of my favourite bad movies of all times. Don't miss it.
Interesting to note that
this was Sylvester Stallone's movie debut and he plays a surprisingly large role in the
thing. Popular myth has it that he only got a few T-Shirts for starring in the thing, but
that was the way Roger Corman made movies!
Sci-Fi Movie Page Pick:One of my favourite bad movies of all time - bad outfits, music,
acting, hairstyles and a wickedly twisted screenplay makes for an excellent