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Race with the Devil (1975)

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Two couples vacationing together in an R.V. from Texas to Colorado are terrorized after they witness a murder during a Satanic ritual.

Director:

Jack Starrett

Writers:

Lee Frost, Wes Bishop

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Peter Fonda ... Roger
Warren Oates ... Frank
Loretta Swit ... Alice
Lara Parker ... Kelly
R.G. Armstrong ... Sheriff Taylor
Clay Tanner Clay Tanner ... Delbert
Carol Blodgett Carol Blodgett ... Ethel Henderson
Phil Hoover Phil Hoover ... Mechanic
Ricci Ware Ricci Ware ... Ricci Ware
Paul A. Partain ... Cal Mathers
James N. Harrell James N. Harrell ... Gun Shop Owner
Karen Miller Karen Miller ... Kay
Arkey Blue Arkey Blue ... Arkey Blue
Jack Starrett ... Gas Station Attendant
Wes Bishop Wes Bishop ... Deputy Dave
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Storyline

Frank and Roger and their wives take off for Colorado in a recreational vehicle, looking forward to some skiing and dirt biking. While camping en route, they witness a Satanic ritual sacrifice, but the local sheriff finds no evidence to support their claims and urges them to continue on their vacation. On the way, however, they find themselves repeatedly attacked by cult members, and they take measures to defend themselves. Written by Ed Sutton <esutton@mindspring.com>

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Witness an unspeakable act! See more »


Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 June 1975 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Race with the Devil See more »

Filming Locations:

Tarpley, Texas, USA See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$12,644,000
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

This is Director Jack Starrett's favorite movie of his own. See more »

Goofs

While there are remote areas of Central Texas, even in the 1970s cities such as Odessa, Midland, Abilene and Lubbock were all far closer than Amarillo. As Texans from San Antonio, the group would have known that and traveled to one of those closer locations. See more »

Quotes

Gas Station Attendant: What the hell happened to your van here? Your back window is all busted up!
Frank Stewart: I don't drive too well when I'm asleep.
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Alternate Versions

Although all previous cinema and video versions were complete, the 2007 UK DVD release was cut by 25 secs by the BBFC to edit shots of a snake being struck with a ski pole. See more »

Connections

Featured in 31 Days of Horror: Race with the Devil (1975) (2018) See more »

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The Road to Terror
21 February 2010 | by Vomitron_GSee all my reviews

I'm very pleased with this little occult road-movie classic from the 70's. It's fun and moves at a decent pace. Of course you have to wait for more than an hour before the racing starts, but the climactic last 20 minutes make up for it. Two couples on a holiday with their mobile home are witness to a satanic ritual killing during one night. Naturally, the local authorities have some difficulties believing all this, and soon the two couples find themselves being harassed and eventually chased by several cult-members. I liked the sense of paranoia this film has. Just about everyone in this movie could be a satanic cult-member. I liked the ending too. And Peter Fonda was cool as always. This time he used the word "terrific" a lot as an expletive, instead of "groovy".


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