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Corvette Summer (1978)

PG | | Adventure, Comedy | 2 June 1978 (USA)
A high school grad and a hooker-in-training try to track down his stolen Corvette.

Director:

Matthew Robbins
Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Mark Hamill ... Kenneth W. Dantley Jr.
Annie Potts ... Vanessa
Eugene Roche ... Ed McGrath
William Bryant ... Plain Clothes Police Lecturer (as Bill Bryant)
Richard McKenzie ... Principal Bacon
Kim Milford ... Wayne Lowry
Philip Bruns ... Gil
Danny Bonaduce ... Kootz
Albert Insinnia ... Ricci
Jane A. Johnston ... Mrs. Dantley
Stanley Kamel ... Las Vegas Con Man
Clifford A. Pellow Clifford A. Pellow ... Older John - Rosalind's Admirer (as Cliff Pellow)
Jason Ronard ... Wayne's Chain-Wielding Henchman
Brion James ... Wayne's Car Wash Henchman
Morgan Upton ... New Owner of Vanessa's Van
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Storyline

Ken loves to design and build exotic cars. When the High School shop class project car, a fully tricked out dream Corvette, is stolen, he begins searching for it. His search leads him to Las Vegas, where Vanessa, a teenaged prostitute wannabe, helps him try to track it down. Written by Brian W Martz <B.Martz@Genie.com>

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And he thought fast cars were a thrill... See more »

Genres:

Adventure | Comedy

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 June 1978 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Stingray See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$15,514,367

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$15,514,367
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (video)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Metrocolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Mark Hamill was badly injured in an automobile wreck in Malibu, California just prior to production. He bears the scars through Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980) and Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi (1983) See more »

Goofs

When Kenny is on the bike chasing the Corvette by hitching the RV, you can see the red tail light of the RV first, then you see it broken, then you see it unbroken again for multiple times. See more »

Quotes

Ed McGrath: Everyone has to ask the question, am I a sucker or what. I mean we all play the game, but who makes up the rules?
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Soundtracks

Give Me the Night
(uncredited)
Written by Craig Safan
Performed by Dusty Springfield
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Not THAT bad
18 December 1998 | by michael-108See all my reviews

This movie is somewhat underrated, at least in my opinion, I guess that one has to enjoy cars to enjoy the movie. Anyway, it has Mark Hamill in one of his many not-so-famous roles, but he still makes the film watchable for a Star Wars fan. Pretty good chase scene at the end...


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