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Deuce Coupe Movie

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Cecil, Mar 16, 2009.

  1. the flatlander
    Joined: Apr 29, 2004
    Posts: 551

    the flatlander

    about the Deuce Coupe movie (hopefully that girl has quit raggin' my ass...for now) yea the movie. it is going to b avail. (again) soon, probably a month or so. I'll leave a note here when it happens. By the way, that guy who said his pal owns both the 55 & the 32, not ! The 32 is now in Idaho or Indiana being returned to its look in the movie (circa '90). A guy in Ca. put up reportedly $150K toward financing part of the movie, & he got the car (after I stored it for several months @ the old Flatlanders on 45th st. in Nfk (after its initial release in Va,) Anyway, he sold it or gave it, to his nephew/cousin (?) in the mid west & he chopped it..ugh ! he later sold it to another guy who found out the history of it, & decided to remake it as mentioned. I have helped him w/ pics & info, hopefully he'll getrdone. Hard to unchop a car...I've also sent the director (Deimel) many pics of construction (built in 27 days !), & hopefully he'll make a redux of the movie w/ video & pics I sent. Nope, it aint American Graffiti & the wrecked car was a 31 5 window that we made look like the 32 for the crash. Painted the Cragars to look like the (real) American magnesium wheels on the coupe. The blower was built by Bob Manning (RIP) from Portsmouth. Butch Kernodle built the 355 engine, & my crew built the car, etc. I did the tech stuff (for free), and only finally got credits on the DVD (me & the producers had a falling out, imagine that !) If anyones got a question email me @ p/s the stunt guys were the most fun, & they had to teach LeMat how to drive the police car :) Alan the "Flatlander" in NC
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  2. Add me to the list of never heard of it before either, I guess when the drive in movies starting closing, films like this did not get out and around as much.
  3. SaltCityCustoms
    Joined: Jun 27, 2007
    Posts: 1,210


    I sure wish I could get a copy of this, it looks interesting.
  4. 32deuce
    Joined: Aug 5, 2006
    Posts: 6


    I have the DVD, it took me a couple of years to track down a copy in England, it was never released, a made for TV movie, it is a great entertainment movie, Paul Le Blank who starred in American Grafitti is the copper in this 20 years later, can supply $15 a copy plus postage
  5. the flatlander
    Joined: Apr 29, 2004
    Posts: 551

    the flatlander

    Hey y'all (again). My shop built the "Deuce Coupe" in 27 days in late 1989/early '90. Bought the body, built most of the rest. Had real American Magnesium wheels & 671 GMC blower on it. Yep, the car went to an investor in Ca. who sold it a few years later to a relative. He chopped the top & changed the color , YUK ! He sold it to a guy in the mid west that is trying to "unchop" it & put it back into movie shape. If you'd like to know more get n touch w/ me. I did get 20 dvds a couple years ago from the director, but he hasn't returned any of my emails for months (?). Sorry, gave them ALL away. I don't get here often, because I am really busy working or @ swap meets, B'ville. Maxton, or @ the ABC store....but I'll try to get back here & answer D. Cpe questions or hot rod stuff. Just don't tell that crazy woman I'm back here, thx, Alan @ Flatlanders Hot Rod N.C.
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  6. erlomd
    Joined: Apr 26, 2008
    Posts: 1,213


    Man, looks like a cool movie...something you would watch on a Sunday afternoon..
  7. mikeey rat
    Joined: Aug 10, 2010
    Posts: 169

    mikeey rat
    from Australia

    iwas watching t.v. late one night years ago and saw it but could never find out any thing about it either
  8. the flatlander
    Joined: Apr 29, 2004
    Posts: 551

    the flatlander

    Oops, forgot I'd posted that earlier. Like the guy said, a ok movie, surely not A. Graffiti. Guess all "hot rod" movies will b compared to Graffiti, kinda like the Bullitt chase scene. I still have some Graffiti big prints left, contact me if u want more info. thx, Alan
  9. TwinH
    Joined: Nov 14, 2006
    Posts: 106

    from Finland

    I´ve seen the movie years ago. Recorded it on VHS when it came out on TV.

    Corny? sure, but it really ain´t that bad.

    If my memory serves me correct, the bad guy in the movie was by the name of Link Malone and the '55 had moon discs and "black magic" written in the quarter panel. I think the guy playing the character did a fine job.

    Worth the time to watch it trough in my opinion.
  10. another good movie to watch is "catch me if you can " came out in 1989 you can watch it on you tube
  11. Cecil
    Joined: Oct 25, 2005
    Posts: 344


    If anyone else wants a copy of Deuce Coupe just let me know ? I found a copy years ago at a yard sale.
  12. Cecil
    Joined: Oct 25, 2005
    Posts: 344


    Did they use two or three cars to build the coupe for the movie ?
  13. the flatlander
    Joined: Apr 29, 2004
    Posts: 551

    the flatlander

    Man it's been a while since here (on this post). To answer some of the questions I've received; only 2 cars used in the Deuce Coupe movie (for the star). First the 32 3 w we built @ Flatlanders Hot Rods in 89/90. The "crash car" was brought up from Tn. by the stunt guys...can't remember their names. *** they also did the stunt work in that Seal team movie filmed in Va. Beach. Anyway, the Model A 5 w was painted same #966766 AM Centari red, had qtr. windows closed out & had a REAL 671 on it to b like star car. 'Course it was wrecked & taken back to TN. Was a really good wreck scene though, filmed @ about 25 degrees in Suffolk, Va. The 32 had a 350 Turbo & 4:11 9" Ford rear. It ran when others failed in the movie. It even jump started some of the "work" trucks. Just for History's sake, Bill Stiff, Mike Normand & I built that 32 in 27 (long) days/nights. It was delivered on time. They (the crew @ the movie) blew the h. balancer of the car the first day. They thought the 3" Gilmer belt too loose (idiots) AND, jacked it up so they could film the speedo going 100 ! I fixed it and the rest is semi lost history. Lots more info, but time to get back to 105 F work. thx, Alan the "Flatlander". still in NC :) p/s the guy that owns the cpe now IS rebuilding it...still
  14. Gromit
    Joined: Oct 13, 2011
    Posts: 726


    I'd love to see it. I watched "The Choppers" a couple days ago.. awesome cars.. good movie to have on with the sound off though :)
  15. flatheadhero
    Joined: Feb 17, 2006
    Posts: 273

    from California

    Even a lame hotrod movie can be an epic after a few beers and a can of beans...
  16. Sir Woosh
    Joined: Dec 1, 2008
    Posts: 2,273

    Sir Woosh

    Like was said earlier, I can find something good even in a klinker.

    I'll be looking for this one.
  17. JCW2110
    Joined: Apr 28, 2008
    Posts: 111


    I liked the movie, But it always gets me when the speedo face cracks when the deuce hits 120mph.
  18. theamcguy
    Joined: May 7, 2009
    Posts: 223


    Deuce Coupe is available as a torrent download from
  19. looks interesting
  20. choppachris
    Joined: Jul 4, 2009
    Posts: 41


    This movie is on youtube, full movie, just watched it. Has Finnish subtitles, but its good.
  21. 47chevycoupe
    Joined: Dec 25, 2007
    Posts: 525


    I am in Finland this month and it was on TV here. Only got to see a few minutes of it as the wife did not want to watch it. You can see who is boss in my family :)
  22. Speed Gems
    Joined: Jul 17, 2012
    Posts: 2,777

    Speed Gems

  23. RDR
    Joined: May 30, 2009
    Posts: 1,352


    The Video Beat......has most all of the hot rod movies
  24. KRO
    Joined: Apr 11, 2016
    Posts: 1


    I have a question regarding the racing scenes in the movie Deuce Coupe; Was there a purpose behind pulling, what looked like a choke cable, to make the car go quicker or was this just a movie dramatic effect?
  25. scottie
    Joined: Jan 9, 2006
    Posts: 38


    yeah, dramatic effect, from memory they use it to switch in the belt driven blower :)

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