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  1. oliver westlund
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    i have never seen or heard of this movie, sweet merc. definite b lister but beggars can't be choosers
     
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  3. Muldowney hates that movie.... but none of the principles have ever really denied it either.
     
  4. oliver westlund
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    i cant say that i love it but i can only watch american graffiti so many times haha, so ive resorted to movies like this and last american hero and all the b&w ones like the thunder kids and hot rod (1950) the choppers etc... oregon has some seriously poopoo weather
     
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  5. quick85
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    I'm not going to complain about "Heart Like A Wheel". It has quality actors, isn't a soap
    opera and has a basis in reality. I'll take it over "Snake & Mongoose", which was really a
    cheesy movie, as are most car related films.
     
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  6. rudestude
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    I had to go back and double check when this thread got its start ... I first thought it must be a old one that got rekindled or something then I saw its new....wow that thing has been out forever , I realize it was a low level move but I do remember it being advertised alot when it first came out.... I suppose next your going to say you have never seen Chitti Chitti Bang Bang either...... I just watched it a couple weekends back..for maybe around the 50th time in my life....hay it was a cold shitty rainy day outside and yes I also live in Oregon........

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  7. oliver westlund
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    im 30, i HAVE seen chitty chitty but the chances of a 30 yr old guy having seen a b list movie from before he was born unless by a fluke are slim. plus its not on any of the car movie lists ive searched. yeah i hate the rain
     
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  8. i've seen it , i think it was on TV once
     
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  9. Thinking I must live a sheltered life..... Never seen it !
     
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  10. BadgeZ28
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    I have seen it. One of my old time favorite musicians, the late Hoyt Axton plays her father.
     
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  11. partsdawg
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    Rented the VHS copy back when the video rental stores were in fashion.
    Enjoyed it for what it was.
    Wasn’t a A list movie but was a lot better than a lot of the dreck out there.
     
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  12. pitman
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    ~ 1982? The night shot of the funny car fire is memorable.
    Must say, Anthony Hopkins as Bert Munroe in the "World's Fastest Indian" is a fav.
     
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  13. low budget
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    Greased lightning with Richard Pryor is a favorite
     
  14. porknbeaner
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    Is that the one where the broad and her husband have a gas station and an SBC powered rail. Then she runs off with a dude with a better line of crap and he makes her famous?
     
  15. Z06-LITE
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    Yep, I think the dude was supposed to be Connie Kaletta….
     
  16. porknbeaner
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    He was but I was not going to out him. My world is a little different than most of these guys you just don't run off with another man's woman I don't care how good she drives.
     
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  17. oldtom69
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    porknbeaner-I thought you lived in Mo. not disneyland?LOL sorry couldn't resist
     
  18. oliver westlund
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    spoiler alert sheesh
     
  19. rudestude
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    I believe there was a custom Mercury in the movie also....seems like it was kind of a odd looking one ..speaking of Mercs there was the one in Cobra that seemed to be able to fly I think that one was done before they started doing CGI so they had to actually jump a real car usually destroying a few before getting the right shot...

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  20. stanlow69
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    Heart Like A Wheel used to be on HBO in the 80`s. Always liked the Merc. Isn`t it in Illinois.
     
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  21. williebill
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    The Merc showed up at Gas City at least a couple of years BITD...
     
  22. seb fontana
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    Funny how the movie character was enhanced.:)
     
  23. Is it any different if you leave the "with" out of the sentence?
     
  24. The movie tells a somewhat true story. In the movie one of the guys that signed for her license was a short round guy. In real life he was Pancho Rendon. I got to be a friend of Pancho's in the early 2000's. Pancho was a partner with Dick La Haie in the La Haie and Rendon top fuel car. Pancho was also a partner with Tom Prock in the Detroit Tiger funny car. Tom Prock is the father of Jimmy Prock, who is the crew chief on Robert Hight's funny car.
     
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