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Motion Pictures The California Kid

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by CruiseOrDie, Jan 17, 2010.

  1. CruiseOrDie
    Joined: Apr 29, 2008
    Posts: 80

    from Cincy, OH

    Watching it as we speak. Just thought I'd pass on to the others, I picked it up at Meijer in the "Bargain DVD" section for $5.99.

    Can't NOT have it for that price!:)
  2. hammeredcoupe
    Joined: Feb 28, 2008
    Posts: 509

    from Tacoma,WA

    Got a copy for christmas and have watched it three times already. Some great footage of the famous '34. I liked the gas pumps and old station also.You're right. How can you not own it for 6 bucks?
  3. Mr48chev
    Joined: Dec 28, 2007
    Posts: 26,093


    I picked one up online years ago an watch it every once in a while.
  4. CruiseOrDie
    Joined: Apr 29, 2008
    Posts: 80

    from Cincy, OH

    I've been slowly accumulating pre-1980's car movies for the past year or so.

    Big Wheel with Mickey Rooney is probably one of my favorites, for sheer entertainment value, and the old racing footage.

    But I've Been wanting the 'Kid for a long time. Was just surprised to get a god movie outta the bargain bin for once.
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  5. beauishere
    Joined: Mar 17, 2004
    Posts: 607


    After The Big Wheel was finished my Dad bought the engine out of the race car Mickey Rooney drives in that flic. He put it in his '38 and it was so heavy it broke the front springs. He couldn't afford to fix it so he left it like that. He swears he started the lowered front end look. Up until that time, the kids used to drag the ass end. Who knows.
  6. OK guys watch for the real american graffitti coupes motor being shown for the closeup shots of the motor in the KID...................serious
  7. CruiseOrDie
    Joined: Apr 29, 2008
    Posts: 80

    from Cincy, OH

    Noticed that same thing. Pretty cool!
  8. 33 5 window coupe
    Joined: Mar 29, 2009
    Posts: 121

    33 5 window coupe

    same motor,cool movie,i looked up the californie kid car years ago,helped pete and jakes become the parts place it is today
  9. tfeverfred
    Joined: Nov 11, 2006
    Posts: 15,796


    In the last TRJ there's a real good read about Pete & Jake. Good pics and history.
  10. bobwop
    Joined: Jan 13, 2008
    Posts: 6,081


    just watched it yesterday.

    got my copy from Coolstuff on here.
  11. aircoup
    Joined: Aug 13, 2009
    Posts: 898


    anyboby heard of ace of deuces new movie ?
  12. pasadenahotrod
    Joined: Feb 13, 2007
    Posts: 11,776

    from Texas

    Do you mean "Deuce Bigelow, American Gigilo"?
  13. LOWCAB
    Joined: Aug 21, 2006
    Posts: 1,989

    from Houston

    Just watched "The big wheel" on youtube.
  14. i got a copy last year from my wife for my birthday..can any one tell me where i can get another dvd copy of HotRod?? i lent mine to a freind to copy and now it wont play :mad:
  15. you might want to lool at a movie from the 80s called King of The Mountian with Harry Hamlin and Debra VanValkenberg along withDennis Hopper and Dan street racing on mulholland drive and all kinds of cars from vettes to f-100s and mustangs etc...........JMO
  16. aircoup
    Joined: Aug 13, 2009
    Posts: 898


    thanks larsdk i stand corrected
  17. bobwop
    Joined: Jan 13, 2008
    Posts: 6,081


    Coolstuff on here has DVD's of many classic car movies, including my favorite, Hot Rod.
  18. 2Hep
    Joined: Mar 3, 2005
    Posts: 485


    I lent my "KID" dvd to my boss and he won't give it back.... errrrr that was over a year ago
  19. What I couldn't believe is how they pound the Kid's car in that movie. And it looks like the real deal, no phony Hollywood editing. Stuff like spitting gravel all over the car, etc. I wonder if Pete did the stunt driving. I hope he got paid well for the use of that car because I'm pretty sure it was scratched up pretty good after filming.
  20. Ranunculous
    Joined: Nov 30, 2007
    Posts: 2,459


    I read once where Martin Sheen walked up over the fender to look at something behind the car...STUPID?
    Great movie,awesome car,but sidepipes?
  21. the sidepipes were very cool at the time! What they had to do was tear up a bunch of a lotta tires..............I got stills from the filming and you should see the tire marks
  22. hotrod56cars
    Joined: Apr 3, 2007
    Posts: 466


    It was the real deal, it got scratched up. Pete did not do the driving.

    Attached Files:

  23. white64
    Joined: Sep 15, 2008
    Posts: 672

    from Maine

    Somebody needs to take out the terrible cliche' tv movie score and add some time appropriate rock and roll to it... It would change the whole feel of the movie.

    With the music in it now I expect to see Charile's Angels in their Mustang IIs come around the corner!
  24. GassersGarage
    Joined: Jul 1, 2007
    Posts: 4,735


    I got the book titled "Pete and Jakes" at the Petersen Museum. Good read about both cars and the Early Times CC. It also tells the "pounding" the "Kid" took filming the movie, but the studio paid for all the damage.
  25. carcrazyjohn
    Joined: Apr 16, 2008
    Posts: 4,844

    from trevose pa

    I have a dumb question ,I grew up seeing that coupe everywhere ,Who built that famous 34 .......
  26. pete chapouris
  27. Blockbuster online has it. Not sure about Netflix
  28. 81ttopcoupe
    Joined: Feb 10, 2005
    Posts: 398

    from Cedar Park

    OK, so the first shot of the California Kid engine is from the American Graffitti car, but the shot at the end where the carbs are being adjusted before he takes on the Sheriff is a different engine. The vavle cover is different anyway, I noticed because I have a set of those for a SBF which I haven't been able to ID. Anyone know what those vavle covers are in the last engine shot?
  29. budd
    Joined: Oct 31, 2006
    Posts: 3,479


    ok so the first time you see the engine it has a breather sticking out of the valve cover, two seconds later when they do a closeup the breather is gone, i think it changes from a SBF to a SBC.

    then when he is adjusting the carbs it's back to a the movie anyway.
    Last edited: Oct 23, 2011

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