Twentieth Century Fox | Release Date: May 17, 1974
Summary: Larry Rayder is an aspiring NASCAR driver, Deke Sommers is mechanic. As they feel they collectively are the best, the only thing that is holding them back is money to build the best vehicle possible. As such, they decide to rob a supermarket's office of the money in its safe to pursue their dream. On the most part, their robbery is successful, although their plan breaks down in its end phase, which doesn't allow them as much getaway time as they wanted. Another problem they face is an unexpected third person in their getaway, Larry's one night stand Mary Coombs, who doesn't like the fact that Larry ran off on her, although she eventually also says that she doesn't want any of the money. With a police scanner and two-way radio in their souped up Dodge Charger, they try to outrun the police, who have an identification of their vehicle, and a general description of the three. The police pursuit is led by the tenacious Sheriff Everett Franklin, who knows he and his team can catch them, but also knows that the three may be able to get out of the state to "freedom" through a grove of walnut trees, which Larry, Deke and Mary may or may not know. At every literal and figurative turn, Larry needs to show his superiority as a driver, while trying to ditch Mary, who is a little more resourceful in staying with them than he anticipates.
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Runtime: 93 min
Rating: PG
Production: Twentieth Century Fox
Genres: Action, Thriller, Crime
Country: US
Language: English
Home Release Date: Jun 28, 2005
Director Credit
John Hough Director
Writer Credit
Antonio Santean Screenplay
James H. Nicholson Story
Leigh Chapman Screenplay
Richard Unekis Novel "The Chase"
Principal Cast Credit
Adam Roarke Deke
Adrianne Herman Cindy
Elizabeth James Dispatcher
Eugene Daniels Hank
Janear Hines Millie
Kenneth Tobey Donahue
Lynn Borden Evelyn
Peter Fonda Larry
Susan George Mary
T.J. Castronovo Steve
Cast Credit
Al Rossi Surl
Ben Niems Police Chief Markey
George Westcott Bridge Operator
James W. Gavin Helicopter Pilot
Tom O'Neill Farmer
Producer Credit
James H. Nicholson Producer
Mickey Zide Associate Producer
Norman T. Herman Producer
Susan Hart Executive Producer