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Running on Empty (1982)

This film collects just what it was like to be in Australia in the early 80's. It's about hot cars, hot chicks and hot times. The story begins when two local street racers agree to race Fox... See full summary »

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John Clark

Writers:

John Clark (original idea), Barry Tomblin
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Terry Serio ... Mike
Deborah Conway Deborah Conway ... Julie
Max Cullen ... Rebel
Richard Moir ... Fox
Penne Hackforth-Jones Penne Hackforth-Jones ... Dave
Vangelis Mourikis ... Tony
Grahame Bond Grahame Bond ... Jagger
Bob Barrett Bob Barrett ... Workman
Warren Blondell Warren Blondell ... Lee
Jon Darling Jon Darling ... Workman
Peter Davies Peter Davies ... Ram's Mate
Kristoffer Greaves Kristoffer Greaves ... Starter
Paul Johnstone ... Lecherous Garage Attendant
Chris Haywood ... Photographer
Maurice Hughes Maurice Hughes ... Foreman
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Storyline

This film collects just what it was like to be in Australia in the early 80's. It's about hot cars, hot chicks and hot times. The story begins when two local street racers agree to race Fox, the faster street drag racer there is. After two of the three race rounds, the race is no longer a game, but more of a survival! Written by Graham Wilson Jr <diex@suburbia.net>

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Suddenly it was no longer a game. See more »

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Action | Drama | Sport

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »
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Country:

Australia

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 August 1982 (Australia) See more »

Also Known As:

Fast Lane Fever See more »

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Color:

Color

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

This film was the break-out lead film role for actor Terry Serio. See more »

Goofs

In the opening scene Fox is racing a yellow 1969 HT Holden Monaro. When the HT crashes over the VW it changes into a 1968 HK Holden Monaro. Note tail lights. See more »

Quotes

Rebel: Green is nice
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Soundtracks

It All Comes Runnin' Back
Sung by Terry Serio
Music & Words by Peter Crosbie & John Clark
Available on Regular Records through WEA
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Watch it for the cars not the acting!!
3 May 2004 | by gnrleeSee all my reviews

This is one of my all time favourite movies, if ur not into cars then forget it!! This movie features 1 of Aussies greatest muscle cars, the XYGTHO. Yeah so the acting not the greatest - it was never made to win an oscar. The car action will keep you comin back for more and more. There is a cool collection of muscle cars from the 70's and an Awesome '57 Chev - with a real cool cat drivin it! Also there is a really cool song sung by Terry Serio the main actor. The acting is pretty funny when taken lightly, but the tyre smokin and drag racing is the main focus in this movie. Big fast cars with pleantly of steel(NO PLASTIC CARS), and some cool street dragging. I recommend it only to people that are into cars and not someone looking for great acting.


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