Two-lane Blacktop

  |  Book Tickets: 20/10/1971
  |  Buy to Own: 23/01/2012
  |  103 min
Rated 15 by the BBFC
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Cult road trip movie beloved of car and music fans for featuring an impressive hot-rodded 1955 Chevy, and for starring James Taylor and Dennis Wilson (Beach Boys) in the two lead roles. Two car boys, secure in the knowledge that nobody has a ride like their '55 Chev, cruise around America looking for gullible marks to race. The Driver (Taylor) and The Mechanic (Wilson) are so into their ride that it's become a sort of auto-nihilism and they barely even care to talk to one another. They pick up a winsome hitchhiker (Laurie Bird) who's soon enamored of their dedication. One day they meet their future likeness in GTO (Warren Oates) - an ageing pump jockey at a remote gas stand. His tales of hotrods past and his younger years spent under the hood and behind the wheel of some classic yankee iron, captivate the Chev boys. Unbeknownst to them, he's a liar and soon they're locked in a race to The Capitol with him - the keys to the Chev and those to the elderly liar's mint '70 Pontiac GTO hanging on the outcome.

Contains strong language
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