Dirty Mary Crazy Larry

"Bad"

Dirty Mary Crazy Larry Review


A throwaway car-chase flick that squanders the talents of Susan George and Peter Fonda, this 1974 B-movie is mainly of interest to aficionados of car-chase flicks and gearheads who know their way around 1969 Dodge Chargers.

The plot, such as it is, involves Larry (Fonda), a would-be NASCAR driver, and his mechanic, Deke (Adam Roarke), pulling off a heist and then scrambling to get out of an anonymous county - but not before picking up Mary (George). Mary is "dirty" because, we learn, she's had sex on more than one occasion; Larry is "crazy" because he drives recklessly, without a seatbelt. The filmmakers' attempts to create some witty romantic banter between these two crazy kids come are rhythmless and hackneyed, like Sullivan's Travels in a heroin nod; the chase scenes are nothing new to anybody who's caught five minutes of an episode of The Dukes of Hazzard. It finishes off with a ridiculous, insulting final scene that gives new meaning to the term "crashing bore."

The DVD features trailers, TV and radio spots, a commentary track from director George Hough, a making-of featurette, and a TV ad for the Dodge Charger, the car featured in the film.



Facts and Figures

Run time: 93 mins

In Theaters: Friday 17th May 1974

Distributed by: Anchor Bay Entertainment

Reviews

Contactmusic.com: 1.5 / 5

Rotten Tomatoes: 50%
Fresh: 7 Rotten: 7

IMDB: 6.7 / 10

Cast & Crew

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Producer:

Starring: as Larry, as Mary Coombs, as Deke Sommers, Kenneth Tobey as Carl Donahue, Eugene Daniels as Hanks, Lynn Borden as Evelyn Stanton, Janear Hines as Millie, Elizabeth James as Dispatcher, Adrianne Herman as Cindy Stanton, T.J. Castronova as Steve, James W. Gavin as Helicopter Pilot, Al Rossi as Surl, Ben Niems as Police Chief Markey, George Westcott as Bridge Operator, Tom O'Neill as Farmer

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