I caught a bit of this movie on the good ole Superstation last night.Wherewould we be without Ted Turner?? Anyway.. True, this movie sucks fordirecting, story but there's a certain 70's kitsch that is immeasurableappealing. Don't, like, rent it or anything though! God NO! It's simply afun, lighthearted movie, if you don't think about it much.
Corvette Summer (1978) 720p YIFY Movie
Corvette Summer (1978)
A high school grad and a hooker-in-training try to track down his stolen Corvette.
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The Synopsis for Corvette Summer (1978) 720p
Ken loves to design and build exotic cars. When the High School shop class project car, a fully tricked out dream Corvette, is stolen, he begins searching for it. His search leads him to Las Vegas, where Vanessa, a teenaged prostitute wannabe, helps him try to track it down.
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Reviewed byrockwell-2Vote: /10
This is a charm piece that depends on the chemistry and skill of Mark Hamill and Annie Potts. Corvette Summer never quite found an audience in 1978, but today it is a cult-classic among car enthusiasts, as well as Star Wars fans who are curious about what Mark Hamill was doing between Luke Skywalker gigs. Hamill plays a high school senior who falls in love with a car he's restored. The car is stolen, and he hears it's in Las Vegas. He hitchhikes to Vegas, and along the way meets Annie Potts. Her character is determined to make a career--whatever it may be--in Vegas. Hamill is funny as someone who's a know-it-all about cars, but naive about everything else. Potts is very funny as a girl who hides her brains and feelings behind an ever-changing mask and a series of one-liners.
The film features a parade of colorful characters, including a memorable performance by the late Eugene Roche as a downtrodden school teacher. However the actors take a back seat (pun intended) to the film's non-human stars, namely the candy-apple 1973 Stingray and the city of Las Vegas itself, which serves as the film's glittery backdrop. Recommended.
Have seen a lot of road movies, mostly classics I never heard of this one. But due watching Fast And Loud I ran into an episode were the Corvette used in this flick was bought by Gasmonkey Garage. so the hunt for this flick was on, easy to find o DVD.
The first thing that I found awkward was the main lead done by Mark Hamill who just came out of Star Wars (1977) as Luke Skywalker. It's so strange to see him come from a blockbuster to this drive-in flick.
The story is rather simple, a Corvette re-build by Kenneth (Mark). Once the Corvette is stolen he goes out to find it and come across Vanessa (Annie Potts) who is a hooker. together they go after the missing Corvette. Story wise it isn't that special but what makes it worth seeing are all the muscle cars passing by and of course old Vegas with casinos long gone like Stardust and Dunes. Not only that, you will see Fremont street with the original cowboy.
Another thing is the fact that you will see billboards all over Las Vegas promoting Dean martin, on the other hand you will see Brion James at the start of his career. So worth picking up and still enjoyable for all those reasons.
Gore 0/5 Nudity 0,5/5 Effects 0/5 Story 2,5/5 Comedy 0,5/5