Two-Lane Blacktop

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Brief Synopsis: "A driver and a mechanic travel around the United States hopping from drag strip to drag strip in a 1955 Chevy Bel-Air coupe. They race for money, betting with their competitors. The pair gain a young and talkative female stowaway. Along the way they unintentionally attract a well-to-do drifter driving a new Pontiac GTO. This older man, looking for attention, antagonizes their efforts."

Overall Ranking: - (Rank from 1971: # 0)

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People Involved

  • James Taylor (The Driver)
  • Warren Oates (G.T.O.)
  • Dennis Wilson (The Mechanic)
  • Laurie Bird (The Girl)
  • Rudy Wurlitzer (Hot Rod Driver)
  • Harry Dean Stanton (Oklahoma Hitchhiker)
  • Jaclyn Hellman (Hot Rod Drivers Girl)
  • Bill Keller (Texas Hitchhiker)
  • Monte Hellman (Director)
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