Speedway (1968)
Front Cover Actor
Nancy Sinatra Susan Jacks
Elvis Presley Steve Grayson
Bill Bixby Kenny Donford
Gale Gordon R.W. Hepworth
William Schallert Abel Esterlake
Victoria Paige Meyerink Ellie Esterlake
Ross Hagen Paul Dado
Carl Ballantine Birdie Kebner
Poncie Ponce Juan Medala
Harry Hickox The Cook
Victoria Meyerink Ellie Esterlake
Movie Details
Genre Action
Director Norman Taurog
Producer Douglas Laurence
Writer Phillip Shuke
Studio WARNER HOME VIDEO
Language English
Audience Rating G
Running Time 1 hr 34 mins
Country USA
Color Color
Plot
Elvis looks sleek and cool in Speedway, a decided improvement over the pasty indifference he displayed in his middle-era range of pictures. The movie itself is standard Presley formula, with the King again playing a race-car driver, this time in trouble with an IRS agent (Nancy Sinatra) over his taxes. (There's even a production number about taxes. Argggh.) On the plus side, a bunch of scenes are set in the Hangout, a Pulp Fiction-esque diner with booths shaped like cars and lots of dancers doing the frug. Nancy sings a cool-weird Lee Hazlewood tune, "Your Groovy Self," which should have been picked up by the Austin Powers folks. The plot reflects Elvis's real-life penchant for giving money and cars away, although it's mostly predatory manager Bill Bixby who causes the financial problems. As ho-hum as this outing is, you'll probably want one of Elvis's racing-stripe windbreakers after you see it. --Robert Horton
Personal Details
My Rating
Seen It No
Index 1516
Collection Status In Collection
Purchase Date 3/23/05
Purchase Price $7.00
Store Target
Owner JC
Links Amazon US
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Folder 012
Product Details
Format DVD
Region Region 1
Screen Ratio 1.77:1
UPC 012569517721
Chapters
Release Date 8/3/04
Subtitles English; French; Spanish
Nr of Disks/Tapes 1
Extra Features
Color Closed-captioned Widescreen