Red Line 7000 1965 NR CC

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(18) IMDb 5.8/10

The lives and passions of a stock car team are revealed against the turbulent backdrop of the professional racing world.

Starring:
James Caan, Laura Devon
Runtime:
1 hour, 51 minutes

Customer Reviews

Flat acting James Cann was awful.
J. Kingston
I also would love to add to my collection if and when it comes out on DVD.
Michael W. Fuller
Plot makes no sense at all and the ending????
James Kee

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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful By viewer on May 31, 2005
Format: VHS Tape
Please put this great classic racing movie starring James Caan on DVD so that humble people such as myself can afford it. Thanks!!!!!!!!11
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Michael W. Fuller on June 26, 2006
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Rated 5 for the racing footage, story line is average. I also would love to add to my collection if and when it comes out on DVD. It's a must for lifetime Grand National/Winston-Nextel Cup fans such as myself.
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12 of 14 people found the following review helpful By Frank H. Zahrt Jr. on July 17, 2003
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This movie had special appeal to me as I was in college in Daytona Beach at the time this movie was made, and I have always been a fanatic for the cars of that era. Although the acting and story may not be the absolute best, I enjoy the cars and the nostalgia. I wish some studio would issue this as a DVD, but think that is unlikely. It remains one of my favorite all-time movies.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Wuchak on September 22, 2007
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Noted director Howard Hawks would make only two more films after "Red Line 7000" before calling it a day.

"Red Line" is a soap opera racing flick from 1965 that tries a bit too hard to be hip (no doubt on account of Hawks' previous film "Man's Favorite Sport?" being criticized as "old-fashioned"). It's corny at times and melodramatic at others, but it's fun and highlighted by some truly bizarre dance numbers, including clever usage of public domain music (be on the look out for the rockin' rendition of "The Old Gray Mare").

The picture is generally considered to be one of Hawks' worst films, if not THE worst, but it's redeemed by the dynamic chemistry between James Caan and Marianna Hill, who plays a French girl. Caan displays the intensity and talant that would make him one of the better actors of the early 70s. And Hill's performance, on par with other memorable Hawks discoveries Lauren Bacall and Angie Dickinson, makes you wonder why she didn't become a bigger star before fading into obscurity. Particularly notable are Hill's two lusty dancing sequences, at the nightclub and later at the Holiday Inn Pepsi machine, as Caan observes her from afar.

If you're not familiar with the incredibly gorgeous Marianna Hill, she played Dr. Helen Noel on the original Star Trek episode "Dagger of the Mind" from 1966 (1st season). Believe it or not, Hill was arguably the MOST BEAUTIFUL WOMAN to appear on the series (which is saying A LOT in light of the fact that Star Trek is highly noted for it's over-abundance of stunning beauties). She appeared in NUMEROUS television shows throughout the 60s and 70s (e.g. Batman, Kung Fu, Bonanza, Mayberry RFD, etc.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Justine Blankenbeckler on September 23, 2013
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Great movie kept me on my toes with excitement as I love action and the unknown with lots of moves and scenes on your toes
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By B. Kimball on November 15, 2014
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This needs to be released on DVD. If I remember right this movie might have been restored. If not, it's an excellent copy, the colors are bright and sharp (except for the vintage ABC sports race footage of course). Product placement is everywhere, but brings in the nostalgia. From the Hurst display, to the Holiday Inn sign, the Revell models slot car track, pepsi machines, etc. The movie features primarily Fords because of product placement (much like the Transformer movies feature GM junk for their placement). There's a GT350 Mustang, a Shelby Daytona Cobra, and a Cortina (watch for the scene where the front windshield was removed on the Cortina for studio filming). The acting is ok, but this was a time when most movies were made quickly for little money. Back then a studio might make 100 movies a year, not like today where they only make maybe 10. The story itself is about race car drivers, racing, and their girl friends. Just a day in the life. George Takei is in the film. James Caan. Richard Petty is filmed as himself. Some really scary accidents from the TV racing footage, but that's how they raced back then. Little or no safety gear.

Look, if you like the 1960's, cars, racing, good looking women, then you might like this (over) dramatic film. It's a classic car flick. (by the way, no, the Cobra Daytona's did not have a radio like in the film LOL ).
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By wjoegreen on July 9, 2013
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Nostalgic NASCAR footage was the high point of this movie. Surprised Hawks or Caan survived this Ed Wood quality venture.
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By P. Jalosky on April 29, 2013
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For the legendary director, this is a really poor effort. I don't I can remember so many unknown actors over-acting so bad. Even James Caan seems like he is sleep walking through this movie.
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