Stroker Ace 1983 PG CC

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Oscar-nominated, Golden Globe and Emmy-winning superstar Burt Reynolds ("Boogie Nights," "Evening Shade") is Stroker Ace, a fast-living, hard-driving stock car racer whose high spirited antics finally catch up with him

Starring:
Burt Reynolds, Ned Beatty
Runtime:
1 hour 35 minutes

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Genres Sports, Romance, Action, Comedy
Director Hal Needham
Starring Burt Reynolds, Ned Beatty
Supporting actors Jim Nabors, Parker Stevenson, Loni Anderson, John Byner, Frank O. Hill, Cassandra Peterson, Bubba Smith, Warren Stevens, Alfie Wise, James C. Lewis, Neil Bonnett, Dale Earnhardt, Harry P. Gant, Terry Labonte, Benny Parsons, Kyle Petty, Tim Richmond, Ricky Rudd
Studio Warner Bros.
MPAA rating PG (Parental Guidance Suggested)
Captions and subtitles English Details
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I received the movie on time and the service was great.
Colin from Canada
Jim Nabors, Bubba Smith and Loni Anderson also turn in great performances, working with Stroker Ace's team.
K. Stuckey
Forget the critics and listen to a true Burt Reynolds fan - this is a great movie for Burt Reynolds fans!
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22 of 22 people found the following review helpful By H. Bala TOP 500 REVIEWER on September 1, 2008
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3.5 stars for this one. Since this is a big deal to me, I'll first mention that none of these three films are presented in widescreen format.

Before Schwarzenegger and Stallone, my go-to cinematic action dudes were Clint Eastwood and Burt Reynolds. Now, there's no doubting that Eastwood is the more celebrated actor and director, while Reynolds's flicks are more often dismissed as lightweight and mindless material. There's truth to that. Yet I find plenty of Burt's stuff entertaining. And several of his movies do have some measures of depth (The Longest Yard (Lockdown Edition), Starting Over, etc.). This particular triple feature dvd set focuses on two of his better films, the atmospheric crime thriller SHARKY'S MACHINE and the very good HOOPER. Rounding the set out is STROKER ACE, which isn't as good.

Before the baby, let's get to the bathwater. 1983's STROKER ACE is harmless and vacuous. If you're into auto racing or just into cars running amuck and slamming into each other, then you might enjoy this one. Plenty of dumb jock shenanigans here, and whirls around the motor speedway. Burt, firmly entrenched in his good-old-boy persona, plays Stroker Ace, one of the top stock-car racers around, and, boy, he knows it. But the flamboyant Stroker learns a lesson in humility when he agrees to be sponsored by a fried chicken franchise, as he signs without first reading the contract. It's not too long before he's parading around in a chicken outfit and having "fastest chicken in the South" painted on his race car.
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18 of 21 people found the following review helpful By Boba's Daddy Figure on February 20, 2009
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If you want average TV quality, these three movies-in-one are okay. But some reviewers claimed that the "Sharky" supplied is widescreen. IT IS NOT. It also suffers from excessive compression, just like the older single disc Sharky DVD. They compressed it deeply to fit onto a single-layer cheapo DVD media. The ONLY ORIGINAL uncensored version of Sharky's Machine is still - sadly - only available (to the best of my knowledge) on LASERDISC.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By R. Jeffes on July 17, 2007
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Here is an icon in his prime. Stroker Ace may be very silly, but Hooper and Sharkey's Machine are genuine works of art for the era. They set up the framework for action comedy/melodrama for now. I love these movies. I wish Burt could still do what he did. He will always be awesome in my book. One note, I wish these movies were in widescreen.
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7 of 9 people found the following review helpful By K. Stuckey VINE VOICE on July 24, 2004
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Burt Reynolds plays the title character, a cocky racing veteran with a rep as a ladies man, to perfection and Parker Stevenson is the young gun after him on the race track. Jim Nabors, Bubba Smith and Loni Anderson also turn in great performances, working with Stroker Ace's team. There are lots of racing scenes and physical comedy. Stroker Ace needs a sponsor and Ned Beatty, the owner of a fast food chicken franchise, steps in. Stroker becomes known as 'the fastest chicken in the south', which makes him the butt of a lot of jokes at the track. So then he spends the rest of the movie trying to get fired so he doesn't have to do ridiculous things like dress up in chicken suits and cut ribbons at restaurant grand openings. With appearances by some of the biggest drivers of the time like Benny Parsons, Ricky Rudd and the late Dale Earnhardt, this movie is a quirky look inside the world of drivers, sponsors, crew chiefs, the media, the fans and love of the sport.
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7 of 9 people found the following review helpful By andy clemmons on May 5, 2000
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as a racer myself, i have to say that this is one of the best race films on the market.It has a great cast and is verey funny. Cameo appearances by real Nascar racers makes it even that much better.It reminds me of what it is really like at a race track. If you love racing, this is a must see movie!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By E. David Niessner on May 12, 2007
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Great movies for fans of Burt when he was king of Hollywoood
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5 of 7 people found the following review helpful By James McDonald on June 23, 2003
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Another Burt Reynolds car-racing movie. Definatly for the Smokey and the Bandit: Pursuit Pack (1977), Hooper(1978) and Cannonball Run(1981) crowd. Another all-star cast: Burt Reynolds, Ned Beatty, Jim Nabors, Parker Stevenson, Loni Anderson, John Byner, Cassandra Peterson (Elvira, Mistress of the Dark), and many others. There is nothing wrong with your television set. The first four minutes of the movie was filmed off-tint. Out-takes during end credits. Shown in Full-Screen. No extras. No bonuses.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Jose Lopez on March 11, 2010
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Stroker Ace is Certainly no Smokey and the Bandit 1 and 2. This movie is lacking alot, and would appeal to die-hard Nascar fans, I am not a big fan per se. But there are some cameos from famous drivers. Again, This is not one of Burt's Best sadly.
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