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The concept was 10-week series of 1950s "drive-in classic" B-movies remade "with a '90s edge". The impetus for the series, according to Arkoff was, "what it would be like if you made Rebel Without a Cause today. It would be more lurid, sexier, and much more dangerous, and you definitely would have had Natalie Wood's top off". Originally, Arkoff wanted to call the series, Raging Hormones but Showtime decided on Rebel Highway instead. Arkoff and Hill invited several directors to pick a title from one of Samuel Arkoff's movies, hire their own writers and create a story that could resemble the original if they wanted. In addition, they had the right to a final cut and select their own director of photography and the editor. Each director was given a $1.3 million budget and 12 days to shoot it with a cast of young, up and coming actors and actresses. According to Arkoff, the appeal to directors was that, "They weren't hampered by big studios saying, 'You can't do this or that.' And all the directors paid very close attention to the detail of the era. We want these shows to be fun for the younger generation and fun for the older generation".
The series premiered with Robert Rodriguez's Roadracers on July 22, 1994.
If Echobridge Acquired all these films from Miramax It would make one hell of a collection to own!!
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Pretty good movie for a small budget & according to special features filmed in 13 days with a good clear picture and sound , R rated and 94 minutes long .
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What a real rockabilly greaser movie should really be all in this movie. ClassicPublished 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
Leather jackets steel toe boots rockabilly music this is prob one of my favorite movies seeing how I dress like dude and I am also a road racer.Published 8 months ago by Rick geronimo Walker
Wow, Not sure where all this praise is coming from. Where do I start. Horrible acting. Even from decent actors / actresses. Of course I am not referring to Arquette. Read morePublished 17 months ago by alex vail
I see others complaining about it being shot in two weeks. Realize that this movie was picked up by Robert (for showtime) because those before him basically dumped the project. Read morePublished 19 months ago by Skubeedoo
An undiscovered gem directed by Robert Rodriguez. This is probably his best and most inspired script. Read morePublished 19 months ago by Classics Fan
Cool movie, but need the soundtrack. Haven't seen it anywhere. Wishing it was avaiablePublished 22 months ago by Sabes