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Van Nuys Blvd. (1979)

A small-town kid hears about the wild nights of cruising the boulevard in Van Nuys, California. He drives out there to check it out, and gets involved with drag racers, topless dancers and bikers.

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William Sachs

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William Sachs
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Bill Adler Bill Adler ... Bobby
Cynthia Wood Cynthia Wood ... Moon
Dennis Bowen Dennis Bowen ... Greg
Melissa Prophet Melissa Prophet ... Camille
David Hayward ... Leon Barnes 'Chooch'
Tara Strohmeier ... Wanda
Dana Gladstone ... Officer Albert Zass
Di Ann Monaco Di Ann Monaco ... Motorcycle Girl
Don Sawyer Don Sawyer ... Jason
Jim Kester Jim Kester ... Frankie
Minnie Summers Lindsey ... Nurse Bradley (as Minnie E. Lindsey)
Susanne Severeid ... Jo
Doug Bailey Doug Bailey ... Gas Station Attendant
Aesop Aquarian Aesop Aquarian ... Biker (as Stephen Morrell)
Bella Bruck Bella Bruck ... Mrs. Zass
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Storyline

A small-town kid hears about the wild nights of cruising the boulevard in Van Nuys, California. He drives out there to check it out, and gets involved with drag racers, topless dancers and bikers.

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Taglines:

The Greatest Cruisin' in the Land Takes Place on the Street -- Where it all Began...

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 March 1980 (Finland) See more »

Also Known As:

Febre de Viver See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Marimark Productions See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Shot in eighteen days. See more »

Goofs

After the car at the gas station is smashed, several people can be heard applauding, but only one character claps on-camera. The additional applause presumably came from the film crew or was added in post-production. See more »

Quotes

Bobby: If we don't get a doctor down here right now out I'm gonna shut your mouth permanently~!
Nurse: You cant talk to me like that!
Bobby: O I can't cant I?
[slams fist down]
Nurse: Ok,Ok!! Stay right there.
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References Reefer Madness (1936) See more »

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on the button for the eighties
9 February 2012 | by christopher-underwoodSee all my reviews

I appreciate that having been born in 1946, I don't really have the right to review this film. My period is 1968/69, some ten years before this and boy does it show! Here, the car has already become God once more, the dancing looks more like aerobics and the music! Well, I got through prog rock and even punk but this disco sound was beyond me. Amazing though just how early the 'eighties' began because this really looks absolutely on the button for the eighties and yet was presumably made no later than 1978 if it came out in '79. As others have mentioned no plot to speak of, lots of very cute naked bodies, but, for me, too much motoring, too much fairground riding and too much of that music. For anyone ten years younger, however, probably absolutely essential viewing.


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