The Car

The Car

Director: Elliot Silverstein Cast: James Brolin, Kathleen Lloyd, John Marley

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A murderous car wreaks havoc on a small Western town in this thriller that has gone on to achieve a small degree of cult status in spite of its own silliness. After a pair of bikers and a horn-playing hitchhiker are viciously mowed down, local police realize they have a motoring maniac on their hands. In a show of boldness, the mysterious black automobile kills the sheriff (John Marley) on the town's main street, leaving the post to officer Wade Parent (James Brolin). A supernatural element enters the picture when the car motors through a parade practice, but refuses to enter the hallowed ground of a cemetery. The cops chase the car through the desert, but it takes out several squad cars and disappears after injuring Wade. Things take a personal turn when the car eliminates Wade's girlfriend Lauren (Kathleen Lloyd) in a shocking sequence. Gathering his remaining officers, Wade concocts a plan to stop the horsepower-laden psychopath. ~ Patrick Legare

Product Details

Release Date: 12/15/2015
UPC: 0826663161489
Original Release: 1977
Rating: PG
Source: Shout Factory
Region Code: A
Presentation: [Color]
Time: 1:37:00
Sales rank: 18,841

Special Features

New interviews with Director Elliot Silverstein and Actors Melody Thomas Scott and Geraldine Keams; Theatrical Trailer; TV Spot; Radio Spots; Still Gallery

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
James Brolin Wade Parent
Kathleen Lloyd Lauren
John Marley everett
R.G. Armstrong Amos
John Rubinstein John Morris
Elizabeth Thompson Margie
Roy Jenson Ray Mott
Kim Richards Lynn Marie
Kyle Richards Debbie
Kate Murtagh Miss McDonald
Robert Phillips Metcalf
Doris Dowling Bertha
Henry O'Brien Chas
Ronny Cox Luke
Melody Thomas Cyclist
Bob Woodlock Pete
Tony Brande Joe
Steve Gravers Mackey
Don Keefer Dr. Pullbrook
Edward Little Sky Denson
Lee Mc Laughlin Marvin Fats
John Moio Parker
Boyd "Red" Morgan Mac Gruder
Bryan O'Byrne Wally
Ernie F. Orsatti Dalton
James Rawley Thompson
Margaret Willey Navajo Woman
Bob Woodstock Cyclist
Hank Hamilton Al

Technical Credits
Elliot Silverstein Director,Producer
James Alexander Sound/Sound Designer
Marvin Birdt Producer
Michael Butler Original Story,Screenwriter
Kevin F. Cleary Sound/Sound Designer
Everett Creach Stunts
Gary Daigler Asst. Director
Gerald Hirschfeld Cinematographer
John McCarthy Set Decoration/Design
Michael McCroskey Editor
Lloyd S. Papez Art Director
Leonard Rosenman Score Composer
Peter Saphier Producer
Dennis Shryack Original Story,Screenwriter
Lane Slate Screenwriter

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The Car 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Wade1000 More than 1 year ago
The most gripping part of the film is the maniacal horn as The Car kills someone. It appears to belaughing in victory! This horror film far surpasses the garbage today. No blood, no nudity, and only mild profanity. A single father and sheriff [James Brolin] must protect his family and community from a rampaging machine of destruction. The funniest scene is when Kathleen Lloyd's character shouts profanity @ The Car. The vehicle is actually the embodiment of evil. You know it's Satan when it crashes through a house just to get revenge on the woman who shouted curses @ it. If the picture were made today The Car would be a Toyota Prius!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This movie, to modern eyes, has one big trait: It feels uneven. It will feel laughably cheesy one minute, and then genuinely frighten you the next. This movie smacks of a ''Jaws'' ripoff. And while that is probably what got this movie funded, sometimes it actually feels more unsettling than the famous shark. It's not as good of a movie or anything, and definitely hasn't aged as well as ''Jaws.'' But watching this, you can't rationalize that the ''Car'' is just a hungry fish on Creatine. Make no mistake, the film looks cheesy (the big 'first look' at the evil Car really falls flat!). But a couple of times, it really delivers. The characters are very realistic, but not memorable. The story is run-of-the-mill, but not too bad for the genre and time. The climax scene piles on the cheddar. The whole film isn't great, but could have been much worse.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I too, don't care what critics have or had to say about this movie, I love it. Like the headline says I saw this movie half a dozen times in the theatre as a teenager when it came out,loved it then and still do. There is just something about this movie that has stuck with me,I guess you just have to see it for yourself.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I don't care how cheesy other people say this film is I love it, ok it may have no storyline but it is a brilliant film. A desert, New Mexico, people, a big black sedan then dead people, it's amazing! And the honking of the horn after every kill is brilliant. Watch this film!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago