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      Banzai Runner

      1987 1h 26m Action List
      Reviews 50% Audience Score 50+ Ratings A former state trooper (Dean Stockwell) chases Californians who road-race exotic cars as fast as 200 mph. Read More Read Less

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      Dennis Schwartz Dennis Schwartz Movie Reviews If you like car chases, you might want to check out this film for its three high-speed chases; that is, if they weren't so unexciting. Rated: C+ Jun 9, 2015 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Audience Member This is a great movie for true car enthusiasts. Sure it can get a bit boring in between race scenes but hey, a true car person isn't there for the plot line. This movie is truly interactive. you hear the engines, see the petals, shifters being shifted and needles moving in the gauges, and to be honest that is what the gear head is there for. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 01/20/23 Full Review Audience Member Banzai Runners drive specially equipped Ferrari's, Pantera's and other imported cars at speeds of 200 miles an hour on lonely desert roads. Billy Baxter (Dean Stockwell) is a highway patrolman fed up with his inability to control the highways. Against the orders of his commander Billy visits master mechanic Traven (Charles Dierkop) and asks him to soup up his patrol car. When Captain Hernandez (Eric Mason) finds out, he fires Baxter but the DEA step in and convince him to try and infiltrate the Banzai Runners. When prime suspect, Harry Osborne (Barry Sattels), challenges Billy to a race - winner takes the money, drugs and all - he soon finds himself entangled in a struggle for survival... Osborne's bagman, Syszek (Billy Drago), is holding Billy's nephew hostage. also star Ann Cooper, John Shepherd, Rick Fitts and Mary Lou Kenworthy. directed by John G. Thomas. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 02/24/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Synopsis A former state trooper (Dean Stockwell) chases Californians who road-race exotic cars as fast as 200 mph.
      Director
      John G. Thomas
      Screenwriter
      John G. Thomas, Phil Harnage
      Genre
      Action
      Original Language
      English
      Runtime
      1h 26m