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Stingray

PG 1978 1h 40m Drama List
Reviews 38% Audience Score Fewer than 50 Ratings Two men purchase a vintage sports car unaware that the trunk is filled with a gangster's illicit belongings. Read More Read Less

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Audience Member The role of the ruthless, murderous, sociopathic, yet sexy, career criminal Abigail "Abby" Bratowski is played 5 star by actress Sherry Jackson! Many other great actors as well. Great action with some comical one liners for the situations at hand. Rated R for sure as there is gun violence and Abby. Good movie for car people. 1972 standard 2 door Chevelle and of course the Stingray throughout the entire film. Filmed a lot in Illinois with final scene under the Eads bridge across the Mississipi river from St. Louis and Gateway Arch. Has some original soundtrack music. Plot: Drug deal goes bad. 2 bad guys flee and stash drugs and money in Corvette Stingray on used car lot then get arrested for suspected drug deal but released the next day due to no evidence. The next morning they go back to the used car lot to get the evidence, aka drugs and money, only to find a guy with his friend buying the Stingray and driving off the lot. From that point on the guys in the Stingray are being chased by the bad guys who want their stash back, yet are clueless as to why they're being chased! Rated 4 out of 5 stars 02/02/23 Full Review Audience Member Drug dealers pursue the new owners of a Corvette Stingray where they have hastily stashed a sum of cash and drugs. Largely amounts to a 100 min car chase with bits of poorly played slapstick thrown in. The main characters are especially bland, not surprising given its star is the uncharismatic Christopher Mitchum. Filmed in and around the St Louis area, which at least gives a unique look. Rated 1.5 out of 5 stars 02/24/23 Full Review Audience Member Two young men buy a car with stolen drugs and money in the boot, and are chased by crooks led by a tough lady. Second grade movie with very little identity and no credibility as anything more that a few badly shot car chases. Rated 1 out of 5 stars 01/24/23 Full Review Audience Member Last night, my confidant Nathan Bayless and I attended a screening of a new 35mm print of The Evil Dead. After the screening let out, I saw a long line of people waiting to get into another screening. That's when it hit me. Yesterday was Wednesday and these people were waiting to see the next Weird Wednesday film. Seeing that I had already missed The Brood the night before for Terror Tuesday, I suggested we go ahead and stay for the dollar movie. Bayless agreed. What we saw was this old school car chase movie, where it mixes this goofy comedy with a country twang soundtrack and juxtaposes extreme violence in between scenes of slapstick. It's...oddly entertaining. The film also presents the characters in an odd way. It totally breaks some rules of screenwriting. It presents these characters who should be the antagonists in a way that would lead you to believe they are the protagonists, and then quite the opposite for the actual protagonists (who aren't even seen until at least 10 minutes into the movie). It's really quite odd and I never truly knew which characters I was supposed to be rooting for. I mean the lead criminals, Lonigan and Abigal, have some charm and charisma, but I wouldn't say I ever cared about them. Then you have the good old boys who are stuck in the middle of these criminal happenings unexpectedly and who are never developed...at all. Throw in a girl who barely speaks into the duo just to give the male audience something to look at and you have probably the most undercooked characters I have seen in any movie. But for some reason, despite all of those flaws, I enjoyed this for what it was. It goes on for way too long and there are a couple scenes that will leave you scratching your head (did they really have to chase the guy who looks like Anthony Micheal Hall if he had been beaten with the ugly stick a couple times to the face through the woods for so long? Did the hobo at the end really have to take their jacket with the money in it to merely have just ONE MORE chase scene in the movie?), but it's still pretty charming and entertaining. I miss old car chase movies like this. The Bourne films sort of brought the magic back a little bit and of course Death Proof made love and homage to these types of films, but that's not enough. We need flicks like this again, people! Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 01/30/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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Synopsis Two men purchase a vintage sports car unaware that the trunk is filled with a gangster's illicit belongings.
Director
Richard Taylor
Producer
Donald Ham, Bill Bruce
Rating
PG
Genre
Drama
Original Language
English
Release Date (DVD)
Jan 1, 2004
Runtime
1h 40m