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R| 1 hr. 42 min.

Plot Summary
Running away from home to pursue his dreams of becoming a professional racecar driver, Johnny (Jesse Bradford) is a high school kid from a good family. He winds up in Las Vegas working two-bit crimes. No closer to his destination - the race tracks of North Carolina - Johnny has a long way to go, but he is not without hope.

Cast: Jesse Bradford , Jordan Brower , Jonathan Taylor Thomas , Daryl Hannah , Tiffani-Amber Thiessen , Patsy Kensit , Justin Urich , Adrienne Frantz

Director: Nickolas Perry

Genres: Drama

Distributor: here! Films, Xscapade Pictures Ltd. [gb], Regent Entertainment [us]

Speedway Junky (1999)

Release Date: August 31st, 2001|1 hr. 42 min.

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  • 20
    Kevin Maynard Mr. Showbiz

    Hard to watch -- not because of its unflinching realism, but rather for its mawkish reliance on every boy hooker flick from "Midnight Cowboy" to "Johns." show more

  • 90
    Kevin Thomas Los Angeles Times

    A potent mixture of sentiment and grit, and it showcases the talents of its young principals. show more

  • 70
    David Ehrenstein New Times (L.A.)

    The film belongs to Jordan Brower, whose every appearance breaks one's heart, and makes some otherwise familiar material come alive. show more

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