The Last American Hero Poster

Release Date: 1973

DVD Release Date: February 7th, 2006

PG|1 hr 35 min

Plot Summary
Junior Jackson (Jeff Bridges) is a Southern boy with a penchant for driving too fast along his native North Carolina backroads. But when his father, Elroy (Art Lund), is jailed for moonshining, Junior decides to go pro, if only to be able to buy Elroy a few prison privileges. With the help of his brother, Wayne (Gary Busey), he slowly climbs the ranks of the various racing circuits. Often at odds with corporate sponsors, Jackson nevertheless becomes one of the first celebrities of NASCAR.

Cast: Jeff Bridges, Valerie Perrine, Geraldine Fitzgerald, Ned Beatty, Gary Busey, Art Lund, Ed Lauter, William Smith

Director: Lamont Johnson

Genres: Action

Keywords: Underdog, 1950s, 1960s, Brother, Rise, Hotel