The California Kid (1974)

Genres - Thriller  |   Sub-Genres - Chase Movie  |   Run Time - 75 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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Martin Sheen is at his most "James Dean-ish" and Vic Morrow at his most sadistic in the made-for-TV The California Kid. Sheen plays a hot rodder whose brother dies at the hands of sheriff Morrow. It is Morrow's habit to punish speeders by deliberately running them off precipitous mountain curves. Sheen goads Morrow into a no-survivors chase up a steep mountain road--where more than a few surprises await the homicidal lawkeeper. Martin Sheen's souped-up, garishly decorated jalopy gives the best and most consistent "performance" in The California Kid.

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bad-guy, family-member, good-guy, mountains, revenge, sheriff, speed, town, victim