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Six Pack (1982)

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Stopping briefly in a small Texas town, an itinerant race car driver finds that his stock car, on a trailer behind his motor home, has just been quickly and expertly stripped. He chases ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Kenny Rogers ... Brewster Baker
Diane Lane ... Breezy
Erin Gray ... Lilah
Barry Corbin ... Sheriff
Terry Kiser ... Terk
Bob Hannah ... Diddler
Tom Abernathy Tom Abernathy ... Louis
Robbie Fleming ... Little Harry
Anthony Michael Hall ... Doc
Robby Still Robby Still ... Swifty
Benji Wilhoite Benji Wilhoite ... Steven
Buddy Baker Buddy Baker ... Himself
Gary McGurrin Gary McGurrin ... Hank
Charles Kahlenberg Charles Kahlenberg ... Stan
Roy Tatum Roy Tatum ... Harley
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Stopping briefly in a small Texas town, an itinerant race car driver finds that his stock car, on a trailer behind his motor home, has just been quickly and expertly stripped. He chases down the miscreants, who turn out to be six orphan children. He has no recourse to the law, for the corrupt local Sheriff takes most of the proceeds of their thievery in exchange for not putting them in an orphanage. They are charming rogues, who are in turn charmed by him. Disliking their arrangement with the Sheriff, they stow away with him, and he finds himself becoming a reluctant father figure. Thanks to their enthusiasm and incredible mechanical know-how, he begins to make a name for himself on the racing circuit. But the Sheriff doesn't take kindly to losing his extra income. Written by Paul Emmons <pemmons@wcupa.edu>

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Kenny Rogers is Brewster Baker. His racing career was going in reverse, until six car-crazy kids joined his pit crew and put him back on the track. See more »

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Comedy | Drama | Sport

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 July 1982 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Brewster et les six chenapans See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$20,225,989
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Mono

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The nickname of Heather Aikens (Diane Lane) was "Breezy", and the nickname of Brewster Baker (Kenny Rogers) was "Brew". See more »

Goofs

While Brewster is in the bar, the kids are out in the parking lot raiding other race cars for parts to put back on Brewster's car. One of the kids is shown removing the lug nuts off a potential donor car. The wheels on this car have the standard lug pattern common to stock production vehicles. Brewster's car is running wide five hubs on all four corners. While the potential is there to use the tires, the rims would be useless and thus make for a pretty senseless heist, seeing as how his car needs both rims and tires. See more »

Quotes

Sheriff: Get your asses out here on the double!
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Alternate Versions

CBS edited 14 minutes from this film for its 1984 network television premiere. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Mystery Science Theater 3000: Tormented (1992) See more »

Soundtracks

Love Will Turn You Around
Sung by Kenny Rogers
Words and Music by Even Stevens, David Malloy, Thom Schuyler and Kenny Rogers
Played often in the score
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"It's Swifty, you toad sucker!"
24 June 2014 | by utgard14See all my reviews

Kenny Rogers plays race car driver Brewster Baker, who finds himself saddled with a 'six pack' of thieving orphans. The kids know a thing or two about cars and prove to be a big help with Brewster's career, becoming a first-rate pit crew for him. Brewster grows attached to the kids but eventually has to choose between them and winning a big race.

Kenny Rogers is good but the kids are the show, really. Two of them would go on to bigger things; Anthony Michael Hall and Diane Lane. The funniest of the bunch, though, is foul-mouthed Swifty, played by Robby Still. He gets most of the best lines. Pretty Erin Gray plays the love interest. Some nice country music and a generally pleasant tone throughout. A family movie, of sorts, but not a Disney movie for sure.


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