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Corvette Summer (1978)

The directing debut of Matthew Robbins, co-writer (with Hal Barwood) of Steven Spielberg’s The Sugarland Express, is a youth movie very much in the mould of American Graffiti (1973).

Mark Hamill, then fresh from the original Star Wars (1977), stars as a young man who spends most of his time fondling, stroking and polishing the love of his life: a restored and customised Chevrolet Corvette.


When the car is stolen, Hamill goes looking for it with the help of trainee prostitute Annie Potts, who lives in a psychedelic Dormobile.

A pity Robbins’s directing career proved to be fairly undistinguished after this promising first feature.

Kenneth W. Dantley Jr
Mark Hamill
Annie Potts
Ed McGrath
Eugene Roche
Principal Bacon
Richard McKenzie
Wayne Lowry
Kim Milford
Danny Bonaduce
Albert Insinnia
Mrs Dantley
Jane A. Johnston
Plain Clothes Police Lecturer
William Bryant