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Dirty Mary Crazy Larry (1974)

Action-adventure starring Peter Fonda as Larry, who steals $150,000 from a supermarket to buy a sports car.

With his friend Deke (Adam Roarke), he sets off on a journey across California, evading the police and picking up hitch-hiker Mary (Susan George) on the way.

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Still trading on his Easy Rider (1969) image, Fonda drifts through what rapidly becomes a demolition derby with pit stops for disputes over George’s sexual favours.

As one would expect, the cars crash and career spectacularly and the Californian scenery is often eye-catching, but this road movie pales beside Two-Lane Blacktop (1971) and even Vanishing Point (1971).

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Larry
Peter Fonda
Mary
Susan George
Deke
Adam Roarke
Franklin
Vic Morrow
Donohue
Kenneth Tobey
Stanton
Roddy McDowall

Director
John Hough