Roadracers Screen 1 article



Roadracers Poster
  • Toothy, footloose exercise in retro-rockabilly-drive-in kitsch, made for Showtime’s Rebel Highway project. The idea was to get established directors (Friedkin, Dante, Milius, McNaughton, etc.) to make low-budget ’50s-type B-movies; Rodriguez was the odd man out, since this was actually the biggest production he’d done up until that point. It shows; this is the work of a no-budge punk getting his first shot at the big time.