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Two-Lane Blacktop

Rating:R
Genre:Drama
Release Date:October 12, 1999
Running time:101 minutes
Cast:James Taylor, Warren Oates, Laurie Bird, Dennis Wilson, David Drake
Director:Monte Hellman
Producer:Michael S Laughlin
Writer:Will Corry, Rudy Wurlitzer
Distributor:Universal Pictures

Description: The surface story is a quixotic cross country road race between dapper sociopath playboy Warren Oates driving a showroom GTO and ultra-laconic proto-grunge hippie gearheads James Taylor and Dennis Wilson behind the wheel of their primer gray souped-up '55 Chevy. In director Monte Hellman's hands, however, the raw materials of an AIP hot rod flick take on dark mythic overtones while becoming a quintessential document of end-of the '60s millennialism.

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