About the film
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Release Date: May 18, 1979
|Slogan||:||«Strap yourself into a car that flies 240 miles an hour down a quarter mile track.»|
|Production Companies||:||Quadrant Films, Canadian Film Development Corporation (CFDC), Michael Leibowitz Inc.|
|Producers||:||Phil Savath, Courtney Smith, Peter O'Brian, David Perlmutter, Gail Carr, Michael Lebowitz, Caryl Brandt|
|Writers||:||David Cronenberg, Nicholas Campbell, Phil Savath, Courtney Smith, Alan Treen|
An early departure from director David Cronenberg's canon of visceral horror, 1979's Fast Company profiles one of his personal passions, racecars, in a gritty melodrama that also features exciting racetrack footage. Veteran toughguy William Smith is top-billed as a champion drag racer who clashes with the unscrupulous oil-company executive (John Saxon) who sponsors his team.