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Running On Empty, Movie, 1982 IMDB

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Also known as:

  • Fast Lane Fever
  • Mike - In 3,8 auf 100 (Germany)
  • Våghals på lånte hjul (Norway)

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CarChasesFanatic ES

2007-01-20 17:57

any chases?

landrover1 AR

2007-01-20 19:38

is made in australia,many cars are made specially for that country

datsunZ IT

2007-01-20 20:35

Find also the sidecar bike picture of the couple of sadic cops,his-her,the same of Police Falcon

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valiant1962 AU

2007-01-21 11:43

carchasesfanatic wrote any chases?

Based around the street racing culture so plenty of street racing action but not chases as such

valiant1962 AU

2007-01-21 11:48

datsunZ wrote Find also the sidecar bike picture of the couple of sadic cops,his-her,the same of Police Falcon

Picture coming of the Matchless motorcycle with sidecar

valiant1962 AU

2007-01-22 21:37

The actor who plays Rebel, the blind mechanic in "Running on Empty" /vehicle_81754-Holden-1-tonner.html is Max Cullen who played Thomas, the spray painter in "Midnite Spares" /vehicle_78622-Volkswagen-Typ-1.html

Skid US

2007-01-22 22:11

This looks like it could be one to pickup, if I can just find it on DVD in the U.S.


2007-02-03 00:28

The '69 Charger is not a Charger. It has a huge spoiler on it, like the '70 Plymouth Superbird.

aussiemuscle308 AU

2007-04-05 06:07

The actor that plays 'starter' (with crutches) also plays mechanic's assistance in Mad Max 2 (road warrior).

Quote The '69 Charger is not a Charger. It has a huge spoiler on it, like the '70 Plymouth Superbird.

close, its a 69 Charger Daytona www.autogaleria.pl/tapety/img/dodge/dodge_charger_daytona_1969_01_m.jpg

Gag Halfrunt UK

2007-08-10 12:34

Quote Filming Locations for
Running on Empty (1982)

Cobar, New South Wales, Australia

Sydney, New South Wales, Australia


marioman3138 AU

2008-04-06 05:54

got this recently, really want to watch

Eagle Kammback US

2008-04-13 23:08

The pictures kind of remind me of Mad Max

klaxton66 AU

2009-08-10 14:22

This black Chev that they used in Running on empty used to get around the Western Suburbs of Sydney a while after it was fimed. I seen it a few times, once up very close. It was a little rough up close and wasn't a real 2 door it had the back doors welded up and filled up with filler- it wasn't a great job and you could see it fairly clearly. Also it wasn't supercharged when I seen it, either it was removed or never was and they just added the effects. Also watch the V8 yellow Holden HT Monaro which is drag racing, suddenly turn into a HG (1 model yr later) 6cylinder. As it crashes and blows up you can see the straight 6 as the bonnet comes off. I don't mean to be negative I just found it interesting what they do in movies. Great movie if you love cars and street racing. Long live the classics!

klaxton66 AU

2009-08-10 14:39

Gag Halfrunt wrote

The Sydney site was down near pier 1 down at the old Sydney Rocks area the street I used to drag my 69 Monaro down. It was Hickson rd. Check it out on Google earth.

boogieman US

2010-01-08 13:57

Is this on DVD? Anyone know where I could get it (in the US.)??

rjluna2 US

2010-01-08 14:03

I don't know if there one available, but here it's called Fast Lane Fever.

boogieman US

2010-01-08 14:24

Sweet. If anyone else is interested: Link to "www.amazon.com" (VHS. Quite expensive!)

albundy666 AU

2011-07-20 05:38

The reason the crash cars are mock ups is that most of the cars used in the movie were volunteered for use by the owners who were actually involved in the illegal street race scene at the time. Obviously they wouldnt want their cars destroyed for the film so mock ups were made for the crash scenes.I grew up in the eastern suburbs of sydney at the time and my father was a big motorhead. We used to go and hang out at cooggee beach or bondi beach or under the bridge at hickson rd or at the docks at port botany and literally dozens of cars would show up and race each other just like in the movie. Cops didnt really care back then but now they have speed bumps and automated speed cameras every few metres to stop people racing. Many of the cars from the film still exist as they did back then. Complete with tacky 80's paintjobs and spoilers. I see them at car shows now and then.

jpts AU

2015-08-18 16:55

You can tell that the film is set in New South Wales in 1982 as the vehicles has the 1982 New South Wales registration stickers on the windscreens.

The Pirate AU

2017-07-16 19:59

In late October 2018 we are having a Running On Empty Festival in Cobar NSW (where much of the film was shot).

We have been in contact with Actors and Mechanics that were involved with the film.

If anyone knows of where ANY of the cars from the movie are now, please let me know.

There is a page on Facebook for the Festival

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dsl SX

2017-07-16 20:04

^ don't forget the song.

mc2 AU

2018-01-19 03:03

Keep your eye out for the explosive action packed sequel 'Running On Empty to Racetopia' to begin filming late 2018

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