High school loser Rodney C. Duckworth (Gary Springer) is known as The Rodent until one unforgettable night when he borrows a cherry-new Chevy convertible and goes cruising for the girl of his dreams. With help of dim greaser Calhoun (David Wilson), hot-rodder T.J. Swackhammer (Brian Kerwin) and some very willing women, Rod goes from zero to hero during a wild ride of near- misses, direct-hits and bra-busting fun.
In the tradition of American Graffiti and Porky's, Hometown U.S.A. cruises through a place and time when James Dean rocked the screen while heavy breathing ruled the back seat. Directed by Max Baer, written by Jesse Vint and filled with over 30 classic hits of the era, Hometown U.S.A. is a slice of heaven in '57!
DVD Special Features: * Theatrical Trailer * Scene Access * Production Notes
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Hometown U.S.A. [DVD](1979) DVD Fans of "American Graffiti" will appreciate this look at life in the '50s in which a group of teenage boys who live for chicks and fast cars learn a lesson about friendship. Gary Springer, David Wilson, Brian Kerwin star; directed by Max Baer, Jr. ("The Beverly Hillbillies"). 92 min. Widescreen and Standard; Soundtrack: English Dolby mono; biographies; theatrical trailer.
Macon County Line [DVD](1974) DVD Terrific actioner about two brothers travelling through the South in the '50s who are suspected of murdering the wife of sheriff Max Baer, Jr. and are pursued by the vengeful lawman. Co-written and produced by Baer, this drive-in fave also stars Alan Vint, Jesse Vint, Cheryl Waters. 88 min. Widescreen (Enhanced) and Standard; Soundtrack: English Digital Dolby mono; audio commentary; theatrical trailer; biographies; documentary. Ode To Billy Joe(1979) VHS Why did Billy Joe McAllister jump off the Tallahatchee Bridge? Find out in this poignant drama, based on the hit Bobbie Gentry song, about teenage lovers Robby Benson and Glynnis O'Connor, their '50s South hometown, and the night that changed their lives forever. With Joan Hotchkis, James Best. 100 min. The McCullochs [DVD](1975) DVD What if Jethro Bodine had directed "Dallas"? The result would be this sprawling drama set in 1949 Texas and starring Forrest Tucker as self-made millionaire J.J. McCulloch. Tucker's attempts to control his rebellious teenage children (Don Grady, Chip Hand, Janice Heiden, Dennis Redfield) lead to resentment and conflict. Julie Adams, William Demarest and Max Baer, Jr. (who also scripted) co-star. AKA: "The Wild McCullochs." 93 min. Widescreen (Enhanced) and Standard; Soundtrack: English Dolby mono; biographies; trailer.