Stroker Ace

  • stroker ace
    strokerposter.jpg
    theatrical release poster by drew struzan
    directed byhal needham
    produced byhank moonjean
    screenplay by
    • hugh wilson
    • hal needham
    based on
    stand on it
    by
    • william neely
    • robert k. ottum
    starring
    • burt reynolds
    • ned beatty
    • jim nabors
    • parker stevenson
    • loni anderson
    music byal capps
    cinematographynick mclean
    edited by
    • william d. gordean
    • carl kress
    production
    company
    yahi productions
    distributed bywarner bros.
    universal pictures
    release date
    july 1, 1983 (1983-07-01)
    running time
    96 minutes
    countryunited states
    languageenglish
    budget$14 million[1]
    box office$11.4 million[2]

    stroker ace is a 1983 american action comedy film directed by hal needham and starring burt reynolds as the eponymous stroker ace, a nascar driver.

    burt reynolds turned down the role of astronaut garrett breedlove in terms of endearment to do this film. the role went to jack nicholson, who went on to win an oscar. reynolds said he made this decision because "i felt i owed hal more than i owed jim" but that it was a turning point in his career from which he never recovered. although car-themed films starring reynolds had all previously been successes – including four made with needham – stroker ace flopped. "that's where i lost them," he later said of his fans.[3]

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Stroker Ace
Strokerposter.jpg
Theatrical release poster by Drew Struzan
Directed byHal Needham
Produced byHank Moonjean
Screenplay by
Based on
Starring
Music byAl Capps
CinematographyNick McLean
Edited by
  • William D. Gordean
  • Carl Kress
Production
company
Yahi Productions
Distributed byWarner Bros.
Universal Pictures
Release date
July 1, 1983 (1983-07-01)
Running time
96 minutes
CountryUnited States
LanguageEnglish
Budget$14 million[1]
Box office$11.4 million[2]

Stroker Ace is a 1983 American action comedy film directed by Hal Needham and starring Burt Reynolds as the eponymous Stroker Ace, a NASCAR driver.

Burt Reynolds turned down the role of astronaut Garrett Breedlove in Terms of Endearment to do this film. The role went to Jack Nicholson, who went on to win an Oscar. Reynolds said he made this decision because "I felt I owed Hal more than I owed Jim" but that it was a turning point in his career from which he never recovered. Although car-themed films starring Reynolds had all previously been successes – including four made with Needham – Stroker Ace flopped. "That's where I lost them," he later said of his fans.[3]

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