Six Pack


Six Pack Information

Six Pack is a 1982 American comedy-drama film directed by Daniel Petrie and starring Kenny Rogers, Diane Lane, Erin Gray, Anthony Michael Hall, and Barry Corbin.

Plot

When race car driver Brewster Baker (Kenny Rogers) is stopped at a gas station, parts are stolen from his race car. Then while in a diner in a small Texas town, he sees some people stealing parts from another car, and chases the thieves. When the thieves' van goes into a river, Brewster rescues them and discovers that they are orphaned children. The kids were stealing auto parts for a corrupt sheriff, who jails Brewster for breaking and exiting, larceny, resisting arrest and speeding. After the kids help break Brewster out of jail, Brewster reluctantly takes the children with him. Eventually, they form a friendship and bond. The end of the movie features real race footage from the 1982 NASCAR Coca-Cola 500, held at Atlanta Motor Speedway and won that year by Darrell Waltrip.

Cast

  • Kenny Rogers as Brewster Baker
  • Diane Lane as Heather "Breezy" Aikens
  • Erin Gray as Lilah
  • Barry Corbin as Sheriff
  • Terry Kiser as Terk Logan
  • Bob Hannah as Diddler
  • Tom Aberathy as Louis
  • Robbie Fleming as Little Harry
  • Anthony Michael Hall as Doc
  • Robby Still as Swifty
  • Benji Wilhoite as Steven
  • Buddy Baker as Himself

Music

The theme song to the film is "Love Will Turn You Around", a song performed and co-written by Rogers that was a #1 country and adult contemporary hit. It peaked at #13 on the pop chart.

Box office

The film had a limited release on July 16, 1982 and went wide on July 23, 1982. It grossed over $20 million during its theatrical run.

Reception

Janet Maslin of The New York Times in her review, called Six Pack "good-natured but none-too-interesting" as a typical fable where "orphans find a father, a lonely man finds a good woman, an unsuccessful racer makes good on the comeback trail, and everybody lives unreasonably happily ever after."

Filming Locations

Parts of the movie was filmed in Jefferson, Georgia at Jefco Speedway also known as Georgia International Speedway and Peach State Speedway now known as Gresham Motorsports Park. Some local Jefferson teens were used as extras in the film. Notable NASCAR racing legends raced at the track such as Bobby Isaac, ?(Tiger Tom)' Tom Pistone, Jody Ridley, LeeRoy Yarbrough, Wendell Scott, Mark Martin, Freddy Fryar, Darrell Waltrip, Alan Kulwicki, Larry Pearson and Rusty Wallace. ?Alabama Gang' racing legends Neil Bonnett, Bobby Allison, Donnie Allison and Davey Allison.

Television Show

In 1983, there was a spin-off television show of the same name which featured Don Johnson as Brewster Baker and Markie Post as Sally Leadbetter. This show also featured Joaquin Phoenix (billed as Leaf Phoenix) in his second role.

Home media releases

  • VHS Release date: May 19, 1993
  • 1st DVD Release date: April 4, 2006
  • 2nd DVD Release date: July 3, 2012
, the feature has not been released on Blu-ray Disc.




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