A car-obsessed Driver and Mechanic aimlessly head East from L.A. in a souped-up 1955 Chevy, drag racing for money and thrills. Drifting across the Southwest, they keep being buzzed by a Pontiac GTO. They are joined by The Girl after she climbs into their car while the two are eating in a diner. Later at a gas station, the three meet "GTO" and challenge him to a cross-country race to Washington, D.C. for "pink slips," where the winner will get the loser's car. Along the way, however, they keep stopping to help each other, and winning seems far from their thoughts. The road is itself a place to live, is home, not just a way to move.
Criterion collection ; 414
Criterion collection ; 414 DVD.
Automobile racing drivers -- Drama.
Chevrolet automobile -- Drama.
Drag racing -- Drama.
Drifters -- Drama.
GTO automobile -- Drama.
Hot rods -- Drama.
Muscle cars -- United States -- Drama.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Caffey, Kreag, actor.
Corry, Will, screenwriter.
Criterion Collection (Firm), publisher.
Hellman, Monte, 1932- film director.
Laughlin, Michael, film producer.
Michael Laughlin Enterprises, production company.
Mitchell, George, 1905-1972, actor.
Oates, Warren, 1928-1982, actor.
Squire, Katherine, 1903-1995, actor.
Stanton, Harry Dean, 1926-2017, actor.
Taylor, James, 1948- actor.
Universal Pictures (Firm), production company.
Vint, Alan, 1944-2006, actor.
Wilson, Dennis, 1944-1983, actor.
Wurlitzer, Rudolph, screenwriter.