Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
Actors: John Brinkley, Ed Nelson, Tony Miller, Pat George, Coleman Francis
Director: Richard Harbinger
Genres: Action & Adventure, Drama
A Car-Lover's "Must Have!"A high school student working with local law enforcement goes undercover to infiltrate the teen-based T-Bird Gang. But this gang plays for keeps and when his cover is blown things get hairy!Fast ... more »
(1 out of 5 stars)
"I enjoy good moves and I also get a hoot out of camp. This is neither. This is not a hot rod movie. There are no drag races, no street rods etc and worst of all absolutely no one is cool in it. There is only one "T-bird" and it is a 2 seat 56' not a 4 seat 58' or 59' as depicted on the cover. So it only holds one other person. They also have one other beat up car. This consitutes "the gang's" cars and with the two seater you are not going to be able to haul around a lot of gang members so it is a terribly small gang. The leader of the gang wears a sport coat and tie and drives around in the white T-bird with the top down even while pulling his "jobs" - I guess so everyone can get a good look at him and discribe him accurately to the police. Save your money and if you want true 50's camp buy the Peter Gunn TV series which is now out on DVD (2 sets)good action, great music (by Mancini). He has a cool girl friend that sings in a 50's lounge (Mother's), drives cool cars, wears cool cloths - he is 50's cool."
Disappointing even at the price
Surfink | Racine, WI | 08/21/2001
(2 out of 5 stars)
"I picked this DVD up cause I like the 50s JD stuff and figured I couldn't go wrong at the price. Well, the movie itself isn't disappointing, but the DVD quality is lacking. The image overall is very soft, like a poor quality EP mode VHS tape, and quite dark, especially in the night scenes. If you're desperate to see every JD epic ever made, go for it. If you're looking for a quality addition to your movie library I would have to say pass on this one, even at the price (although in perspective it's not as bad as some Madacy and Diamond discs I've seen in the same price range). The star rating is for the DVD, the movie would get about a 3 or 4."
Rare Juvenile Delinquent Feature Finally Gets a DVD Release
Michael P. Barnum | Oregon | 06/23/2001
(3 out of 5 stars)
"This Filmgroup release features John Brinkley as a young man whose father is killed in a robbery. He joins forces with the T-Bird gang in order to exact revenge on the killers. Some of the performances are a bit rough, but Ed Nelson as the leader of the T-Bird gang, and John Brinkley both put on a good show. Brinkley, who seemed to make a career of appearing in these juvenile melodramas, also co-wrote the screenplay along with his co-star Tony Miller. The low budget show throughout the film but it generally holds the viewers interest and for the price this is a hard DVD to pass up!"