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Banzai Runner
Banzai Runner
Actors: Dean Stockwell, John Shepherd, Charles Dierkop, Barry Sattels, Billy Drago
Director: John G. Thomas
Genres: Action & Adventure, Documentary
NR     2001     1hr 27min

Combining the pulse-pounding film traditions of the renegade cop and high-speed automotive action, "Banzai Runner" stars Dean Stockwell as Billy Baxter, a California state trooper who is frustrated in his attempts to stop ...  more »


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Actors: Dean Stockwell, John Shepherd, Charles Dierkop, Barry Sattels, Billy Drago
Director: John G. Thomas
Creators: Howard Wexler, John G. Thomas, Drake Silliman, Kenneth L. Hulbert, Phil Harnage
Genres: Action & Adventure, Documentary
Sub-Genres: Action & Adventure, Documentary
Studio: Image Entertainment
Format: DVD - Color
DVD Release Date: 01/30/2001
Original Release Date: 01/01/1987
Theatrical Release Date: 01/01/1987
Release Year: 2001
Run Time: 1hr 27min
Screens: Color
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 1
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English

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Movie Reviews

Banzai Runner
Garth Rodericks | San Jose, CA USA | 08/03/2005
(2 out of 5 stars)

""Banzai Runner" is without doubt a "B" movie with a definite "made for television" feel. But, it stars my Pantera - Cool! It's very predictable and full of corny lines, but lots of fun none the less. I expected a lot worse from what I had heard about the move, but I was pleasantly surprised. To quote my wife after we watched it for the first time, "It wasn't that bad. We've seen a lot worse." The chase and race scenes are fun to watch despite the lack of realism, and any car guy would love to own just about any of the cars used in the movie."
Great acting, great chases, movie... not so great
Daniel Peel | Oberlin, OH USA | 03/21/2001
(4 out of 5 stars)

"This movie WORKS. It is entertaining, fun, mindless, and includes some GREAT acting by Stockwell and most of the other characters. The plot is not particularly great, but it is not hard to overlook that when you are watching a movie that you KNOW is a mindless, fun flick. Which brings me to the car chases. Absolutely riveting. What this movie does different than in other movies is to consentrate on speed. Not explosions or gunshots or anything of the like, but pure speed. And believe me, it WORKS. A fun movie. I'm glad I bought it."
Banzai Runner
James | Arkansas, USA | 02/19/2002
(3 out of 5 stars)

"This is a decant movie for 'car guys' who like fast cars racing around, even a little fun watching them work to build a car along the way but other people may find it a little weak on the plot. The only actual 'bad' thing about it is that it shows it's age, or rather the age when it was made (mid-80s). The sceens with the super-hot cars racing across the desart is enough to make it likeable for any car guy and seeing Dean Stockwell's reaction (ie. emergency pitstop) after his first trip above the 150mph mark in a tricked-out, low-riding customized pickup is worth a good roll in the floor for anyone with a sense of humor."