With a title like SMOKEY BITES THE DUST, you would think the elevator pitch for the movie would go something like, “The sheriff of a small town will stop at nothing to catch a high school rebel that kidnaps his daughter” Or, “When his car is stolen, Dick Miller sets off to catch the perpetrator by helicopter in a game of air-to-ground cat and mouse.” Or, “Time is running out as a local moonshiner looks to strike it rich by selling his prized recipe before law enforcement catches up with him” Or, “A pre-teen girl wrestles with the challenges of growing up while living in a small town full of corruption and danger” Fortunately, if you took all those elevator pitches and replaced “Or” with “And”, you would have most of the plot for Smokey Bites the Dust. Buckle up.
Director Charles B. Griffith
Writers Max Apple, Brian Williams
Stars Jimmy McNichol, Janet Julian, Walter Barnes