Cinema: Rushes: Jul. 18, 1983

STROKER ACE

This is the latest model of what might be termed the Burt Reynolds Formula One Vehicle. The sometime bandit is a respectable NASCAR driver in Stroker Ace. That means that the skids and scrapes in which he defies death without losing his good-ole-boy aplomb take place on such premises as the Daytona 500 race track. He is also amiably mystified to find himself drawn to a woman (Loni Anderson) who is as tenacious in defense of her virginity as he is in pursuit of a championship. That, however, completes the list of the film's novelties. As usual, many brawls...

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