Wednesday, April 18, 2012


For some reason, I was expecting THE GREAT TEXAS DYNAMITE CHASE to be like SMOKEY & THE BANDIT but with hot naked broads and lots of explosions. Instead, I ended up with a forgettable low-budget stinker about two women who rob small banks in semi-deserted towns.

The film opens with Candy (Claudia Jennings) escaping (off-screen) from jail. She then robs a bank to pay off her father's farm. Like nobody's gonna be curious as to how a poor dirt farmer was suddenly able to pay off his debts in cash. But whatever, anyway, so now Candy is on the run from the law when she picks up Ellie-Jo hitchhiking. They quickly hit it off and next thing you know they're robbing every small town bank in West Texas. Soon they have enough money to buy a white Rolls Royce(!) and even kidnap a handsome young stud to act as their hostage over and over and over again. Yawn.

I'd be willing to suspend reality a little bit and even overlook the lame script if the action scenes were awesome, but with only 10 - 15 explosions total and nothing but cheap cars bumping into each other, it's inexcusable. I didn't hate the film, but I was thoroughly underwhelmed. Great title, boring movie. Skip it.
Texas flag upside down.