Wednesday, April 18, 2012

THE GREAT TEXAS DYNAMITE CHASE (1976)

For some reason I was expecting this to be SMOKEY & THE BANDIT with hot naked broads and lots of explosions. Instead I ended up with a forgettable low budget stinker about two sickly looking women who rob banks in semi-deserted towns and then, much to my horror, take off their clothes! Agguh! Come on! Nobody wants to see that shit. Luckily there is very little nudity.

The film opens with Candy 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 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 good enough, 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.