Two-Lane Blacktop (1971)

7.25 / Rated by 2 people

102 min.
Plot  Two street racers, the Driver (Taylor) and the Mechanic (Wilson) live on the road in their highly modified, primer-gray, 1955 Chevrolet 150 two-door sedan drag car and drift from town to town making their income by challenging local residents to impromptu drag races. As they drive east on Route 66 from Needles, California, they pick up the Girl (Bird), a female hitchhiker, in Flagstaff, Arizona, when she gets into their car at a diner. Although the Driver develops a crush on the Girl, she sleeps with the Mechanic when the Driver goes out drinking one night. In New Mexico they begin to encounter another car driver, GTO (Oates), on the highways. An atmosphere of hostility develops between the two parties. Although GTO is not an overt street racer, and, in fact, seems to know little about cars, a cross-country race to Washington, D.C. is suggested. The Driver proposes that the prize should be "for pinks", or legal ownership of the loser's car. Along the way, GTO picks up various hitchhike...  



James Taylor
The Driver
Laurie Bird
The Girl
Dennis Wilson
The Mechanic


All Titles

Two-Lane Blacktop
English Original Title

Release Dates


United States




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