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Product Details

  • Actors: Dianne Hull, Michael Ontkean, Kathleen Cody, Ralph Waite, John McMurtry
  • Directors: Thomas J. Schmidt
  • Writers: David M. Kaufman, Gloria Goldsmith, Larry Bischof, Michel Levesque
  • Producers: Thomas J. Schmidt, Joe Solomon
  • Format: Widescreen, NTSC, Import
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region 1 (US and Canada This DVD will probably NOT be viewable in other countries. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Number of discs: 1
  • MPAA Rating: PG
  • Studio: Scorpion Records
  • Release Date: Aug. 31 2010
  • Run Time: 80 minutes
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  • ASIN: B003KO1JQ2
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Girls on the Road

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Most Helpful Customer Reviews on (beta) HASH(0x9ce78b1c) out of 5 stars 17 reviews
6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x99f07720) out of 5 stars Where is the rest of the movie??? Feb. 25 2014
By RBarber - Published on
This is one of the worst 70's drive-in movies I've ever seen, and I'm a fan of drive-in movies. The most important point is it's only 41 minutes of an 80 minute movie. What the heck Amazon, where's the rest of the movie? Even if the rest of the movie was there I don't think it would help this dog. In the first half there are so many cliches and holes in the plot the missing second half couldn't possibly fix it. Oh, if you were looking for some 70's sexploitation you won't find it here. Zero - Zip, just stupid dialog. What a bore!
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x99f07b28) out of 5 stars Outdated free love thriller from the early 70's. Nov. 8 2014
By Fred Adelman - Published on
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
Two young girls, Karen (Dianna Hull) and Debbie (Kathleen Cody), hit the wide-open road in search of kicks, ignoring the fact that a serial killer is murdering young women along the beach of California's Big Sur. They rent a car, drive recklessly (a cop gives Karen a ticket for throwing her bra out the window) and screw with the heads of a series of hitch-hikers (including two gay guys), nearly hitting one guy on the side of the road. These girls are nothing but two spoiled brats who only care about themselves. Also on the road hitch-hiking is recently-released manic depressive Army soldier Will (Michael Ontkean), who we see in the beginning of the film beating up two guys playing pool in a bar for no reason at all, after having a flashback (which he has frequently) with his Army psychiatrist (who releases Will after telling him that the Army has done all they can). Will may also be the serial killer on the loose. Karen and Debbie pick up Will and he brings them to the Institute For Human Potential, a hippie encounter group run by Will's old friend John (Ralph Waite). John tells Will to ditch the Army uniform ("It's a false identity.") if he wants to stay at the Institute. Karen and Debbie catch the eye of The Maker (John McMurtry), a creepy Institute teacher and old Army buddy of Will's. The trio then go to Debbie's parents' beach house, where a bunch of hippies are squatting. One of them knocks out Will and they take off. When Will comes to, he grabs his gun and goes after them. When nighttime comes and Will doesn't return, Debbie and Karen go back to the Institute looking for him. John returns with them to the beach house, where they find a groggy Will waiting by the door. John invites the girls to come back to the Institute in the morning and walks back to the Institute. Karen goes by herself to the Institute the next morning (She says, "I feel loved!" after the encounter group lifts her up in the air in unison), while Will and Debbie spend some alone time on the beach. That night, one of the Institute's women, Frances (Pamela Serpe), is murdered. Karen takes off her top and makes a play for Will, but he rebuffs her. Will returns to the Institute, where The Maker accuses him of killing Frances. We then find out who the killer really is, but stupid girls Karen and Debbie shoot Will with his own gun. The killer (who has a hatchet) meets the girls outside the beach house, we hear a shot and then see a freeze-frame of the killer's face. The End. This early 70's exploitation film, directed by Thomas J. Schmidt (his only directorial effort; he died at age 35 in 1975), is a severely-dated road movie full of long-haired hippies in bell bottom pants, hippies in communes and hippies being hassled by the fuzz. There were so many hippies, I nearly broke out the bug spray. Much of the film's philosophies (free love, going braless, homosexuality) seem archaic and simple-minded today as do the scenes of body painting and group encounters (not to mention the "far-out" dialogue). Scripters Michel Levesque (who also directed WEREWOLVES ON WHEELS [1971] and the WIP flick SWEET SUGAR [1972]), Larry Bischof and Gloria Goldsmith have crafted a story that spends way too much time on the commune life and not enough time on the murder mystery. Once we get the reveal on who the real killer is, it's way too late to care. Karen and Debbie care nothing about anyone's feelings and tease every man they run across, never putting out for anyone. I was hoping these two girls would get abused in some way to teach them a lesson but, except for the oblique ending, they do very much what they please and get away with it. For a film about free love, there's precious little nudity and there's even less blood. I This film is only of interest if you want to see an early film appearance by Michael Ontkean (who would do TV's THE ROOKIES next) and watch Papa Walton himself, Ralph Waite, sporting dashikis, spouting inane hippie psychobabble and trying to get it on with Karen. It's not a pretty sight. Also starring Michael Kopsche, Elizabeth Saxon, Paul Sorensen, Cliff Emmich and a blink-and-you'll-miss-it cameo from Uschi Digard. The clever opening credits are shown as a series of bumper stickers, hand-painted signs and graffiti on a wall. Also known as HOT SUMMER WEEK. Released to theaters by Joe Solomon's Fanfare Corporation (THE LOSERS - 1970) and now available on a great-looking DVD in its original OAR from Scorpion Releasing.
6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x99f07a50) out of 5 stars This film is not complete! 41 mins. Jan. 29 2014
By Steve - Published on
This film is not complete! 41 mins. Where's the rest of it? Who is killing all the hippies? Peace, love, dud.
6 of 8 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x99f07b34) out of 5 stars Nice letterboxed transfer of this drive-in flick Oct. 22 2010
By Jobla - Published on
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
The new Scorpion DVD (released in 2010) is far superior to the old VHS release of the film from the 1980's. The DVD is anamorphic widescreen, and has a couple of extras: an interview with the screenwriter and a trailer preview.

My four-star rating mainly pertains to the new DVD itself. The movie is fun enough, but not a drive-in classic. It was released in 1972 under the title HOT SUMMMER WEEK, and then later retitled GIRLS ON THE ROAD. The girls only spend the first half of the film on the road, so the retitling is a bit exploitative (wow-a drive-in movie being exploited?).

One of the girls is played by Kathleen Cody, who mainly played "the girlfriend" or "the cute girl" in some Disney comedies. It's fun to see her get a little trashy in this film, and a nice change from her normal goody-two-shoes personna.

Those who enjoy films like THE YOUNG GRADUATES (1971) and THE YOUNG CYCLE GIRLS (1978) would probably like this one, too.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x99f0793c) out of 5 stars Incomplete June 2 2014
By atv nut - Published on
The movie was stopped at the 40 minute mark, and was not very good either. I would skip this one.

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