Speedway Junky


1h 42m 1999

Brief Synopsis

Johnny, a young and innocent dreamer driven by his goal to race cars in North Carolina, finds himself penniless and hungry in Las Vegas. After being ripped off by a female hustler, propositioned by an older man and generally jerked around, Johnny is pissed off and discouraged. He meets Eric who intr

Film Details

MPAA Rating
Release Date
1999
Distribution Company
Regent Entertainment
Location
Los Angeles, California, USA; Las Vegas, Nevada, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 42m

Synopsis

Johnny, a young and innocent dreamer driven by his goal to race cars in North Carolina, finds himself penniless and hungry in Las Vegas. After being ripped off by a female hustler, propositioned by an older man and generally jerked around, Johnny is pissed off and discouraged. He meets Eric who introduces him to his street hustler friends JT, Pez Boy, Scooby and Steven. They hype up their destitute life with quick talk, wild stories and wads of cash. Eric and Johnny become friends and soul mates helping each other through the maze of life.

Film Details

MPAA Rating
Release Date
1999
Distribution Company
Regent Entertainment
Location
Los Angeles, California, USA; Las Vegas, Nevada, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 42m

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Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States 1999

Released in United States April 1999

Released in United States February 1999

Released in United States July 1999

Released in United States June 1999

Released in United States Summer August 31, 2001

Shown at Berlin International Film Festival (Panorama) February 10-21, 1999.

Shown at Los Angeles Independent Film Festival April 15-20, 1999.

Shown at New York Lesbian & Gay Film Festival June 3-13, 1999.

Shown at Newport International Film Festival (in competition) June 1-6, 1999.

Shown at OUTFEST '99: The Los Angeles Gay and Lesbian Film Festival July 8-19, 1999.

Shown at San Francisco International Lesbian & Gay Film Festival June 17-27, 1999.

Shown at Seattle International Film Festival (American Independent Cinema) May 13 - June 6, 1999.

Jonathan Taylor Thomas replaced Balthazar Getty three weeks into production.

Began shooting July 13, 1998.

Released in United States 1999 (Shown at Seattle International Film Festival (American Independent Cinema) May 13 - June 6, 1999.)

Released in United States 1999 (US premiere at the 1999 Los Angeles Independent Film Festival.)

Completed shooting early September 1998.

Released in United States February 1999 (Shown at Berlin International Film Festival (Panorama) February 10-21, 1999.)

Released in United States June 1999 (Shown at San Francisco International Lesbian & Gay Film Festival June 17-27, 1999.)

Released in United States April 1999 (Shown at Los Angeles Independent Film Festival April 15-20, 1999.)

Released in United States June 1999 (Shown at New York Lesbian & Gay Film Festival June 3-13, 1999.)

Released in United States June 1999 (Shown at Newport International Film Festival (in competition) June 1-6, 1999.)

Released in United States July 1999 (Shown at OUTFEST '99: The Los Angeles Gay and Lesbian Film Festival July 8-19, 1999.)

Released in United States Summer August 31, 2001