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Title Work

Title No: 19698

Title: Joy ride: an auto theft

Medium: Moving Image

Original Medium: Film


1976 (Release)

1976 (Copyright)

Original Summary:
"Bored and restless, Val and Tim decide to "borrow" Randall's car for a short ride. They plan to return the car before Randall finishes baseball practice, so "he'll never miss it." Delighted with their new-found freedom, they persuade their girlfriends to join the fun nd drive to the mountains. In the hills they forget the time, and then Val exceeds both the speed limit and his driving capabilities as he hurries to get Randall's car back to the baseball field. A police car takes up the chase, but a twisting mountain curve quickly transforms the joy ride into a nightmare." - Summary from the teacher's guide.

"Explores motives and dangers of teenage auto theft. Dramatizes the disastrous consequences that result when two boys steal a friend's car for a joy ride in some neighboring hills." - Summary from WorldCat. 

Countries of Origin: U.S.A.

Duration: 13 min 

Genres: Educational

Subjects: Automobile theft; Juvenile delinquency

Distribution CompanyBarr Films
DirectorCrain, William
ProducerCrain, William
WriterCrain, William
Cinematographer/Director of PhotographyKnapp, Douglas
MusicLiebman, Steven
Cast/ActorMeyerink, Victoria
Cast/ActorMichaelsen, Kari
SoundNelson, William
Cast/ActorPalladino, Tim
WriterSchulman, Tom
Assistant DirectorSchulman, Tom
Cast/ActorThorgusen, Val

Items x2

19698-1Safety Film : Viewing print 
19698-2Safety Film : Viewing print 

Contained By x1

Title NoTitle
4819St. Louis Public Schools educational film library