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The Last American Hero (1973)

PG
95 min | Drama, Sport

A young hellraiser quits his moonshine business to try to become the best NASCAR racer the south has ever seen.
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Updated Jul 27, 1973

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Jul 27, 1973 (United States)
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28 cast members
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Jeff Bridges
Elroy Jackson Jr. Elroy Jackson Jr.   See fewer
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Geraldine Fitzgerald
Mrs. Jackson Mrs. Jackson   See fewer
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Ned Beatty
Hackel Hackel   See fewer
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Gary Busey
Wayne Jackson Wayne Jackson   See fewer
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Art Lund
Elroy Jackson Sr. Elroy Jackson Sr.   See fewer
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Ed Lauter
Burton Colt Burton Colt   See fewer
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William Smith
Kyle Kingman (as William Smith II) Kyle Kingman (as William Smith II)   See fewer
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Gregory Walcott
Cleve Morley Cleve Morley   See fewer
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Tom Ligon
Lamar Lamar   See fewer
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Ernie F. Orsatti
Davie Baer (as Ernie Orsatti) Davie Baer (as Ernie Orsatti)   See fewer
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Erica Hagen
Trina Kingman Trina Kingman   See fewer
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Jimmy Murphy
Spud (as James Murphy) Spud (as James Murphy)   See fewer
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Lane Smith
Rick Penny Rick Penny   See fewer
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Garland Atkins
TV Reporter (uncredited) TV Reporter (uncredited)   See fewer
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John Samuel Brawley
Joe Casper (uncredited) Joe Casper (uncredited)   See fewer
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Bob Cole
Marshall Collins (uncredited) Marshall Collins (uncredited)   See fewer
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Louis Compton
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Bill Connell
Tiny (uncredited) Tiny (uncredited)   See fewer
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Ted Duncan
ATF Agent (uncredited) ATF Agent (uncredited)   See fewer
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Paul Holman
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Ned Jarrett
Track Announcer - Hickory (uncredited) Track Announcer - Hickory (uncredited)   See fewer
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Lamont Johnson
Hotel Desk Clerk (uncredited) Hotel Desk Clerk (uncredited)   See fewer
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Bridget Furr Jones
Baby Girl with Junior Jackson at Speedway (uncredited) Baby Girl with Junior Jackson at Speedway (uncredited)   See fewer
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Leslie McConnell
Merle (uncredited) Merle (uncredited)   See fewer
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Laurens Moore
Wendel Terman (uncredited) Wendel Terman (uncredited)   See fewer
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Mike Muscat
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Darlene Parker
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6.4 / 10 | 1,417 votes