Two-Lane Blacktop(Movie, 1971)

| 1h 42min | Genre: Drama
Two-Lane BlacktopRating: 3.5/5 (with 7171 votes)
Two-Lane Blacktop is a 1971 American road movie directed by Monte Hellman, written by Rudy Wurlitzer and starring songwriter James Taylor, the Beach Boys drummer Dennis Wilson, Warren Oates, and Laurie Bird. Esquire magazine published the entire screenplay in its April 1971 issue, and referred to it on the cover as "Our nomination for movie of the year," though it failed to include any explanation for this decision or any critical commentary, and also failed to review the film when it was released that fall. The film opened and disappeared so quickly that at the end of 1971, Esquire included its own cover prediction as part of its annual Dubious Achievements of the Year Awards. The Library of Congress selected the film for preservation in the United States National Film Registry in 2012 as being "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant." ()
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Awards & Nominations for Two-Lane Blacktop

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About Two-Lane Blacktop

A driver and a mechanic travel around the United States hopping from drag strip to drag strip in a 1955 Chevy Bel-Air coupe. They race for money, betting with their competitors. The pair gains a young and talkative female stowaway. Along the way they unintentionally attract a well-to-do drifter driving a new Pontiac GTO. This older man, looking for attention, antagonizes their efforts.

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Additional Information

Production country: United States of America (USA)
Plays in: Arizona
Original language: English (EN)
Spoken languages: English (EN)
Translated into 14 languages: German (DE), Greek (EL), English (EN), Spanish (ES), French (FR), Italian (IT), Korean (KO), Dutch (NL), Norwegian (NO), Portuguese (PT), Russian (RU), Serbian (SR), Swedish (SV), Chinese (Mandarin) (ZH)
Status: Released
Release date US: 07/07/1971
Director: Monte Hellman
Screenwriter: Rudy Wurlitzer
Film Editor: Monte Hellman
Director of Photography: John Bailey
Composer: Billy James
Alternative titles in other countries (from previews, ads etc.):
"Two Lane Black Top"
Budget: 850,000 USD

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