The Last American Hero (1972)

Last American Hero
Type Feature Film
MPAA Rating PG
Runtime 1hr 35mins.
Genres Drama
Keywords N/A
Status Released
US Release Date
Name Credit Credited as Role Id Sort Order
Jeff Bridges Actor Junior Jackson 1 1000001
Valerie Perrine Actor Marge 1 1000002
Geraldine Fitzgerald Actor Mother Jackson 1 1000003
Ned Beatty Actor Race Promoter 1 1000004
Art Lund Actor Father Jackson 1 1000005
Gary Busey Actor Wayne Jackson 1 1000006
William Smith Actor Other Driver 1 1000007
Ed Lauter Actor Automotive Executive 1 1000008
Gregory Walcott Actor n/a 1 1000009
Tom Ligon Actor n/a 1 1000010
Ernie Orsatti Actor n/a 1 1000011
Erica Hagen Actor n/a 1 1000012
James Murphy Actor n/a 1 1000013
Lane Smith Actor n/a 1 1000014
Lamont Johnson Director n/a 2 2000001
William Roberts Producer n/a 3 3000001
John Cutts Producer n/a 3 3000002
Joe Wizan Executive Producer n/a 174 3000003
William Roberts Screenplay n/a 120778 4000001
Tom Wolfe Source Material (from article) from articles 121141 4000002
Frederic Brost Assistant Director n/a 163 5000001
George Silano Director of Photography n/a 120780 6000001
Tom Rolf Editor n/a 172 7000001
Robbe Roberts Editor n/a 172 7000002
Jerry Whittington Editor location editor 172 7000003
Charles Fox Music n/a 120781 8000001
Jim Croce Song Performer n/a 120788 8000002
Norman Gimbel Theme Lyrics lyrics 120861 8000003
Jim Berkey Set Decorator n/a 165 9000001
Lawrence Paull Art Director art direction 183 9000002
Bud Alper Sound sound recording mixer 120816 14000001
Don Bassman Sound sound rerecording mixer 120816 14000002
Synopsis
Junior Jackson grew up in North Carolina where he used his driving skills to outrun the law while helping his father in the moonshine business. But when his father is jailed for selling the illegal whiskey, Junior decides to use his talent to become a professional stock car racer and earn enough money to get his dad a good lawyer so he can be released. Junior rises to the top of his new profession, becoming a famous racer, but chafes against the corporate side of professional sports. The film is based on the real life of legendary stock car racer, Junior Johnson.