Suddenly, there's an ear-splitting roar and they all turn as a
yellow '32 Ford deuce coupe--chopped, lowered and sporting a
Hemi-V8--bumps into the lot. The low slung classic rumbles and
parks at the rear of the drive in.
Big John Milner, twenty-two, sits in his Ford, tough and
indifferent, puffing on a Camel. He wears a white T-shirt and a
butch haircut molded on the sides into a ducktail. A cowboy in a
deuce coupe--simple, sentimental and cocksure of himself.
You wanna end up like John? You can't stay seventeen forever.
I just want some time to think. What's the rush? I'll go next
We'll talk later. Steve walks off toward Laurie's Edsel. Laurie
gets out. She's wearing a letterman's sweater with a large "Class
of '62" emblazoned on the shoulder. Steve goes to her and they
On the radio, the music ends, and the Wolfman's intro tune comes
on. RADIO (singing)
"Here comes the Wolfman--Wolfman Jack!"
WOLFMAN (voice over)
Oh, We're gonna rock and roll ourselves to death baby. You got
the Wolfman Jack Show!
As the radio blares "Sixteen Candles," we see that with the
darkness Burger City has come alive. A continual line of hot rods
pulls into the parking lot to check out the parked cars, then
returns to the maindrag. Carhops glide by on roller skates. Curt
and John are fooling around in front of the deuce coupe. A horn
honks and they turn as a '60 Ford with three girls in it slows by
them. A girl leans out the window and smiles.