Dirty Mary Crazy Larry

Synopsis: Larry Rayder is an aspiring NASCAR driver, Deke Sommers is mechanic. As they feel they collectively are the best, the only thing that is holding them back is money to build the best vehicle possible. As such, they decide to rob a supermarket's office of the money in its safe to pursue their dream. On the most part, their robbery is successful, although their plan breaks down in its end phase, which doesn't allow them as much getaway time as they wanted. Another problem they face is an unexpected third person in their getaway, Larry's one night stand Mary Coombs, who doesn't like the fact that Larry ran off on her, although she eventually also says that she doesn't want any of the money. With a police scanner and two-way radio in their souped up Dodge Charger, they try to outrun the police, who have an identification of their vehicle, and a general description of the three. The police pursuit is led by the tenacious Sheriff Everett Franklin, who knows he and his team can catch them, but
Director(s): John Hough
Production: Anchor Bay Entertainment
Rotten Tomatoes:
93 min

that billboard say?

That means he's gonna

set up roadblocks.

Where are you?

All right.

Listen to this.


The roadblock at old 99

junction is now set up, sir.

Hey, what do you know?

A landing spot.

Aphrodisiac, huh?

With you around?

Hey, that's $1.85.



Lots of green between

those balls, you know?

This table's

kind of screwy, too.

When deke shoots pool, he's so loaded,

he usuall y can't see the table.

Hey now, bunky, that ain't an

excuse to go on a binge, you know.

Ain't no drunk costin

g me another race.

You walk now, mister, and

we'll hang it up for good.

I think maybe

we ought to go.

No sign of them

yet, sir. Over.

18 minutes since

your call. Over.

Maybe that clown

got us wired.

Give me a piece of paper

and a pencil.

- Little miss mary's gonna do us a favor.

- Why should i?

Well, because

i'm asking you to.


What is it?

Let's gas up

and get out of here.

Over and out.


Hey, hold it!

Swing off and pass.

- Bunky! Hey, bunky,

cheer up!

All right, get me

to that walnut grove.

- What you slow down for?!

- He wants to play.

I think someone's

knocking on the door.

I hope he's

a good sailor.

Give me that mic.

If you really get it on,

you may be able to cover 15.

Listen to him.

It's just a matter of when.

Now, get off that line.

We haven't got

any fuel left.

You probably did.

Let's go fix up

the front end.

Hey, wait a minute.

Fix up the front end?


I got a way. Maybe you

can save yourself, mary.

Don't you do that

again, ever.

If she has any sense about

her, i won't need to.

To get up by yourself, you

don't think anybody can, huh?

Come on!

Say it again!

Just fix

the god damn wheel.


Wait a minute!


I'm his mechanic

so what?

You don't have to be.

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Leigh Chapman

Leigh Chapman (March 29, 1939 – November 4, 2014) was an American actress and screenwriter. Chapman began her career in acting during the 1960s, notably in a recurring role as Sarah Johnson, a secretary in the NBC television series, The Man from U.N.C.L.E., 1965. Chapman transitioned to a career in screen and scriptwriting from the 1960s to the 1990s. She focused on writing for action-adventure films, an unusual genre for women scriptwriters in Hollywood during the 1970s. The Hollywood Reporter called Chapman "a pioneering female screenwriter in the action-adventure genre." Her screenwriting credits included Dirty Mary, Crazy Larry in 1974 and The Octagon in 1980.Chapman was born Rosa Lee Chapman in 1939 in Kannapolis, North Carolina. She graduated from Winthrop College (now called Winthrop University), located in Rock Hill, South Carolina. She relocated to Los Angeles during the early 1960s, where she initially hired for her first job as a secretary for the William Morris Agency, a major Hollywood talent agency. She copied scripts for William Morris at night to earn extra income. Her secretarial position led to her early acting roles. The William Morris Agency eventually represented Chapman as a screenwriter.She picked up underwater photography during her later life. An exhibition of her aquatic photographs was held at Calumet Photography in Hollywood in 2011.Leigh Chapman died at her home in West Hollywood on November 4, 2014, at the age of 75. She had been diagnosed with cancer eight months before. more…

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