Checkered Flag or Crash 45 years old

You Gotta Be TOUGH To Win... And CRAZY To Try!

Hard-charging race car driver "Walkaway" Madden (Baker), nicknamed that because of his history of walking away from car crashes, just wants to win the big Manilla 1000 off-road race. Photojournalist C.C. Wainwright (Sarandon) intends to ride with him in that race. But Walkaway just wants to get rid of her. Fast-talking promoter Bo Cochran (Hagman) wants the race completed by any means necessary.


Checkered Flag or Crash Cast

Name Character
Susan Sarandon She was 30, now 75 years old as C.C. Wainwright
Joe Don Baker He was 40, now 85 years old as Walkaway Madden
Larry Hagman He was 45, 81 years old when he died as Bo Cochran
Alan Vint He was 32, 61 years old when he died as Doc Pyle
Parnelli Jones He was 43, now 88 years old as Himself
Logan Clarke as Ringer

Checkered Flag or Crash Crew

Name Department
Alan Hume as Director of Photography. He was 52 (85) years old when He died Camera
T.C. Wang as Producer. Production
William Sandell as Art Direction. He was 26 (now 71) years old Art
Allan Holzman as Editor. Editing
Michael Allin as Writer. Writing
Alan Gibson as Director. He was 38 (58) years old when He died Directing
Ted Duncan as Stunt Coordinator. He was 64 (50) years old when He died Crew
Paul Heller as Producer. He was 49 (now 94) years old Production
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Checkered Flag or Crash (45 years)

You Gotta Be TOUGH To Win... And CRAZY To Try!

  • Release day: Saturday, January 01, 1977
  • Runtime: 95 minutes