The Car 44 years old

What evil drives...

The Car

The film is set in the fictional Utah community of Santa Ynez, which is being terrorized by a mysterious black coupe that appears out of nowhere and begins running people down. After the car kills off the town's Sheriff, it becomes the job of Captain Wade Parent to stop the murderous driver.


John Rubinstein
John Rubinstein

John Morris

James Brolin
James Brolin

Wade Parent

Ronny Cox
Ronny Cox


R. G. Armstrong
R. G. Armstrong

Amos Clements

Doris Dowling
Doris Dowling


John Marley
John Marley


All Cast

Name Character
Ronny Cox He was 38, now 83 years old as Luke
R. G. Armstrong He was 60, 95 years old when he died as Amos Clements
John Marley He was 69, 76 years old when he died as Everett
James Brolin He was 36, now 81 years old as Wade Parent
Roy Jenson He was 50, 80 years old when he died as Ray Mott
Kyle Richards She was 8, now 52 years old as Debbie
Kate Murtagh She was 56, 96 years old when she died as Miss McDonald
John Rubinstein He was 30, now 74 years old as John Morris
Kim Richards She was 12, now 56 years old as Lynn Marie
Doris Dowling She was 53, 81 years old when she died as Bertha
Read Morgan He was 46, now 90 years old as Mac Gruder
Kathleen Lloyd She was 28, now 72 years old as Lauren
Melody Thomas Scott She was 21, now 65 years old as Suzie Pullbrook
Don Keefer He was 60, 98 years old when he died as Dr. Pullbrook
Elizabeth Thompson She was 130, 86 years old when she died as Margie
Eddie Little Sky He was 50, 71 years old when he died as Denson


Name Department
Dennis Shryack as Story. He was 40 (80) years old when He died Writing
Dennis Shryack as Screenplay. He was 40 (80) years old when He died Writing
Michael Butler as Story. Writing
Michael Butler as Screenplay. Writing
Lane Slate as Screenplay. Writing
Marvin Birdt as Producer. Production
Michael McCroskey as Editor. Editing
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The Car (44 years)

What evil drives...

  • Release day: Thursday, May 12, 1977
  • Runtime: 96 minutes