Two-Lane Blacktop 50 years old

You can never go fast enough...

Two-Lane Blacktop

A driver and a mechanic travel around the United States hopping from drag strip to drag strip in a 1955 Chevy Bel-Air coupe. They race for money, betting with their competitors. The pair gain a young and talkative female stowaway. Along the way they unintentionally attract a well-to-do drifter driving a new Pontiac GTO. This older man, looking for attention, antagonizes their efforts.

Credits

Harry Dean Stanton
Harry Dean Stanton

Oklahoma Hitchhiker

Warren Oates
Warren Oates

G.T.O.

Alan Vint
Alan Vint

Man in Roadhouse

Laurie Bird
Laurie Bird

The Girl

Rudy Wurlitzer
Rudy Wurlitzer

Hot Rod Driver

James Taylor
James Taylor

The Driver

Two-Lane Blacktop Cast

Name Character
Harry Dean Stanton He was 44, 91 years old when he died as Oklahoma Hitchhiker
Warren Oates He was 43, 53 years old when he died as G.T.O.
The Beach Boys was 10, now 60 years old as The Mechanic
Alan Vint He was 26, 61 years old when he died as Man in Roadhouse
Rudy Wurlitzer He was 34, now 84 years old as Hot Rod Driver
James Taylor He was 23, 71 years old when he died as The Driver
Jaclyn Hellman as Hot Rod Driver's Girl
Katherine Squire She was 68, 92 years old when she died as Old Woman
Laurie Bird She was 17, 25 years old when she died as The Girl
Bill Keller He was 22, now 72 years old as Texas Hitchhiker

Two-Lane Blacktop Crew

Name Department
Richard Bruno as Costume Design. He was 47 (88) years old when He died Costume & Make-Up
Floyd Mutrux as Writer. He was 30 (now 80) years old Writing
Will Corry as Writer. Writing
Jack Deerson as Director of Photography. Camera
James Nelson as Supervising Sound Editor. He was 149 (192) years old when He died Sound
Rudy Wurlitzer as Writer. He was 34 (now 84) years old Writing
Monte Hellman as Director. He was 38 (now 89) years old Directing
Monte Hellman as Editor. He was 38 (now 89) years old Editing
Michael Laughlin as Producer. He was 33 (now 83) years old Production
Gregory Sandor as Director of Photography. Camera
Two-Lane Blacktop poster
Two-Lane Blacktop (50 years)

You can never go fast enough...

  • Release day: Wednesday, July 07, 1971
  • Runtime: 102 minutes
  • Budget: 850000.00