Dirty Mary Crazy Larry
Facts and Figures
Run time: 93 mins
In Theaters: Friday 17th May 1974
Distributed by: Anchor Bay Entertainment
Contactmusic.com: 1.5 / 5
Rotten Tomatoes: 50%
Fresh: 7 Rotten: 7
IMDB: 6.7 / 10
Dirty Mary Crazy Larry Review
The plot, such as it is, involves Larry (Fonda), a would-be NASCAR driver, and his mechanic, Deke (Adam Roarke), pulling off a heist and then scrambling to get out of an anonymous county - but not before picking up Mary (George). Mary is "dirty" because, we learn, she's had sex on more than one occasion; Larry is "crazy" because he drives recklessly, without a seatbelt. The filmmakers' attempts to create some witty romantic banter between these two crazy kids come are rhythmless and hackneyed, like Sullivan's Travels in a heroin nod; the chase scenes are nothing new to anybody who's caught five minutes of an episode of The Dukes of Hazzard. It finishes off with a ridiculous, insulting final scene that gives new meaning to the term "crashing bore."
The DVD features trailers, TV and radio spots, a commentary track from director George Hough, a making-of featurette, and a TV ad for the Dodge Charger, the car featured in the film.