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1983 film by Hal Needham

Stroker Ace

Release date 1 Jul 1983
Released38 years, 2 months ago
Duration 91 minutes
Stroker Ace
Stroker Ace
Local call number: PR12935b Title: Burt Reynolds With Citrus Queen at Garnet and Gold Football Game Physical descrip: 1 photonegative: b&w; 60mm. Date: Photographed on March 20, 1963 Series title: Print Collections Repository: State Library and Archives of Florida, 500 S. Bronough St., Tallahassee, FL 32399-0250 USA. Contact: 850.245.6700. Persistent URL: <a href="" rel="nofollow"></a>

About Stroker Ace

Stroker Ace is a 1983 American action comedy film, directed by Hal Needham and filmed in North Carolina and Georgia. Burt Reynolds stars as the eponymous Stroker Ace, a NASCAR driver. The co-stars were Jim Nabors, Loni Anderson, Ned Beatty, Parker Stevenson, and Bubba Smith, with appearances by many NASCAR drivers, such as: Dale Earnhardt, Richard Petty, Neil Bonnett, Harry Gant, Terry Labonte, Kyle Petty, Benny Parsons, Tim Richmond, Ricky Rudd, Cale Yarborough, and announcers Ken Squier, David Hobbs, and Chris Economaki. The movie was filmed on location at Charlotte Motor Speedway, Talladega Superspeedway and the Atlanta Motor Speedway in Hampton, Georgia. The theme song was performed by Charlie Daniels. Burt Reynolds turned down the role of astronaut Garrett Breedlove in Terms of Endearment to do this film. The role went to Jack Nicholson, who went on to win an Academy Award. Reynolds said he made this decision because "I felt I owed Hal more than I owed Jim" but that it was a turning point in his career from which he never recovered. "That's where I lost them," he says of his fans. The movie was adapted from the 1974 novel Stand On It, an autobiography of fictional driver "Stroker Ace." The novel's joint authors, William Neely and Robert K. Ottum, based the book on actual events from the racing world but with their protagonist as the subject.