|Directed by||Hal Needham|
|Produced by||Hank Moonjean|
|Written by||William Neely|
Robert K. Hal Needham (born March 6, 1931) is an American stuntman and noted film director Ottum (novel)
Hal Needham (screenplay)
|Music by||Al Capps|
|Editing by||William D. Hugh Wilson (b August 21, 1943) is a director writer and actor Burton Leon Reynolds Jr (born February 11 1936 is an American Actor. Ned Thomas Beatty (born July 6, 1937) is an Academy Award -nominated American Actor. Loni Kaye Anderson (born August 5, 1946) is an American Actress, best known for her role as Jennifer Marlowe on the television Gordean|
|Distributed by||Universal Pictures|
|Release date(s)||July 1, 1983|
|Running time||96 min. Universal Studios (sometimes called Universal Pictures or Universal City Studios) a subsidiary of NBC Universal, is a major Global American Warner Bros Entertainment Inc (or Warner Bros, Warner Bros Pictures) is one of the world's largest producers of Film and "July 1st" redirects here For the Ayumi Hamasaki song see H (song. Year 1983 ( MCMLXXXIII) was a Common year starting on Saturday (link displays the 1983 Gregorian calendar)|
|Gross revenue||$13,000,000 (USA)|
Stroker Ace is a 1983 action/comedy movie, filmed in North Carolina and Georgia, about a NASCAR driver played by Burt Reynolds. The United States of America —commonly referred to as the English is a West Germanic language originating in England and is the First language for most people in the United Kingdom, the United States North Carolina ( is a state located on the Atlantic Seaboard in the southeastern United States The State of Georgia ( is a state in the United States and was one of the original Thirteen Colonies that revolted against British rule The National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing ( NASCAR) is the largest sanctioning body of Stock cars in the United States. Burton Leon Reynolds Jr (born February 11 1936 is an American Actor. The co-stars were Jim Nabors, Loni Anderson, Ned Beatty, and Bubba Smith, with appearances by many NASCAR drivers. James Thurston "Jim" Nabors (born June 12 1930 in Sylacauga, Alabama, to Fred and Mavis Nabors is an American Actor, Singer Loni Kaye Anderson (born August 5, 1946) is an American Actress, best known for her role as Jennifer Marlowe on the television Ned Thomas Beatty (born July 6, 1937) is an Academy Award -nominated American Actor. Charles Aaron "Bubba" Smith (born February 28, 1945) is an American actor and former athlete Cameos include: 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. Ralph Dale Earnhardt Sr ( April 29, 1951 &ndash February 18, 2001) was an American race car driver best known for his career driving Richard Lee Petty (born July 2, 1937) is a former NASCAR driver who raced in the Strictly Stock/Grand National Era and the Winston Cup Series Lawrence Neil Bonnett ( July 30, 1946 - February 11, 1994) was a NASCAR driver who compiled 18 victories and 20 poles over Harry Phil Gant (born January 10, 1940 in Taylorsville North Carolina) is a retired American racecar driver best known for driving the number 33 Skoal Terrance Lee Labonte (born November 16, 1956, in Corpus Christi Texas) is a NASCAR driver who now races part-time in the Sprint Cup Series Kyle Richard Petty (born June 2, 1960 in Randleman North Carolina) is an American NASCAR driver the son and grandson of racers Richard Benjamin Stewart Parsons ( July 12 1941 – January 16 2007) was an American NASCAR driver and later an announcer/analyst Tim Richmond ( June 7, 1955 - August 13, 1989) was an American NASCAR Race car driver Ricky Rudd (born September 12, 1956) is a retired American NASCAR driver William Caleb (Cale Yarborough (born March 27, 1940 in Timmonsville South Carolina, near the famous Darlington Raceway) is a businessman and Ken Squier (born April 10 1935) is an American Sportscaster and Motorsports editor from Waterbury Vermont. David Hobbs (born June 9, 1939) is a British former Racing driver currently employed as a SPEED commentator Christopher "Chris" Constantine Economaki (born October 15 1920) is a legendary American motorsports commentator pit road reporter and journalist The movie was filmed on location at Charlotte Motor Speedway, Talladega Speedway and the Atlanta Motor Speedway in Hampton, Georgia. Lowe's Motor Speedway (formerly Charlotte Motor Speedway) is a speedway in Concord North Carolina, north of Charlotte. Talladega Superspeedway is a Motorsports complex located in Talladega Alabama United States Atlanta Motor Speedway (formerly Atlanta International Raceway) is an Intermediate track in Hampton Georgia, twenty miles (32 km south of Hampton is a City in western Henry County, Georgia, United States. The theme song for the movie was performed by Charlie Daniels. Charlie Daniels (born October 28, 1936 in Wilmington, North Carolina) is an American musician famous for his contributions to 
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 for his performance. John Joseph "Jack" Nicholson (born April 22 1937) is an American Actor, internationally renowned for his often dark-themed portrayals "The Oscar" redirects here for the film see The Oscar (film. 
The movie was adapted from the 1971 book "Stand On It", the autobiography of fictional driver "Stroker Ace". Authors Bill Neely and Bob Ottum, wrote this compendium of great stories of actual events in and around the racing world as if they had all happened to the driver they created (so they wouldn't face legal action for naming the real participants).
Stroker Ace is a popular race car driver on the NASCAR circuit who is famous because if he doesn't crash, he wins. He is arrogant and pompous, and doesn't have any regard for the business side of his racing team, which gets him into all sorts of trouble. When he runs afoul of his current sponsor by dumping a load of wet concrete on him, he has to go out and find a new sponsor for his racing team. Clyde Torkel, along with his chauffer, Arnold, and newly appointed Director of Marketing and Public Relations, Pembrook Feeny, convince Stroker and his chief mechanic, Lugs Harvey, to sign with him.
After overlooking an obviously extensive contract (one in which he doesn't read the specifics), Stroker begins his new life as the corporate sponsor for The Chicken Pit (the slogan on Stroker's car reads: The Fastest Chicken in the South). Part of his contract states that he has to do appearances, which include dressing up in a chicken suit. After realizing that he's getting the short end of the contract, Stroker devises a plan with Lugs and Pembrook to get out of the contract. Torkel, however, is on to Stroker and allows his antics because he sees the racer as his big ticket to regional fame by promoting the Chicken Pit franchise.
Stroker, an obvious ladies' man, is also falling for the beautiful Pembrook Feeny, who is admittedly a Sunday School teacher, doesn't drink, and is a virgin. She spurns all of his advances, but later learns to respect her views, even when he has a chance to take advantage of her and doesn't.
Meanwhile, Stroker is going out and winning races under the Chicken Pit sponsorship, and is in the running for the season-ending championship. Clyde tells Stroker at the beginning of the final race that he has a deal to sell his franchise (an elaborate scheme concoted by Stroker and his friends), that would let Stroker out of the contract. The catch is if he wins the championship he has to sell chicken for the next three years; if he loses he's out of the contract. During the race Stroker is at odds with himself. He decides to drop back in the race in an effort to lose, but his ego won't let him so he quickly begins moving back through the pack. Clyde, realizing that Stroker would rather lose than be bound by the contract, announces that he has let Stroker Ace out of his contract, unbeknownst to him that Stroker is moving through the field in an effort to win. With the news that he has been released from the contract, Stroker makes his move to win the race, eventually winning the championship in spectacular fashion (by flipping his car over as he crosses the finish line).
|Burt Reynolds||Stroker Ace|
|Ned Beatty||Clyde Torkle|
|Jim Nabors||Lugs Harvey|
|Parker Stevenson||Aubrey James|
|Loni Anderson||Pembrook Feeney|
|John Byner||Doc Seegle|
|Frank O. Burton Leon Reynolds Jr (born February 11 1936 is an American Actor. Ned Thomas Beatty (born July 6, 1937) is an Academy Award -nominated American Actor. James Thurston "Jim" Nabors (born June 12 1930 in Sylacauga, Alabama, to Fred and Mavis Nabors is an American Actor, Singer Parker Stevenson (born Richard Stevenson Parker on June 4 1952 in Philadelphia Pennsylvania) is an American television actor Loni Kaye Anderson (born August 5, 1946) is an American Actress, best known for her role as Jennifer Marlowe on the television John Byner (born June 28, 1938) is an American Actor, Comedian, and impressionist who has had a lengthy television and movie career Hill||Dad Seegle|
|Cassandra Peterson||Girl with Lugs|
|Warren Stevens||Jim Catty|
|Cary Guffey||Little Doc|