Fast Company (1979)

Today I experienced my first demolition derby. It was kind of awesome. What better to follow it up with than David Cronenberg’s race car movie Fast Company? Cronenberg is one of my favorite directors, so needless to say I was pretty pumped about watching this. Boy oh boy disappointment is tough to swallow.

The whole thing is pretty straight: it’s about a kid who races cars. He’s sponsored by an evil corporation (FastCo, played by John Saxon) that is only concerned with marketing itself. Evil corporation fires kid and aging race car star and they go in for it themselves. Then people die and the movie’s over. That’s it. No birthing of anger-babies, no exploding heads, no psychotic gynecologists.

I’m so confused.

Fortunately, there’s director’s commentary. Unfortunately, we’re going to have to watch this again to listen to it.


4 Responses to “Fast Company (1979)”

  1. 1 ladyfaceladyface
    July 31, 2012 at 2:48 am

    Demolition derby? You’re living all my dreams. Seems like it’s non-stop action in MT.

  2. 2 ladyfaceladyface
    July 31, 2012 at 2:54 am

    Demolition derby? You’re realizing all of my life ambitions. It’s non-stop action in MT. Also now that you have a driver’s license, you could totally become a racecar or demotion derby driver.

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