Fast Company
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Amidst such formative shockers as Shivers, Rabid and The Brood, writer/director David Cronenberg dashed off this semi-documentary. Fast Company relates the life story of race car champion Lonnie Johnson. The ubiquitous William Smith, veteran of many a low-budget cycle flick, is quite convincing as Johnson. The film does not shirk in its depiction of the principal character's womanizing, which in itself is surprisingly endearing. Cronenberg also offers an indictment against corporate sponsors who tend to squeeze drivers like Johnson dry of all their salability. And, of course, we're… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 88%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Even in a yee-haw drive-in flick about manly men drivin' cars, Cronenberg manages to sneak in some body-consciousness."
‑ Rob Gonsalves,
"Fans of well-crafted B movies, on the other hand, will be right at home."
‑ Matt Noller, Slant Magazine
"A most unusual entry in the oeuvre of horror director David Cronenberg"
‑ Shane Burridge,
"A sharp experiment in drive-in cinema"
‑ Fernando F. Croce, CinePassion
"An enjoyable pedestrian drive-in B-film about drag racing."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"There is nothing particularly memorable about Fast Company, even at the most superficial level."
‑ Felix Gonzalez Jr., DVD Review
"A solid little "B" movie that crosses the finish line."
‑ Jeffrey M. Anderson, Combustible Celluloid
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