Speedway Junky
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A handful of young television stars make a radical change in their image in this gritty drama about teenage prostitution. Johnny (Jesse Bradford) is a good-natured but aimless teenager who has left his family and is heading for North Carolina, where he hopes to break into auto racing. However, Johnny loses all his money and ends up in Las Vegas, where he is befriended by a group of young hustlers, including Eric (Jordan Brewer) and Steve (Jonathan Taylor Thomas), who introduce him to their world of low-level sex for hire. Johnny also falls for Wilma (Tiffani-Amber Thiessen), an unhappy young… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 29%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"It's exploitation at its most listless and uninspired."
‑ Gary Dowell, Dallas Morning News
"Goes completely off track, falling apart in a welter of absurd twists, sentimental drivel and phony uplift."
‑ Frank Swietek, One Guy's Opinion
"Hard to watch -- not because of its unflinching realism, but rather for its mawkish reliance on every boy hooker flick from Midnight Cowboy to Johns."
‑ Kevin Maynard, Mr. Showbiz
"It's My Own Private Idaho! Well, minus the story, the style and the smart script."
‑ Dave White, IFilm
"A potent mixture of sentiment and grit, and it showcases the talents of its young principals."
‑ Kevin Thomas, Los Angeles Times
"The film belongs to Jordan Brower, whose every appearance breaks one's heart, and makes some otherwise familiar material come alive."
‑ David Ehrenstein, New Times
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