Stroker Ace
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The action and stunts in this fourth racing vehicle for Burt Reynolds could be accurately foreseen by most youngsters. Stroker Ace (Reynolds) is a race car driver who gets the short end of a contract with a fried-chicken entrepreneur (Ned Beatty) but can be expected to end up with the woman (Pembrook) in compensation -- and actually did (Pembrook is played by Loni Anderson in her first movie with Reynolds). By this time, the formula of racing cars, wild stunts, blond co-stars (Goldie Hawn, Farrah Fawcett, and Dolly Parton were the most recent) was wearing thin and Reynolds starred in only one… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 14%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Burt Reynolds used to make movies about people's lifestyles. Now he seems more interested in making movies that fit in with his own lifestyle."
‑ Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times
"A zany cornpone comedy that made me laugh. So sue me."
‑ Chuck O'Leary, Fantastica Daily
"Runs out of gas after about 30 minutes."
‑ Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat, Spirituality and Practice
"It's a witless retread of the earlier, far funnier road-movie collaborations of Mr. Needham and Mr. Reynolds."
‑ Vincent Canby, New York Times
"Burt turned down "Tems of Endearment' to do this one. At least he met Loni."
‑ Michael A. Smith, Nolan's Pop Culture Review
"Burt Reynolds hits new lows as he mugs his way through this film."
‑ , TV Guide's Movie Guide
"Burt and Ned should be ashaimed of themselves."
‑ Eric Lurio, Greenwich Village Gazette
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