The adventures of a group of teenagers at a drive-in theatre in Texas one weekend night.
Corny but fun Texas-fried nostalgia with the greatest movie-in-movie disaster film of all time. Charming and effectively low budget effort that captures the spirit of the drive-in despite all the dopey characters and groan-inducing one-liners. Some enjoyable country music as well.
Coming out a few years after “American Graffiti”, Texas based “Drive-In”, tells the story of a small dusty town and its relationship with a drive-in movie theater built on the outskirts of town. Farmers, doctors, mechanics, students, thieves, and car gang members work hard all week to make a living, and then on Friday night, they check out the latest flick at the drive-in. This week it’s “Disaster ‘76”.
The film is basically a snapshot of life in a small Texas town in the mid-70s. It’s “American Graffiti” meets “Dazed and Confused”. All the action takes place on one day, pretty much in one location, and tells a variety of stories involving a large amount of characters. There really is…
Much better as a slice-of-life time capsule than a movie. Italian neo-realism if filmed in 1970's Texas. Slightly more happens, but only slightly. Roller rinks, vans with shag carpet on the windows and drive-in movies.
Kind of an early, less funny version of Dazed and Confused. It's definitely bad but strangely watchable and made me nostalgic for the many, many weekend nights I spent at the drive-in as a kid.