Pit Stop

From The Grindhouse Cinema Database

Main Details

  • Released in 1969
  • Black and White
  • Running Time: 92 Min.
  • Distribution Co: Distributors International | International Film Distributors (1970) (Canada) (theatrical)
  • Directed by Jack Hill
  • Written by Jack Hill
  • Starring Brian Donlevy, Richard Davalos, Ellen Burstyn (as Ellen McRae), Sid Haig, Beverly Washburn, George Washburn
  • Produced by Lee Strosnider
  • Cinematography by Austin McKinney
  • Film Editing by Jack Hill

Also Known As

  • The Winner (working title)


  • Crash-O-Rama!
  • Raw Guts For Glory!
  • Flesh Against Steel!


Jack Hill saw figure eight racing and he thought it was so "crazy and so loony" he wanted to document it. The film has come to be regarded as one of Hill's best, even though the fact it was shot in black and white hurt its commercial success. It has earned a cult following. (References: Trailers From Hell/Jack Hill: The Exploitation and Blaxploitation Master, Film by Film)

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