“The Car” (1977) was directed by veteran film and television director Elliot Silverstein (Silverstein also worked on 1965’s “Cat Ballou” and 1970’s “A Man Called Horse;” he also directed four episodes of the HBO television adaptation of EC Comics’ “Tales from the Crypt” from 1991-94). The screenplay treatment for “The Car” was written by Michael Butler and Dennis Shyrack (Butler and Shyrack’s screenplay was originally under the title of “Wheels” and was changed to “The Car” after Universal executives bought the screen rights to Butler and Shyrack’s treatment since competing film distribution outfit United Artists had the feature film rights to Arthur Hailey’s “Wheels”), according to the American Film Institute.
Who was in Elliot Silverstein’s 1977 Universal action thriller?
The players who appeared in “The Car” (1977) were James Brolin (as Wade Parent), Kathleen Lloyd (as Lauren), Kim Richards (as Lynn Marie), John Marley (as Everett), R.G. Armstrong (as Amos), Eddie Little Sky (as Denson), Elizabeth Thompson (as Margie), Ronny Cox (as Luke), Kyle Richards (as Debbie), Doris Dowling (as Bertha), Robert Phillips (as Metcalf), Kate Murtagh (as Ms. MacDonald), Henry O’Brien (as Chas)**, John Rubenstein (as John Morris), Lee McLaughlin (as Marvin Fats) and Roy Jenson (as Ray Mott).