Dirty Mary, Crazy Larry is a 1974 American film starring Peter Fonda and Susan George.
NASCAR driver hopeful Larry Rayder (Fonda) and his mechanic Deke Sommers successfully pull off a heist to finance their jump into big-time auto racing. In making their escape, they are confronted by Larry's one-night stand, Mary Coombs (George), who coerces them to take her along for the ride.
This film features examples of:
- Badass Driver: Larry. He hopes to get into NASCAR, after all, and pulls quite the stunts while being chased by Captain Franklin. Too bad about the train at the end, though.
- Cool Car: Larry and Deke's souped-up 1966 Chevrolet Impala. Then they later ditch the Impala for the film's best-remembered car, a lime green 1969 Dodge Charger R/T 440. Both cars are able to easily outrun Captain Franklin's patrols.
- Reality Has No Soundtrack: Apart from the credits theme and a small amount of music heard over the radio, the film contains no incidental music.
- The Sheriff: Captain Everett Franklin, who in his pursuit of Larry and company comes off as a (slightly) more serious Buford T. Justice.
- Sudden Downer Ending: At the end of the film, Larry and company apear to have beaten the police, only to meet their end when they randomly collide with a freight train.