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The Ron Howard Action Pack [2 Discs] [DVD]

  • SKU: 2257549
  • Release Date: 05/24/2011
  • Rating: PG
When Ron Howard first attempted to move into a film career, it was legendary producer Roger Corman who gave the-artist-formally-known-as-Opie a shot. This twin-pack contains the two films Howard starred in (one of which also served as his debut as a feature director) for Corman - Eat My Dust and Grand Theft Auto.

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    Overall Customer Rating:
    100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (2 out of 2)

    Special Features

    • Eat My Dust: New interview with star Ron Howard
    • Leonard Maltin interviews Roger Corman
    • How to Crash on a Dime - The Making of Eat My Dust
    • The Illustrated Man - A Conversation with Corman poster artist John Solie
    • Theatrical trailer
    • Grand Theft Auto: Introduction by Roger Corman
    • Audio commentary with Ron Howard and Roger Corman
    • Audio commentary with actor/cowriter Rance Howard, second unit director Allan Arkush, editor Joe Dante and key grip Ben Haller
    • A Family Affair - An interview with Rance and Clint Howard
    • Interview with Ron Howard and Roger Corman
    • TV spots


    Eat My Dust!
    Charles B. Griffith, author of Little Shop of Horrors, was the writer/director of the low-budget Eat My Dust!. Ron Howard heads the cast as Hoover Niebold, the hell-raising son of rural sheriff Harry Niebold (Warren Kemmerling). The sheriff is forced to chase after his own son when Hoover and his girlfriend Darlene (Christopher Norris) steal a racing car and zoom off to parts unknown. Joining the pursuit is the car's owner, professional racer Big Bubba Jones (Dave Madden). Watch for Ron Howard's dad Rance and brother Clint in supporting parts, and also for Paul Bartel in a bit role. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

    Grand Theft Auto
    In exchange for being allowed to make his directorial debut in Grand Theft Auto, Ron Howard agreed to take no salary as a director, merely as star and co-screenwriter (with his dad Rance). The plot finds Sam Freeman (Howard) eloping with his heiress girlfriend Paula Powers (Nancy Morgan). Her mob-connected dad Bigby Powers (Barry Cahill) vehemently opposes the marriage, and isn't about to change his mind now that Sam has stolen his Rolls-Royce and sped off to Las Vegas with his daughter in tow. Marion Ross, Howard's Happy Days mom, turns in an offbeat supporting characterization. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

    Cast & Crew

    • Ron Howard
      Ron Howard - Hoover
    • Christopher Norris
      Christopher Norris - Darlene
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      Warren Kemmerling - Harry Niebold
    • Dave Madden
      Dave Madden - Big Bubba Jones
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      Robert Broyles - Bud

    Customer rating

    Rating 3.5 out of 5 stars with 2 reviews

    would recommend to a friend
    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Good classic fender smashing movies

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      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      A lot of damage for sure.. would not want to guess the cost of the damages, would be a heck of a lot more money now!! I love the car chasing crash up movies. I just wish they wouldn't have crashed up the Chargers. Good movies for the era though

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

      Ron Howard meets Roger Corman

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      • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

      Fun, disposable 70s drive-in fodder. For those who want to see how Ron Howard started his career as a director, check this out.

      I would recommend this to a friend

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