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Rebel Highway (TV Series)

Original title
Rebel Highway (TV Series)
United States United States
Debra Hill, Gigi Vorgan
Hummie Mann
Roberto Schaefer
Drive-In Classics, Showtime (Broadcast by: Showtime)
TV Series. Drama | 1950s
Synopsis / Plot
TV Series. A series of made-for-TV movies inspired by B-movies of the 1950s. Rebel Highway was a short-lived revival of American International Pictures created and produced by Lou Arkoff for the Showtime channel in 1994. The concept was 10-week series of 1950s "drive-in classic" B-movies remade "with a '90s edge". Arkoff and Hill invited several directors to pick a title from one of Samuel Arkoff's movies, hire their own writers and create a story that could resemble the original if they wanted. In addition, they had the right to a final cut and select their own director of photography and the editor. Each director was given a $1.3 million budget and 12 days to shoot it with a cast of young, up and coming actors and actresses. Episodes:

'Roadracers' - Directed by Robert Rodriguez with David Arquette & Salma Hayek.
'Confessions of a Sorority Girl' - Directed by Uli Edel with Jamie Luner, Brian Bloom & Alyssa Milano.
'Motorcycle Gang' - Directed by John Milius with Gerald McRaney, Carla Gugino, & Jake Busey.
'Runaway Daughters' - Directed by Joe Dante with Julie Bowen & Paul Rudd.
'Girls in Prison' - Directed by John McNaughton, written by Samuel Fuller & Christa Lang and starring Anne Heche, Jon Polito & Ione Skye.
'Shake, Rattle and Rock!' - Directed by Allan Arkush with Renée Zellweger & Howie Mandel.
'Dragstrip Girl' - Directed by Mary Lambert with Mark Dacascos, Traci Lords, Raymond Cruz & Natasha Gregson Wagner.
'Jailbreakers' - Directed by William Friedkin with Antonio Sabato Jr., Adrien Brody & Shannen Doherty.
'Cool and the Crazy' - Directed by Ralph Bakshi with Jared Leto & Alicia Silverstone.
'Reform School Girl' - Directed by Jonathan Kaplan with Aimee Graham & Matt LeBlanc.
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