Review: ‘The Great Texas Dynamite Chase’

The Great Texas Dynamite Chase is a well-made exploitation film which works on two levels, providing kicks for the ozoner crowd and tongue-in-cheek humor for the more sophisticated. The film had some initial playdates under the title Dynamite Women.

The Great Texas Dynamite Chase is a well-made exploitation film which works on two levels, providing kicks for the ozoner crowd and tongue-in-cheek humor for the more sophisticated. The film had some initial playdates under the title Dynamite Women.

Claudia Jennings and Jocelyn Jones are stylish and attractive as a pair of brazen Texas bankrobbers. They stay firmly in character throughout as a loyal but very divergent criminal pair.

Jennings is a hardened prison escapee, while Jones goes on the road to avoid the boredom of being a smalltown bank teller. They use lots of dynamite along the way, but there’s little bloodshed until the last part of the film, when the film’s dominant spoof tone turns uncomfortably and unsuccessfully close to reality.

The Great Texas Dynamite Chase

Production

Yasny Talking Pictures II. Director Michael Pressman; Producer David Irving; Screenplay David Kirkpatrick; Camera Jamie Anderson; Editor Millie Moore; Music Craig Safan; Art Director Russel Smith

Crew

(Color) Available on VHS. Extract of a review from 1976. Running time: 90 MIN.

With

Claudia Jennings Jocelyn Jones Johnny Crawford Chris Pennock Tara Strohmeier Miles Watkins
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