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The Car (1977)

Nomination Year: 1996
SYNOPSIS:  A strange black sedan with no door-handles, no license plates, and completely tinted windows is menacing a Southwestern town. The local police force is stymied. The wily sheriff finally comes to believe that it's the Devil himself behind the wheel and he figures out how to destroy the seemingly invulnerable vehicle: trap it under a collapsing canyon wall.

Most Ludicrous Premise

The Infernal Equivalent of Cow-Tipping
Don't you think Satan would have more important things to do than to possess an unstoppable sedan and run over a few hicks in the Southwest? Go figure. I guess an eternity in Hell can get really boring.

"Alas, Poor Yorick"

If You Don't Like My Driving, Stay Out of the Living Room
The hero's girlfriend (the one that taunted the Car earlier) hears the Car's distinctive engine somewhere nearby, so of course she runs down the middle of the road to escape it. It just buzzes by her. *phew* Okay, she survives that stupidity and makes it into her house. She grabs the phone to call her sheriff boyfriend about the near-miss. They've only been talking a few seconds when -- ZOOM! CRASH! -- she gets run over in her own living room! The Car, flying in at a height of about 5 feet, crashes right through her front window.

Actors/Directors of Note
Actor Claim to Fame
James Brolin  
Kathleen Lloyd  
John Marley  
Ronny Cox Grey-haired, long-faced actor who plays no-nonsense authority figures (who usually turn out to be bad guys), like in Robocop and Total Recall 
Kim Richards  
Roy Jenson  
Johnny Timko  
Robert Phillips bodyguard for Adlai Stevenson 
Director Claim to Fame
Elliot Silverstein  

Bryan Cassidy

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