Pit Stop (1969 film)
|Directed by||Jack Hill|
- Brian Donlevy as Grant Willard
- Richard Davalos as Rick Bowman
- Ellen Burstyn as Ellen McLeod
- Sid Haig as Hawk Sidney
- Beverly Washburn as Jolene
The original title was The Winner but it had to be retitled when Winning was released. It was retitled Pit Stop even though there is no pit stop in the film. Jack Hill saw figure 8 racing and he thought it was so "crazy and so loony" he wanted to document it. The film has come to be regarded as one of Hill's best, even though the fact it was shot in black and white hurt its commercial success. It has earned a cult following.
Although the soundtrack is credited to Seattle psychedelic band The Daily Flash, the group had already disbanded band before the film's production. It should actually be credited to the post-Daily Flash project Two Guitars, Piano, Drum & Darryl.