Fireball 500 ★★½ 1966
Your basic lowbudget teen flick from AIP finds Frankie and Fabian as rival stock car drivers in South Carolina. Newcomer Frankie makes a play for Annette, who's already Fabian's girl. But then Frankie switches cars to romance wealthy raceway owner Parrish. Bootleggers try to trick Frankie into illegal doings during a crosscountry race, but he wises up and helps the Feds close the moonshiners down. He also croons a few tunes and the action is a little more adventurous than in the “Beach Party” series. 92m/C DVD . Frankie Avalon, Annette Funicello, Fabian, Julie Parrish, Chill Wills, Harvey Lembeck; D: William Asher; W: William Asher, Leo Townsend; C: Floyd Crosby; M: Les Baxter.