The Great Texas Dynamite Chase

The Great Texas Dynamite Chase (also known as Dynamite Women[2]) is a 1976 American crime comedy film[3][4] directed by Michael Pressman and produced by David K. Irving.

The Great Texas Dynamite Chase
Promotional release poster
Directed byMichael Pressman
StarringClaudia Jennings
Music byCraig Safan
Release date
  • August 18, 1976 (1976-08-18)[1]
Running time
90 minutes
CountryUnited States

Plot summary

Busting out of prison, Candy Morgan (Claudia Jennings) gets out of her jumpsuit and robs a small Texas bank, with lighted sticks of dynamite. She is assisted by bank teller Ellie-Jo Turner (Jocelyn Jones), who has just been fired for persistent lateness and "total lack of character." Later, Candy picks up Ellie-Jo hitchhiking. The two tightly outfitted women decide to team-up and become a modern-day "Bonnie and Clyde" (or "Bonnie and Bonnie"). They meet Sim (Johnny Crawford) robbing a convenience store, and take him hostage. Knowing good gigs when he sees them, he makes the dynamite duo a threesome.



Variety called it "a good example of 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."[2] Vincent Canby of The New York Times wrote, "Like every other low-budget, regional melodrama of this kind, the movie is virtually constructed of automobile chases in which every shot of the lead car turning a corner, hitting a bump or swerving to avoid a truck must be repeated by a shot of the pursuing car dealing with the same set of circumstances."[5] Linda Gross of the Los Angeles Times stated, "Producer David Irving makes an auspicious first feature debut in this stylish and enjoyable fantasy about friendship among thieves."[6]


  1. "'Texas Dynamite Chase' Breaks Big in Houston". BoxOffice. August 30, 1976. SW-1.
  2. "Film Reviews: The Great Texas Dynamite Chase". Variety. August 18, 1976. 24.
  3. "The Great Texas Dynamite Chase". Retrieved 1 September 2019.
  4. "The Great Texas Dynamite Chase". Retrieved 1 September 2019.
  5. Canby, Vincent (March 12, 1977). "2 Kinds of Pursuits in Films". The New York Times. 25.
  6. Gross, Linda (October 20, 1976). "Bank Robbing, Female-Style". Los Angeles Times. Part IV, p. 15.

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