RACE FOR YOUR LIFE, CHARLIE BROWN

Director Bill Melendez, Phil Roman
Year 1977
Starring The voices of Duncan Watson, Greg Felton, Stuart Brotman, Gail Davis, Liam Martin
Rating G
Run Time 76min
Age Policy

18 and up; Children 3 and up will be allowed only with a parent or guardian. No children under the age of 3 will be allowed and families with loud children will be asked to leave.
 

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This screening is sponsored by Loy Norrix High School's theater department: See their production of YOU'RE A GOOD MAN, CHARLIE BROWN May 15-18.

The third of the Peanuts gang's big-screen features (after A BOY NAMED CHARLIE BROWN and SNOOPY COME HOME), RACE FOR YOUR LIFE, CHARLIE BROWN was released in the summer of 1977.  Although its plot is not taken directly from Charles Schulz's comic strips, it's a Very Charlie Brown Movie in every respect.

The storyline sends Charlie Brown, Lucy, Linus, Sally , Peppermint Patty, Marcie and Schroeder (plus, of course, Snoopy and Woodstock, traveling on their own souped-up Harley) to the aptly named Camp Remote, where they hope to find fun in the sun. Instead, they encounter more perils and chaos than peace and quiet.

Most of their angst comes from a gang of cackling bullies -- who've brought along a foul-tempered cat named Brutus, to give Snoopy and Woodstock some unpleasant moments -- who make the summer something less than relaxing. But wild weather, various mishaps, personality clashes and just plain bad luck also complicate the excursion.

Everything builds to a climactic white-water rafting race, in which the bad guys use every trick in the book to ensure that Charlie Brown and crew get a rough ride down the rapids. (James Sanford)

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