Video of the Week: “Speedtrap”

This week’s video is a segment of Earl Bellamy‘s Speedtrap (1977), the goofy drive-in smash-’em-up starring Joe Don Baker. This section includes the classic moment when Timothy suddenly appears in the back seat of Joe Don’s car, trains a gun on him and intones “Good eeeeevening.” It’s priceless. The famous “library” scene follows shortly thereafter.

Bellamy was a hard-working television director who also directed Tim that same year in the Starsky and Hutch episode “The Velvet Jungle.”


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