Original Rare Australian Daybill movie poster Corvette Summer
Corvette Summer is an American film, released by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer in 1978 starring Mark Hamill (Star Wars) and Annie Potts. It tells the story of a lonely, car-obsessed California teenager and the theft of his beloved customized Corvette Stingray. Working titles for the film were Stingray and The Hot One. Scenes shot of Kenny's high school were filmed at Verdugo Hills High School outside of Los Angeles. The film's theme song, "Give Me the Night", was sung by Dusty Springfield. There were two Corvettes made for the film, a main car and a "backup" model, both built for MGM by Dick Korkes of Korky's Kustom Studios. The main car was often displayed during the film's publicity tour, and both cars were later sold by MGM to private parties. The original car was sold to an Australian collector and "restored" to look different from how it appears in the film.