Running On Empty (released in America as Fast Lane Fever) is a 1982 Australian film.
Mike (Terry Serio) is a young man who is a budding street racer, and owner of a Phase III XY Falcon. His best mate and mechanic, Tony (John Agius), are both steel workers by day, but when they aren't working, they are racing.
Fox (Richard Moir) is the top street racer of the area, and owner of a Dodge Challenger; no one dares cross him and his tight group of mates, and he is currently unbeaten, but when Fox wins a race against an unnamed racer in a HK Monaro, who then, following the race loses control of his car in anger and ends up perishing in a fiery crash, no one has the stomach to race.....Fox is now facing a drought of racing and therefore money.
Julie is the voyeuristic young girl portrayed by Deborah Conway, and seemingly involved with Fox. Mike fancies her, and so does Julie. Fox takes advantage of this weakness, and pursues Mike, and basically tells him that if he wants whats his (Julie) he...