Martin Sheen is at his most "James Dean-ish" and Vic Morrow at his most sadistic in the made-for-TV The California Kid. Sheen plays a hot rodder whose brother dies at the hands of sheriff Morrow. It is Morrow's habit to punish speeders by deliberately running them off the road.
The true star of the show is the black flamed 1934 Ford coupe driven by Martin Sheen. The coupe has become one of the most iconic hot rods of all time.