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Stunt Rock is a fanfic by BearfootTruck. In this fic, Sonic is a professional movie stuntman who also plays lead guitar and does lead vocals for a local rock band. However, he also moonlights as a car thief, and after stealing one particular car, he is offered the opportunity to take down one of the country's most notorious car thieves.

Synopsis

After stealing a 1970 Mustang Mach 1, Sonic – a stuntman/rock group frontman – is arrested by Silver, who is working for the San Santos Police Department. Silver offers him a deal: help him investigate a string of auto thefts in the city in exchange for the charges being dropped. Sonic accepts, and he is sent off to find the prime suspect, known only as Shadow. With no leads but a grainy photograph, Sonic decides to continue his thieving ways, hoping to draw out the suspect. While attempting to steal a 1970 Trans Am, he is threatened by the owner of the car, who is none other than Shadow. Rather than killing him, Shadow offers to take Sonic under his wing. The Blue Blur accepts, and he is to begin the next day. Unbeknownst to Shadow, Sonic has fallen in love with him.

The next day, Sonic, Tails, Knuckles and Amy head to an automotive shop that Shadow uses as a legitimate business. The shop is also run by Shadow's friend Rouge. Shadow lays it down for Sonic and co.: they are to steal 50 cars by the end of the week. A previous crew had attempted to do so and failed, leaving them with precious little time to complete the task. After scouting out the city, Sonic, Shadow and the rest of the crew begin stealing the required vehicles, which include luxury cars, tractor-trailer trucks, classic cars and supercars, all of which have been given female codenames so as to not attract police attention. Meanwhile, Sonic continues doing legitimate stunt work and playing with his band.

A few difficulties arise during the operation. First of all, Knuckles steals a Cadillac Eldorado that wasn't on the list. Even worse, the car is found to be carrying a massive quantity of heroin. When Shadow finds out, he tries to have Knuckles killed and orders the car blown up. On another note, Sonic accidentally lets slip to Amy that he has a crush on Shadow. She tells Shadow, and he confronts Sonic about it before revealing that he too had a crush on the Blue Blur. Their first date is a little awkward, but the Ultimate Life Form finds that he genuinely enjoys Sonic's company.

Another complication arises when Silver discovers that Sonic is dating Shadow and threatens to have him arrested for going native. However, he lets the Blue Blur go when he promises to have Shadow taken down by noon on Sunday. Realizing that there’s no way that the San Santos PD could possibly watch all the cars, he chooses instead to stake out one car in particular: a 1978 Pontiac Macho Trans Am, nicknamed "Eleanor".

In spite of the heat level, Sonic elects to steal Eleanor – whose owner resides at the Universal Tower in Short Beach – anyways. He ends up leading the police on a chapter-long chase in which a bunch of vehicles are wrecked. Eleanor suffers severe damage during the chase, but Ol' Blue elects to bring the car to Shadow anyways, figuring that it must still be good if it's still driveable. Unfortunately, Shadow not only rejects the car, but has found out that Sonic is secretly working with the police, so he tries to kill him. However, thanks to some special gloves that Tails gave to him, Sonic manages to hold his own against Shadow. Eventually, Shadow is weakened sufficiently, much to his shock, and he pleads with the Blue Blur not to kill him. Sonic declines to kill him because he loves him too much. He even promises to do whatever he can to make sure Shadow gets a reduced sentence. They end up sharing one last hug before Shadow is carted off, and Silver congratulates Sonic on a job well done.

Sonic Says

Shadow and Tails are in the Maplewood Central Parking Garage, where Shadow promises a large sum of money to Tails for stealing a Camaro. However, Sonic intervenes and explains the penalties for auto theft, even suggesting alternatives such as mass transit or ride sharing.

Characters

Main

Minor

  • Blaze the Cat
  • Comedy Chimp
  • Daniel Slusarczyk (passenger in Plymouth during van chase)
  • Jeffrey Tandberg
  • Eddie Fabian (first crewmember attending to van)
  • Johnny Krall (second crewmember attending to van)
  • Anthony McCrory (MC at Uncle Roy's)
  • Dirk Ziegelmayer
  • Oswald Perreault (owner of Carmen)
  • George Carpenter
  • Vivien Alserda
  • Felicia Waterman (owner of Nicole)
  • Jim Dixon
  • Ines Silva (maître'd at Chili's)
  • Alicia Ormond (waitress at Chili's)
  • Wizardaxe:
    • Norman Banister on rhythm guitar/lead vocals
    • George Hathaway on lead guitar/backing vocals
    • Max Edwards on bass
    • Albert Hale on drums
  • Hugo Yoxall
  • Ernie Dane (cashier at DeSantis Pizza)
  • Angelica Magro (waitress at DeSantis)
  • Larry "Iron Arms" Filipowski
  • Tomila Hayter (Filipowski's assistant)
  • Peter MacKay (Filipowski's assistant)
  • "Piledriver Jim" Henry
  • Cory Mason (guy with gasoline)
  • Michael Blanco (guy with matches and fire extinguisher)
  • William "Tell" Appleton
  • Walter Appleton
  • Eugene Campo (heckler who shouts at Comedy Chimp)
  • Joe Johnson
  • Lyndon Edison (Joe Johnson’s assistant)
  • Payhauler:
    • Abigail Sarelli on lead guitar/lead vocals
    • Suzie Arsenault on co-lead guitar/co-lead vocals
    • William Minerva on bass/backing vocals
    • Gary Minetti on drums
  • Kaitlynn Tatler
  • Detective Al Stevenson
  • Officer George Spellmeyer (driver of 5-Adam-13)
  • Officer Carl Flanagan (passenger of 5-Adam-13)
  • Nadine Vidal (SSPD dispatcher)
  • Officer Shanelle Terranova (driver of 77-12)
  • Officer Kirk Aggio (passenger of 77-12)
  • Officer Denver Blumenthal (77-13 Mary)
  • Officer Paul Palomo (77-15 Mary)
  • Sergeant Kevin Ruggeri (77-S4)
  • Officer Kyle Bullens (pilot of H-58)
  • Officer Maury Cox (driver of 77-14)
  • Officer Dean Hopson (passenger of 77-14)
  • Officer Carmine Denman (driver of 77-14 Ida)
  • Officer Morgan Rhodes (passenger of 77-14 Ida)
  • Officer Dina O’Connell (driver of 77-22)
  • Officer Olivia Addicks (driver of 77-28)
  • Saundra Ratti (EHP dispatcher)
  • Movie crewmembers
  • Concertgoers
  • Mobsters at King Fanucci
  • Guys watching soccer game at DeSantis
  • Crowd at the San Santos Memorial Coliseum
  • Motocross racers
  • Theatergoers at Armandson Theatre
  • Onlookers during Sonic and Shadow's battle
  • SSPD officers
  • EHP officers
  • SSFD firefighters
  • SSFD paramedics

Trivia

  • Though the fic is named for the 1978 Australian movie Stunt Rock and shares a number of plot elements, a good portion of the plot is also taken from Gone in 60 Seconds.
  • The first chapter is a shot-for-shot recreation of the intro sequence for the video game Driver.
  • This fic marks the second appearance of Sonic's band The Diesel Cats.
  • Sonic's unsupported freefall from the Columbian Bancorp Tower is a reference to a stunt pulled by stuntman Dar Robinson from the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Atlanta for the filming of Sharky's Machine.
  • Sonic calling Shadow "Jim" is a reference to Jim Phelps from Mission: Impossible and the Man on Tape's message: "should you or any of your IM Force be caught or killed, the Secretary will disavow any knowledge of your actions".
  • The complete list of cars is as follows:
CAR CODENAME
1972 Cadillac Fleetwood 75 Karen
1971 Chevy Caprice convertible Brittany
1976 Ford LTD Landau Erica
1975 Lamborghini Countach "Walter Wolf" Melissa
1978 Ferrari 308 GTS Lillian
1977 Mercedes-Benz 450 SEL 6.9 Chantal
1970 Dodge Challenger R/T Angela
1971 Chrysler Imperial Sarah
1976 Mack Cruiseliner Kaitlynn
1976 Ford F-250 Paula
1972 Lincoln Continental Loretta
1977 GMC Suburban K-15 Carmen
1974 GM New Look Victoria
1975 Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith II Olivia
1973 Cadillac Eldorado Gloria
1972 Plymouth Fury III Cheryl
1974 Dodge Monaco Freya
1970 Chevy Nova SS Dawn
1973 Oldsmobile Ninety-Eight Caroline
1978 Alfa Romeo Sport Sedan Kayla
1976 Lancia Scorpion Linda
1974 BMW 3.0 CS Gabrielle
1972 Corvette Stingray Jenna
1977 Lotus Esprit Barbara
1970 Plymouth GTX Melanie
1971 Ford Capri Nicole
1973 Buick LeSabre Louise
1975 Bricklin SV-1 Lorraine
1974 De Tomaso Pantera GTS Mary
1976 Chevy Cosworth Vega Janice
1971 Lamborghini Miura S Brenda
1972 MG Midget Doreen
1973 Cadillac Sedan DeVille Sheena
1975 Jaguar XJ12 Leah
1970 Meyers Manx Penny
1974 Mercury Marquis Andrea
1970 Oldsmobile 4-4-2 Sabrina
1970 Ford Torino Cobra Wendy
1972 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 "Daytona" Anita
1975 Mercedes-Benz 450 SLC convertible Lara
1972 Pontiac Grand Ville Joanna
1975 Chrysler Cordoba Claudia
1973 Stutz Blackhawk Rita
1971 Ford LTD convertible Sophie
1977 Dodge Ram M880 Millie
1973 Chevy Van G-20 customized Grace
1971 Oldsmobile Toronado Nancy
1976 Lincoln Continental Mark IV "Givenchy" Hillary
1970 Dodge Coronet Super Bee Cindy
1978 Pontiac Macho Trans Am Eleanor
  • The King Fanucci Social Club is a reference to the character of Don Fanucci from The Godfather Part II.
  • Cadillac really did have a mink coat test for testing seat fabrics. When exactly they did this is unknown.
  • George Carpenter is named for George A. Romero and John Carpenter.
  • While the first-gen Ford Capri was indeed sold in the US, it was sold through Mercury dealerships.
  • Charmy being "at the wrong gig" is a reference to drummer Steve Moore, who has a unique style of drumming.
  • In both the original version and remake of Gone in 60 Seconds, Eleanor was a Mustang, a 1971 Mustang SportsRoof in the original, and a 1967 Mustang Fastback (dressed up as a Shelby GT500) in the remake. In this story, Eleanor is a Trans Am.
  • Eleanor's license plate in this story is an abbreviation of "Sonic the Hedgehog" and a recurring reference to the release date of June 23, 1991 of the first Sonic game.
  • Knuckles stealing the heroin-laden Eldorado is another Gone in 60 Seconds reference, more so to the remake considering the car wasn't on the list.
  • The phrase "getting down like a Magikist" is a reference to a phrase that the late Wesley Willis used in some of his songs about rock concerts, the "Magikist" referring to a series of lip-shaped signs for the Magikist Rug Cleaners company.
  • The band Wizardaxe is a reference to the real-life rock band Sorcery, who made a major appearance in the film Stunt Rock and also released a soundtrack album for the movie.
  • Chapter 9 and 10's titles are a reference to the song "Your Love Is Driving Me Crazy" by Sammy Hagar.
  • Dairy Lord is a knockoff version of Dairy Queen.
  • DeSantis Pizza Bakery is a thinly-veiled version of DeSano Pizza Bakery, and is also a reference to the DeSantis Holster company, which is perhaps best known for making a shoulder rig for the Uzi.
  • The ear nibbling scene was inspired by a piece of artwork from DeviantArt users angelofhapiness and shadisfaction.
  • Sonic's joke about being a "vermicious knid" is a reference to Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory.
  • The name of the band Payhauler is not only a reference to the International Payhauler off-highway dump trucks, but also to an obscure rock band called Euclid, itself named after a brand of dump trucks.
  • Sonic's monologue to Eleanor is a reference to the song "Heavy Metal (Takin' a Ride)" by Don Felder. It also contains a reference to the song "The Waiting" by Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, which is the second time a Tom Petty song has been referenced in this fic.
  • The Macho Trans Am is a rare souped-up Trans Am made by brothers Dennis and Kyle Mecham of Mecham Motors, their father's Pontiac dealership near Phoenix, Arizona. The mods consisted of messing with the carburetor jetting, opening up the intake and adding new headers, plus high-performance Koni shocks and (optionally) front and rear disc brakes. The cars were also given a special stripe job with "MACHO T/A" lettering on the doors, individual production numbers underneath the "TRANS AM" lettering on the front fenders and the initials "DKM" underneath the production number.
  • Sonic's line about being a macho man is a reference to the song "Macho Man" by the Village People.
  • Sonic referring to one of the motorcycle cops as "Ponch" is a reference to the TV show CHiPs.
  • Sonic references "Sonic Says" during the final showdown with Shadow.
  • The line about Sonic's reflexes being quicker than Hong Kong Phooey is a reference to the cartoon character Hong Kong Phooey and the line "quicker than the human eye" from his theme song.
  • Sonic's line about hitting Shadow with a building is a reference to a fan dub of Sonic Adventure 2 by SnapCube, particularly a line from Dr. Robotnik (played by Alfred Coleman) about urinating on the Moon.
  • Though Shadow is technically immortal, the power imparted by the gloves that Tails made for Sonic was enough to injure the Ultimate Life Form.
  • Shadow screaming upon seeing his own blood is a reference to Naruto.

External Links

"Stunt Rock" on Fanfiction.net

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