Synopsis:E-Town was inspired by Bruce Springsteen's “Born to Run” – a rebel cry to small-town heroes everywhere who took the road less traveled.
The setting is Englishtown, N.J., home to the famous Raceway Park racetrack, and the center of the muscle car world in 1972.
The story follows RICH POLACHECK, an inexperienced but talented small-town street racer struggling to escape his roots. Without the grades for college, and lacking any job training, Rich’s prospects are limited. He aspires to race cars professionally, but has no car of his own.
His odds improve when his father, PETER, buys him a wrecked 1970 Chrysler Barracuda – but only on the condition that Rich must fix the car with the help of African-American mechanic CURTIS, who sucker-punched Rich the last time they met. The two despise each other.
Desperate, Rich takes the deal, knowing it’s his only way to get a car. He meets local street-race fox, WENDY, who will only give Rich one digit of her phone number for each street race he wins.
The newly motivated Rich bonds with Curtis, angering Rich’s white trash friends. Rich leaves his racist friends behind and focuses his attention on winning races and pursuing Wendy.
With a newly fixed muscle car, a new job at Raceway Park, and a budding relationship with Wendy, everything seems to be going perfectly for Rich. Then, his life shatters when he’s drafted and finds out he must report for duty in six weeks.
Now, Rich faces a terrible dilemma: does he report for duty, chase his dream of racing, or pursue his love for Wendy?
E-TOWN combines the dreams and drama of AMERICAN GRAFFITI and the hard-driving action of FAST & FURIOUS, following a young man’s journey to escape his small-town roots in order to pursue his passion.