What's Your Favorite Car Chase Movie?

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What's Your Favorite Car Chase Movie?

Postby PanChango » Tue Feb 26, 2013 7:11 pm

The French Connection, Bullitt, Gone In Sixty Seconds (original) all have awesome chase scenes, but I am a huge fan of the chase through New York in The Seven Ups.

Which is your favorite car or car chase movie of all time?

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Postby Evil D » Tue Feb 26, 2013 8:18 pm

I have a problem with literally every car chase scene I've ever seen, even the ones that are very realistic. Example....in Bullitt, he shifts gears about a dozen times at full speed lol.
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Postby PanChango » Tue Feb 26, 2013 8:20 pm

Evil D wrote:I have a problem with literally every car chase scene I've ever seen, even the ones that are very realistic. Example....in Bullitt, he shifts gears about a dozen times at full speed lol.
Don't you know, down-shifting makes you go faster.
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Postby OldSarSwmr » Tue Feb 26, 2013 8:44 pm

Beverly Hills Cop, very smashy!

The French Connection is a good one too.

And sticking to the McQueen theme, The Great Escape, motorcycles instead of cars.
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Postby Bladekeeper » Tue Feb 26, 2013 8:53 pm

Some good scenes in the transporter 1,2 but a bit of a crap couple of films blues brothers for the fact its a classic and there are some car chases.

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Postby xceptnl » Tue Feb 26, 2013 8:56 pm

White Lightning (1973) with Burt Reynolds in a serious boat!

Smokey & the Bandit

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Postby phillipsted » Tue Feb 26, 2013 9:07 pm

Ronin, directed by John Frankenheimer. Jean Reno, Robert DeNiro, Jonathan Pryce... Peugeots, BMWs and Audis tear through the streets of Paris...

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Postby eagletalon » Tue Feb 26, 2013 11:25 pm

Ronin

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Postby The Deacon » Wed Feb 27, 2013 5:40 am

The ones mentioned so far are all good, but Dirty Mary, Crazy Larry is still my favorite. The Driver is another one I like, and there are some excellent chase scenes in the remake of The Italian Job.
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Postby BAL » Wed Feb 27, 2013 5:45 am

Bullitt was the first one that popped into my mind and I agree with Paul on
Dirty Mary, Crazy Larry.

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Postby alerin » Wed Feb 27, 2013 3:34 pm

The Blues Brothers

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Postby chuck_roxas45 » Wed Feb 27, 2013 4:42 pm

Car pursued by a toy car? Hehehehe. What was that Dirty Harry movie?

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Postby PanChango » Wed Feb 27, 2013 5:47 pm

chuck_roxas45 wrote:Car pursued by a toy car? Hehehehe. What was that Dirty Harry movie?
The Dead Pool.

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Postby Blerv » Wed Feb 27, 2013 5:48 pm

eagletalon wrote:Ronin
By a mile :)
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Postby chuck_roxas45 » Wed Feb 27, 2013 6:31 pm

PanChango wrote:The Dead Pool.
Oh yeh, thanks. That car chase was hilarious though.

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Postby mattman » Wed Feb 27, 2013 8:49 pm

Another vote for Ronin.
LOVE that movie! now I'm gonna have to dig it out, and watch it for the fiftieth time...

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Postby xceptnl » Wed Feb 27, 2013 9:04 pm

Speaking of car chase.... how about some classics?

Duel (1971)

The Car (1977)
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Postby BAL » Thu Feb 28, 2013 5:32 am

Ya gotta love Duel.

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Postby The Mastiff » Thu Feb 28, 2013 7:17 am

As strange as Vanishing point is I love the Challenger big block in it. I believe they used up a bunch ( 13 maybe?) of those filming. I have had a thing for a Hemi Challenger since I was a young teen. I doubt I'll ever get a new one, much less an original.

I'm also a fan of Dirty Mary and Crazy Larry though the cars and driving are what does it for me, not the over the top acting by Peter Fonda and Susan George. I always liked Vic Morrow ( Combat! ) but this wasn't his best. I drove across america and back with a 327 4bbl Impala in 79 and it was fast and fun and did things I still hesitate to talk about. :o Never have gone back to South Dakota for whatever reason. :p

The Charger in Bullit showed exactly why you don't want extra weight in your vehicle no matter how much torque and HP you can dial up. The Mustang on the other hand seemed to need some tourque for that kind of driving. The comparison to the new ones performance wise are night and day. An old army buddy has a brand new near 500 hp mustang and it's very impressive and not just in straight lines. The amazing amounts of traction the newer cars get with their lighter weights, bigger, stickier tires really can push you around in those. They don't sit and spin like an old Charger but leap forward with no fuss or muss. They get better mileage and don't make your eyes water standing next to one running in a parking lot like the old monster engines ( hemi's, rat's, etc)

Yes, "The Car" , though not a chase movie like the others is still memorable. That was one scary car. :)

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Postby defenestrate » Thu Feb 28, 2013 8:59 pm

Vanishing Point was excellent. Remake, less so. Death Race has some good ones, the new one with Jason Statham has some wild shots in it as does Batman: The Dark Knight.
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