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Favorite car movie tough guy??

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by jokerjason, Sep 30, 2009.

  1. skunx1964
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    i think i found Duel at big lots for 3 bucks, along with giant gila monster and other 50s-60s hokey movies....
     
  2. Thats right, Cundalili, Hey, I just finished night shift..... Gimme a break!
     
  3. I gotta interject. Might not really be synonymous with car movies, but James Dean died 54 years ago today, and come on, how many of our parents/grand parents went out and got themselves a red jacket after Rebel w/o a Cause came out.


    Side note. I loved Death Proof, but it really put too many bad ideas in my head in terms of ramming people off the road.
     
  4. Shit, I cant even spell this morning!
     
  5. MedicCustoms
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    what about the guy that plays in the transporter, Vin diseal fast n furious,or even triple x, nic cage just a few
     
  6. CJ Steak
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    Alright I couldn't help it... Bronson is just pure bad-ass.

    Sucka punch, bitch!



    Hells yes...

    I love how if you crank it up, you can hear that one of the two trucks used had a 300 in it lol.

     
  7. stuart in mn
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    If you look at his credits on IMDB, he was a driver in just about every car movie you can think of including Bullit, Rebel Without a Cause, Thunder Road, Grand Prix and many others. He was still doing stunts when he was in his 70s. So, when it comes to real people (not movie characters) he was probably the toughest guy of them all. http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0517444/
     
  8. flatheadpete
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    I like the Merc cop car in CARS. Flatty, duals, backfirin' throught the exhaust.....pure car porn!
     
  9. CJ Steak
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    Eh... they're pretty tough, but not old school tough.

    For instance... vin diesel or the british dude from transporter would probably talk a little trash before starting in... I think Bronson would haymaker the shit outta them before they were done trash talkin'. It's not so much that these old school dudes were tough tough... they were scrappers. I'd be way more afraid of a working class farmer like Bronson, over some airbrushed tan meatheads like vinnyboy or the brit.

    Cage is laughable... but puts on a good performance. He has his tough moments I guess. lol
     
  10. 36C8
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    Don't forget Joe Don Baker
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  11. havi
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    Beat me to it! Close second is Steve McQueen.
     
  12. skywolf
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    Duel was made for T.V in 1971 and was the first feature film directed by Steven Speilberg. I bought a new copy recently on DVD for $2.00.
     
  13. patch
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    Steven Speilberg makes a unintentional cameo in the movie ... when the salesman is making a phone call from the telephone booth you can see his reflection in the glass !!!
     
  14. Steves32
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    Now I'll have to go back & watch that.

    Hard to beat Robert Mitchum in Thunder Road. He was bad ass in real life too.

    Or how about Vic Morrow as the cop in The California Kid?
     
  15. boldventure
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    When the chase scene happened for the first time way back when while watching Bullit, I'll throw in a thumbs up to McQueen. The dude driving the Charger was no slouch by the way...
    In Ronin the guy who played Sully on Third Watch did a gooood job as the wheelman, a gooood job!
     
  16. plym49
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    Sin City - especially the middle piece - 'get me a car with a decent motor and a big trunk'. Jessica Alba ain't bad, either.

    That Transporter guy might be a good athlete but he must be a puny little guy. Look at the way the Audi or Lamborghini swallow him up.

    Worst car guy of all time - the gay Nicholas Cage in the second, totally gay 'Gone in 60 Seconds' movie. When his car stalls out during the chase, does he pump the gas? Pop the clutch? No, he talks to it. LOL.

    That brings to mind the awesome original 'Gone in 60 Seconds'. One of the best driving movies of all time. The driver - his name escapes me at the moment - broke several ribs during the scene where the 'Stang spins and gets t-boned by the pole. That spin was inadverdant - they left it in the movie, taped him up, and he shot the remaining scenes. Somehow this guy got thru the whole movie without talking to or dryhumping the car.
     
  17. plym49
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    Yep, Ronin had a good chase scene.
     
  18. boldventure
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    Several! High speed the wrong way thru Paris at rush hour, think about it...
    Sully drove the shit out of a big Audi 8 big ass four door BIG V8 with stick shift...made a wanna be hoodlum puke....DiNero just sat there grinnin'...
     
  19. bobby_Socks
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    Mel Gibson played a pretty good tough guy in the movie PAYBACK.
     
  20. 33Tudor
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    I'm voting for Memphis Raines, he was a Baad man! Ha Ha!
     
  21. BigDanF4i
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    The original gone in 60 seconds was TERRIBLE! there; I said it, I'm a movie buff, and this is one of maybe 6 movies I have ever fallen asleep during the first time I saw it. Don't get me wrong, the first 20 minutes was cool, then it was the same damn thing for the rest of the movie!

    Jason Statham in "The Transporter"

    Nick Cage in "Gone is 60 Seconds"
    (I don't care if he had to cup the Mustangs balls during the chase)

    Daniel Craig in "Quantam of Solace"
    (not a car movie I know; but who beats Bond?)

    Gregg Henry in "Hot Rod" (1979)

    Charlie Sheen/"Gutter and Skank" from "The Wraith"
    (I forgot about this movie untill this thread came up)
     
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  23. RAY With
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    Hard to beat Bullet & Steve Mc Queen and Robert Mitchem in Thunder Road
     
  24. flatford39
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    Mitchum in Thunder Road. Never to be equalled.
     
  25. Zookeeper
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    The one line I'll always remember from "Thunder Road" was when the cop stopped Mitchum after having ripped the rear bumper/license plate off the Ford. The cop says, " I think I have a bumper that belongs to you"
    Mitchum (totally expressionless) says, "why doncha give it back, that's just like stealin'..."
     
  26. BigFinCad
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    How bout the kid who drove the chopped Merc in "Book of Love". A little hokey but a fun movie.

    Big Rich
     
  27. X 2. Sounds good to me, He gets Kealy Smith too! ;)
     
  28. ol'chevy
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    Toby Hallickey {may be misspelled} was the director and the driver in 60 seconds. He filmed a lot of the driving scenes illegally with a dash cam driving around L.A. Every car crashed in that film belonged to him.
     
  29. Rockettruck
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    Thunder Road--Robert Mitchum...
     

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