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Favorite car movie tough guy??

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

  1. jim galli
    Joined: Sep 28, 2009
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    jim galli

    Its a Mad Mad Mad Mad World

    Saw it in Cinerama in Hollywood in 1966. Still love it. Jon Winters tears that vintage gas station to pieces and steals their WWII wrecker, and that takes second to Phil Silvers tearing the living s**t out of that '46 Ford trying to get it to go back up the cliff he drove it down.

    It gets better every year.
  2. SinisterCustom
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  3. Rocket Scientist Chris
    Joined: Mar 3, 2001
    Posts: 566

    Rocket Scientist Chris

    I have to go with Messala in Ben-Hur. Though not really a car movie, it does involve wheels and mayhem! Messala was sporting some vicious spinners and he knew how to use 'em! :D
    Joined: Dec 16, 2008
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    Nads is right with the biker in RAISING ARIZONA.
  5. chevy3755
    Joined: Feb 6, 2006
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    Steve McQueen gets my vote......number 2 would be Bob Mitchum
  6. czuch
    Joined: Sep 23, 2008
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    from vail az

    W.C. Fields. Out chasing road Hogs in "Poppy."
    Thats a real tear-jerker watching THOSE cars get wiped out.

  7. No question, Max (as a character.)

    "That thing - - - in there,... That's not the Goose; no way!"


    1.) Bob Mitchum

    2.) Steve McQueen

    3.) Jimmy Garner

    Kowalski was hopped up on uppers, he don't count.
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  8. BlueGhost
    Joined: Jan 24, 2007
    Posts: 133


    Not exactly a movie, but Sheriff Little form Dukes of Hazzard.
  9. KK Hickey Designs
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    KK Hickey Designs

    Sphinx from Gone in 60 Seconds or the Driver from Duel.
  10. torchmann
    Joined: Feb 26, 2009
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    from Omaha, Ne

    I was in Dalton GA when Joe dirt came out. I went to the theater to see it and the lady sneered "We aint playin that here"
  11. torchmann
    Joined: Feb 26, 2009
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    from Omaha, Ne

    did anyone notice his Icy Hot arthritis jacket?
  12. Bosco1956
    Joined: Sep 21, 2008
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    from Jokelahoma

    When I first saw this post I thought Steve McQueen in Bullitt Course Im a McQueen fan and he was truly a car guy.
    Not a bad ass but I always liked Paul Newman in Winning.
  13. J Man
    Joined: Dec 11, 2003
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    J Man
    from Angola, IN

    Only thing about Stuntman Mike is that he got his ass kicked by 3 even more bad ass girls.
  14. Straightpipes
    Joined: Jan 25, 2006
    Posts: 1,084


    Only Robert Michum could flick a cigarette from one car into the other doing 75. Now, thats a tough guy in the baddest hot rod movie ever made.
  15. rodsnhawgs
    Joined: Oct 4, 2006
    Posts: 214

    from WV

    Martin Sheen - CA Kid
  16. billy6223
    Joined: Sep 7, 2007
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    from Utah

    The Green Goblin Truck in Maximum Overdrive
  17. Nefarious Art
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    Nefarious Art
    from Auburn, Ca

  18. Kowalski in Vanishing Point
  19. Pir8Darryl
    Joined: Jan 9, 2008
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    Why not?
    He fits all the criteria. Just because the movie didn't have any blood, sex, or 4 letter words.....

    I'm going with Thorndyke. :D
  20. terryr
    Joined: Feb 8, 2007
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    from earth

    For real guys;Carey Loftin. The stunt driver in the Bullitt Charger, 7-Ups Pontiac, Duels Truck, the truck that killed Edith Keller in Star Trek, the ferrari chase in Against All Odds at 68 years old, and many other movies, and the guy pulling James Deans trailer on the day he bought it. 133 movies.

    As a character; Mad Max. Several dozen superbad bikers try to kill him and fail several times.
  21. plym49
    Joined: Aug 9, 2008
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    from Earth

    Yep, that's the guy. A lot of the cop cars in the chase scene were driven by real race drivers. In that movie every car makes a proper power slide, not the over corrected crap you see in most movies.

    I have a DVD of the original movie. His daughter does the intro as he is gone now. Pretty woman.
  22. plym49
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    from Earth

    You're right, it was a story in Playboy, I remember reading it. The story was pretty good. So was the centerfold.
  23. plym49
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    from Earth

    The first time you ever saw the original 'Gone in 60 seconds' was in the 70s so probably you were stoned and that's why you fell asleep. Yes it was a real homegrown movie but the driving and chase scenes were classic. A lot better than the gay remake. Did I mention that the remake was gay? And so is Mr. Cage, god he is the worst of all.

    One thing that makes a good chase scene IMHO is that the stunts need to be reasonably possible. That's one of the things about the 'Bullitt' chase that is so cool - think about it - everything except the last fiery crash happens to most of us on our way to work each day. :)

    Jason Statham in the Transporter flicks might be a good marshal artist but the chase scenes are ridiculous. Like when he flips the car up in the air, upside down, to use the jib of a crane to wipe off the bomb under the car. Riiiiigggghhhhhttttttt. And then the car drives away without a scratch. Ronin and other chase scenes have some semblance of possibility. The second '60 Seconds', Transporter and so many other chase scenes are just fantasy and, to me, that lessens the appeal of the chase sequence.

    Plus, Cage is SOO gay. (OK, I'll stop now.)
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  24. Lee Majors in "The Last Race". :D
    Oh wait
    D-day in Animal House...And that black Lincoln
    8 year old Anakin Sky Walker in the pod race in Starwars #1
    Steve MacQueen When He jumps the bike in "The Great Escape":cool:
  25. senior fried
    Joined: Jul 17, 2007
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    senior fried

    Toad in American Graffiti, think about it, he did more in one night than most guys do all summer.He got the good looking girl that likes to drink ,he gets drunk and gets sick and sobers up, gets car stolen and gets it back, was at the scene of an armed robbery, gets the shit kicked out of him and walks away, and is the starter for one of the most famous drag races ever and gets a ride home in Milners coupe while the sun is rising, not a bad night !

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  26. fordfan289
    Joined: Apr 19, 2009
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    from indiana

    Mitchum in Thunder Road. What about Bufford T Pusser I think that was his name cant remember the movie name hick sherif carried a stick and not that crappy rock remake.
  27. Steves32
    Joined: Aug 28, 2007
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    from So Cal

    Let me have a Three Musketeers, and a ball point pen, and one of those combs there, a pint of Old Harper, a couple of flash light batteries and some beef jerky.
  28. Yeah, Toad does everything but actually get laid.

    I'd have to pick a couple that aren't car movies but detective movies instead, it's tough to argue with John Wayne's McQ racing around Seattle chasing drug dealers in a laundry van. And The Big Sleep.. Bogart as Marlowe, driving a '38 Dodge coupe if I remember correctly. Seems like he also drove one of those in High Sierra, although in that he's the bad guy rather than the detective. But they were real tough guys.
  29. Muttley
    Joined: Nov 30, 2003
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    How about Gene Hackman as Jimmy Doyle in The French Connection? Not really a "car movie" but the chase rules.

  30. zombiesarebad
    Joined: Aug 29, 2009
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    from Maine

    I say it's a tossup between Mel Gibson in Mad Max and Steve McQueen in Bullitt.

    I think there are a few quasi-car movies made within the last few decades that are decent (although they can't compare to most of the older ones). Has anyone seen Black Cat Run, Blood Guts Bullets & Octane, or Highwaymen?

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