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Motion Pictures What's your Favorite Car Chase/Rum Runner Movies

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by 38plymouth, Oct 21, 2008.

  1. stillkruzn
    Joined: Apr 10, 2007
    Posts: 981

    from Conway, AR

    Smokey and the Bandit (the first one)... the sequels didn't do much for me...
  2. Straightpipes
    Joined: Jan 25, 2006
    Posts: 1,084


    Thunder road, Rum runners, car chases, and, who,but Robert Mitchum, can flick a cigarette over into a car alongside at 75 MPH?
  3. Bullitt

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  4. 567trishop
    Joined: Mar 3, 2008
    Posts: 177

    from Australia

    yer, Two Lane black Top, Bullitt, Vanishing Point, Christine

    Return to Macon County
  5. The origional vanishing point, and gone in 60 seconds.
  6. arca39
    Joined: May 19, 2008
    Posts: 310

    from summit il

    what no one said hot rod???? and only one said hollywood nights????
  7. 2 said Hot Rod and 2 said Hollywood Knights :

    ... but correct me if I'm wrong, neither "Hot Rod" nor "The Hollywood Knights" have car chase or rum runner scenes ... ????

    EDIT: I see that my question has been answered:
    ... thanks Bad Bob ... for awhile there, I thought my memory was shot!
    Last edited: Oct 23, 2008
  8. ok here's one nobody talks about...the Pilot of the tv show Crime Story the chase from the robery of the bar when they chase the bad guys across town over some bridges and into a neighborhood with some chick hang out the back window of the car half on the trunk......they fucked up some late 50s cars in the show...........
    Last edited: Oct 22, 2008
  9. 283nova
    Joined: Jun 5, 2008
    Posts: 222

    from spokane,wa

    american graffitti
    more american graffitti
    2 lane blacktop
    vanishing point
    the california kid
    catch me if you can ,this is hard to find about street racing
    hot rod
    on any sunday, about bikes but still cool
    nitro knights very hard to find
    rebel without a cause
    hollywood knights
    dirty mary crazy larry
    return to the macon county line
    bikini beach
    7 second love affair mini docoumentry about rick "the iceman" stewart when he raced top fuel
  10. harpboys4
    Joined: Jun 7, 2008
    Posts: 608

    from So Cal

    Wow everyone already named the good ones but I always liked the Duel, that simi chasing that car around is some freaky shit.
  11. Fish Tank
    Joined: May 22, 2008
    Posts: 550

    Fish Tank

    All the ones listed are Great flicks.
    This is a long forgotten movie with Bud Cort. It's pretty funny (maybe hokey, but that's ok here), but how many times you see a Camaro AND a Gremlin in a car chase scene together?
    Brewster McCloud

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    Course, there's always Cagney....
    Some nice tin in these two...
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  12. diamondwillo
    Joined: Jul 13, 2006
    Posts: 15

    from Melbourne

    Agreed "Used Cars" is one of my all time favorites, great to watch on a Saturday morning when sporting a hangover :)

    other highly regarded notables:
    - Smokey and the Bandit
    - Vanishing Point
    - Bullit
    - Gumball Rally
    - Cannonball Run
  13. model-a-fan
    Joined: Oct 4, 2008
    Posts: 842

    from Kentucky

    How could I forget the Bandit? GOOD CALL!
  14. Truckedup
    Joined: Jul 25, 2006
    Posts: 4,171


    I saw that movie one time when it was new and I was a teenager.
    So last night I did Netflix Instant and watched it again......
    The scenes when Phil Silver's character beats the shit out that 40's Ford convertible.He punctures the oil pan trying to ram it up a goat trail.You can hear the Flattie V-8 screaming,must have a glasspack muffler.And then later the same character,stunt driver of course,takes a hairpin turn out of control in a 56 Ford convertible,rear tires smoking as he finishes the turn.In fact there were several early 60's Mopar cop cars that smoked the tires on take off,probably the first time in a movie? The VW beetle even made beetle muffler sounds.They really pounded quite a few cars into the ground.
    He's a clip of one chase,some is Hollywood studio fake bullshit,but the stunts on the road are real
    Last edited: Oct 22, 2008
  15. dudley32
    Joined: Jan 2, 2008
    Posts: 2,136


    thunder road ....written,directed, and staring ..ROBERT MITCHEM>>the original bad guy /flathead drivin/liquor haulin/bad/ass guy that..caused me to own a 50 ford as the first car I bought..saw the film maybe 3 times at a drive in...filmed in n.c,..and did you know he wrote the music?....maybe because I'm from n.c....still watch it !!
  16. rustyford40
    Joined: Nov 20, 2007
    Posts: 2,168

    from Mass Bay

    I have to go with thunder road.
  17. John356
    Joined: Jan 27, 2008
    Posts: 66


    Thunder Road.I was in Asheville a few years back and visited some of locations where the movie was shot.
  18. 8-Track
    Joined: Jul 26, 2008
    Posts: 395


  19. Gotta throw in "Hard Driver", the Junior Johnson story. Great car action, and the best cop nickname ever...
  20. davedeltadog
    Joined: Aug 8, 2008
    Posts: 172


    Looks like you nailed the list, but the car stuff with Steve McQueen in Get-a-way is great
  21. Big Tony
    Joined: Mar 29, 2006
    Posts: 3,589

    Big Tony

    Hooper with Burt Reynolds
    Smokey and the Bandit (RIP Snowman)
    Gone in 60 Seconds
  22. ... and Norm Grabowski as the "Hammerhead" character. :D
  23. hoarder1212
    Joined: Jun 1, 2007
    Posts: 156


    moonrunners Its supposed to be the movie that they made dukes of hazzard from.

    3 of my best liked of all time

  25. dudley32
    Joined: Jan 2, 2008
    Posts: 2,136


    mad mad is a classic...I'd have to daughter loves it...and me the chase at the end with the cabs loaded down w/stars....and THE BANNA PEEL...
  26. How about Thunder and Lightning? How many movies have a chase where they jump a '57 Chevy off a parking garage, go through the roof of the car dealership across the street, somehow turn the car 90 degrees in the process, land on the showroom floor, then drive out through the window and take off again?

    They also roll over and later drive again a '59 Ford tudor.

    When one of the baddies tells David Carridine to "knock off that kung-fu s---" is probably the best line in it. It's so bad it's laughable, it's just about all car chase with a loose plot. Well, and an airboat chase in the swamp to start things off.

    Moonrunners was made by at least one of the same guys who did The Dukes, and a lot of the characters have the same names. No cousin Daisy though.
  27. KIRK
    Joined: Nov 17, 2005
    Posts: 384


    Thunder Road. Saw it again a few weeks ago. My all time favorite.
  28. mbshafter
    Joined: Jan 26, 2008
    Posts: 48

    from Detroit

  29. Obviously those guys can't read! The title says CAR CHASE OR RUM RUNNER movies!!!
  30. firingorder1
    Joined: Dec 15, 2006
    Posts: 2,147


    The original Vanishing Point and The Choppers (Iknow but I just love Ivo's bucket.)

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