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Night Chase (1970)

Not Rated | | Drama, Thriller | TV Movie 20 November 1970
A man fleeing the scene of his wife's shooting forms an unexpected relationship with the tough cab driver he hires to drive him to the Mexican border.

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Adrian Vico
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A man fleeing the scene of his wife's shooting forms an unexpected relationship with the tough cab driver he hires to drive him to the Mexican border. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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Might get you sleepy
2 April 2017 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

David Janssen (Adrian) gets in a cab and tells the driver Yaphet Kotto (Ernie) to drive. Janssen is heading outta town as he has just shot someone who has been carrying on with his wife. However, that person is a famous sportsman so the shooting is front page news and the cops are after him. He still has the gun and Kotto is under threat from this to help make his escape.

It's a slow-moving chase film with a peculiar Janssen in the lead role. I couldn't identify with him. He wasn't particularly nice and all sympathies are with Kotto. The film is pretty boring with the climax being the most memorable part of the film as it takes place in San Diego zoo and you get to see some animals. The actual ending is a cop-out and there is never really any tension between Janssen and Kotto as you never believe that Janssen will kill him. They are more like buddies. The film is saved by Kotto but only up to the point where it's alright. Also, it's a film from 1970 but there are no boobs on show. What's up with that?


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