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The Last Chase (1981)

 -  Action | Adventure | Sci-Fi  -  April 1981 (USA)
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In a future United States, the only transport available to an individual is public transportation. Predicated on an assertion that "the oil has run out", an increasingly totalitarian ... See full summary »

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Franklyn Hart
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Captain J.G. Williams
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Ring
Alexandra Stewart ...
Eudora
Diane D'Aquila ...
Santana
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Hawkins
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Jud
Ben Gordon ...
Morely
Hugh Webster ...
Fetch
Deborah Burgess ...
Miss Rawlston
Trudy Young ...
Mrs. Hart
Moses Znaimer ...
Reporter
Doug Lennox ...
Captain
Paul Amato ...
Soldier at Roadblock
Warren Van Evera ...
New York Cop (as Warren Van Evra)
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In a future United States, the only transport available to an individual is public transportation. Predicated on an assertion that "the oil has run out", an increasingly totalitarian central government has ordered all personal vehicles be impounded by law. One man, a former race car driver, yearns again for his ability to choose his own roads and destiny. He reassembles his race car hidden from confiscation, and sets out for "Free California" which has broken away from the new regime, aided by a young technically savvy teen who feels alienated from this "social" society. Agents of the new government must stop this man at any cost to destroy the symbology he represents, and the instability that such a desire for personal autonomy could mean to the society. An old Korean War veteran and his F-86 Sabre jet are called into service to chase down this dangerous man, and end his flouting of the will of the state. In the words of one of the government agents, "People going where they want to,... Written by AGC

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A phantom jet must catch and destroy the last car left on earth. See more »


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A Última Perseguição  »

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$4,900,000 (estimated)
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The car is a modified 1973 Porsche 917/30 CanAm Spyder. See more »

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While Capt. J.G. Williams flies his kite on the rooftop traffic noise is heard quite clearly in a world with no cars. See more »

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Hawkins: What do you see there, Captain?
Captain J.G. Williams: I see a car and two people. Wow! Look at that... son of a bitch!
Hawkins: Much more than a car and two men.
Captain J.G. Williams: Well, that's all I can see.
Hawkins: This man's dangerous. This little joyride he's on is undermining the entire balance of this country.
Captain J.G. Williams: Sir, this is just one car... I mean, a little exhaust isn't going to upset the whole balance of the universe.
Hawkins: You are missing the metaphor.
Captain J.G. Williams: There's a meta-who?
Hawkins: I am talking about our entire way of life, Captain. We live in a society that ...
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Fine Canadian tax shelter production
12 January 2001 | by (somewhere between Toronto and California) – See all my reviews

This was a staple of 1980s Canadian television, not because it's particularly good (though I like it), but because it was made with Canadian dollars. Thus allowing it to fit in with the country's strange (to non-Canadians anyway) Canadian Content broadcast regulations.

Lee Majors takes time out inbetween his Six Million Dollar Man/Fall Guy gigs and races around the countryside near my neck of the woods, while Chris Makepeace blows the head off a statue real good and Burgess Meredith talks to his kite. All this, plus a decent supporting role from Harvey Atkin as the orgy-frequenting conformist co-worker who frowns upon Lee's free-thinking spirit. What's not to like?

Adding to the enjoyment is playing the game of "spot the location" and comparing places I've been to to how they're shown in the movie. The sight of dozens of extras bicycling around the Yorkdale shopping centre on their way towards a big clean Utopian bubble city (or a matte painting of it, anyway) always raises a smile.

Avoid the Mystery Science Theater 3000 version of this, it's really not funny, although the last line "aw, no wonder it sucks, it's Canadian!" is a good one.


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