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Director:
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C.R. O'Christopher (story)
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Release Date:
April 1981 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
The oil finally ran out... and somewhere in the future, the chase has begun. See more »
Plot:
In a future United States, the only transport available to an individual is public transportation. Predicated... See more » | Add synopsis »
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I actually kinda like it... See more (21 total) »

Cast

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Lee Majors ... Franklyn Hart

Burgess Meredith ... Captain J.G. Williams

Chris Makepeace ... Ring
Alexandra Stewart ... Eudora
Diane D'Aquila ... Santana

George Touliatos ... Hawkins

Harvey Atkin ... 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)
Sammy Snyders ... Eudora's Son
David Stelmack ... Soldier at Tent
Glenna Jones ... Woman at Tent
Robert Christie ... Doctor
Wally Bondarenko ... Policeman #1 - School
Chris Cunningham ... Policeman #2 - School
Walker Boone ... Policeman #1 - Frank's House
John Kennedy ... Policeman in Tunnel
Ed Jacobs ... Indian
Bill Laliotis ... Ringleader
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Directed by
Martyn Burke 
 
Writing credits
C.R. O'Christopher (story)

C.R. O'Christopher (screenplay) and
Roy Moore (screenplay) &
Martyn Burke (screenplay)

Produced by
Martyn Burke .... producer
William Duffy .... associate producer
Fran Rosati .... producer
Gene Slott .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Gil Melle  (as Gil Mellé)
 
Cinematography by
Paul Van der Linden 
 
Film Editing by
Steve Weslak 
 
Casting by
Victoria Mitchell 
 
Production Design by
Roy Forge Smith 
 
Art Direction by
Roy Forge Smith 
 
Set Decoration by
Jacques M. Bradette 
Jo-Ann Chorney 
Vi Jull 
 
Makeup Department
Ann Brodie .... makeup artist
James D. Brown .... hair stylist
Jim Kail .... hair stylist: Mr. Majors
Jim Kail .... makeup artist: Mr. Majors
 
Production Management
John Bell .... unit manager
Joyce Kozy King .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
David Coatsworth .... second assistant director
Chris Danton .... second assistant director
Don Granberry .... first assistant director
Marlene Puritt .... third assistant director
 
Art Department
Kirk Cheney .... carpenter
Mary Jane Grant .... assistant art director
Anthony Greco .... property master
Bill Harman .... set construction manager
Ed Kotanen .... assistant art director
Suzanna Smith .... assistant art director
Merike Weiler .... assistant art director
 
Sound Department
David Appleby .... sound re-recordist
Martin Ashbee .... sound editor
Steven Cole .... sound editor (as Steve Cole)
Bryan Day .... sound recordist (as Brian Day)
Dennis Drummond .... sound editor
David Evans .... sound editor
Ann Heeley-Ray .... sound editor
Tom Mather .... boom operator
Don White .... sound re-recordist
 
Special Effects by
Tom Fisher .... special effects
 
Visual Effects by
Paul Davidson .... special video and electronic effects
Michael Lennick .... special video and electronic effects
James F. Liles .... special photographic effects
David Stringer .... special video and electronic effects
Lin Timbers .... graphic animation
Matthew Yuricich .... matte paintings
 
Stunts
Tommy King .... stunt double
Dwayne McLean .... stunt coordinator
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Peter Czerski .... assistant camera
John Giannini .... still photographer
Clay Lacy .... aerial photographer (as Clay Lacey)
Stan McClain .... assistant camera: aerial unit
Michael O'Connor .... best boy grip
Michael Ohrling .... camera operator: second unit
Christopher Raucamp .... camera loader
Frank Singers .... gaffer
Michael Szucs .... assistant camera
Randy Whiteland .... best boy
Lee Wright .... key grip
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Gail Filman .... assistant wardrobe
Gina Kiellerman .... assistant wardrobe
Mary Jane McCarty .... wardrobe mistress
 
Editorial Department
Joan Giammarco .... assistant editor
Roberta Kipp .... assistant editor
Nick Rotundo .... assistant editor
 
Transportation Department
Bill Brack .... porsche driver
Dennis Chapman .... driver
Simon Clery .... driver: cast
Clark Johnson .... driver
Michael Mueller .... transportation captain
 
Other crew
Simon Clery .... production assistant
Ann Fitzgerald .... production accountant
Sarah Grahame .... continuity
Angela Gruenthal .... production secretary
Robert Laidlaw .... pilot of f-86
Julia Pascal .... location manager: Arizona
Vasek Polak .... racing advisor
Sam Sprouse .... f-86 crew chief
Elaine Yarish .... location manager: Toronto
 

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101 min
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Trivia:
The car is a modified 1973 Porsche 917/30 CanAm Spyder.See more »
Goofs:
Audio/visual unsynchronized: 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 »
Quotes:
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 has the greatest tranquillity ever created by man. Furthermore, this society is more protected than any other in history. And do you know why?
Captain J.G. Williams:Well, I figured...
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7 out of 10 people found the following review useful.
I actually kinda like it..., 28 December 1999
Author: Gislef from Iowa City, IA

First of all, it has a great score by Gil Melle. He did cool synthesizer stuff with stuff like The Questor Tapes and Kolchak: The Night Stalker, and he doesn't disapppoint here. Even at the dullest moments, you can count on the score to give you a jolt or two.

The main problem is that everything in this movie is just...slightly off-key. Give it a better actor than Lee Majors as the "hero," and a better old fogey/jetfighter than hammy Burgess Meredith, and do a little more than just rehash Farenheit 451 with gas instead of books, and this might have worked. Chris Makepeace is okay (although the juvie bad boy/computer hacker stereotype was already overdone by '81), and the plane vs. car action sequences aren't too badly done.

*shrug* I liked it. It wasn't better than Cats, but otherwise it works for me.

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