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The Junkman (1982)

PG  |   |  Action, Comedy, Crime  |  28 August 1982 (USA)
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Junkman and movie-maker Harlan Hollis struggles to stay alive when a jealous partner in his company hires goons to kill him. Full of amazing car chases, fantastic crashes, and edge-of-your-seat action.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
H.B. Halicki ...
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Susan Shaw ...
Lang Jeffries ...
Arthur Wheeler
Bruce Cameron ...
Jack Vacek ...
Dan Grimaldi ...
Kelly Busia ...
Richard L. Muse ...
Richard Harris Hill
Freddy Cannon ...
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Sharon McCreedy ...
Richard's secretary
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Festival News Reporter
Dennis Stouffer ...
Dennis (security man)
Judi Gibbs ...
Christine
Brian LaBonge ...
Brian
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Junkman and movie-maker Harlan Hollis struggles to stay alive when a jealous partner in his company hires goons to kill him. Full of amazing car chases, fantastic crashes, and edge-of-your-seat action.

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28 August 1982 (USA)  »

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Gone in 60 Seconds II  »

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The Camaro Z28s used by the CHP were actual test mules - 12 of them were ordered by the CHP and the vehicles had too many issues rendering them unsuitable for patrol duty. Ford Motor Company did some research and development where the Mustang was developed into a Special Service Package, which the CHP and Michigan State Police tested and evaluated - the SSP version of the Mustang was introduced in 1982. Chevrolet later re-entered the Camaro into a police package during the 1991 model year with the B4C option - which had several improvements (the third-generation Camaro, at the time the B4C was introduced, had a port fuel injection system and dual catalytic converters common to the IROC-Zs of the era). See more »

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Cable holding Mexican's car in place visible while it is standing in the air. See more »

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Jack: The story here in the "Herald Examiner" says that Harlan was a nice guy.
Bruce: Hmph, well I guess you can't believe everything you read nowdays!
Harlan Hollis: Thanks, guys.
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One of the coolest carcrash flicks ever
15 December 2005 | by (Munich, Bavaria) – See all my reviews

Everybody who loves cars and action will eat this movie. It's even something like an autobiography of H. B. Halicki. The hole lifestory of Harlen Hollis we see is much the same as Halickis own. When you think that Jackie Chan is a tough guy doing all stunts himself, than watch this movie and Gone in 60 second and see how crazy Mr. Halicki is. H. B. did everything himself, even the scenes where stuntpeople said that it is to dangerous. When you see this film from the special edition DVD, and you know the original soundtrack from Hoyt Axton, you may get a little disappointed, because it has been changed to lifeless synthesiser music.


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