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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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H.B. Halicki ...
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Susan Shaw ...
Lang Jeffries ...
Arthur Wheeler
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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 house that explodes and "kills" Harlan when he crashes into it at the end of the main chase was actually constructed by director H.B. Halicki and his crew on Halicki's own ranch in Paso Robles, CA. Halicki put dynamite under the floor before dressing the house up, complete with food in the fridge, and fed the resulting explosion with barrels of gas and rubber tires. See more »

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The cars Harlan drives across in the parking lot in the Corvette are obviously purposely set-up for the stunt. They are parked side-by-side without any space between them. See more »

Quotes

Susan Clark: We go down about a mile, there's a side road that cuts through the hills - that'll take us to a Union Road, then it's straight to US101. That way, we can miss all this traffic.
Jack: Another Susan Clark Special Shortcut.
Susan Clark: Listen, this time I have a map.
Jack: Oh, got a map!
Bruce: Oh great, last time she only had a hunch.
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More of a follow-up than a sequel, but still fun.
28 January 1999 | by (Suffolk, Virginia) – See all my reviews

H.B. Halicki, who thrilled many with some of the most exciting car chases in GONE IN 60 SECONDS, had this follow-up a few years later called THE JUNKMAN. This time, it's more amusing and hilarious than the previous film, and you will expect both more and the same with the almost nonstop action. In Halicki's second effort, there are big explosions, gunslinging, and a femme fatale out to catch Harlan B. Hollis' butt (he played the role). Don't be perturbed, though. It isn't THE original movie, but given the notorious stuntwork and a sense of humor, it still has its credentials. You'll be amazed with the low-flying aircraft, plus a never-before-seen idea of autos driving over front hoods! As films like this go, it doesn't hang onto any new innovations, and the crashes are nothing to get nutty about. Sometimes, cars crash directly on purpose, which is lame. Halicki's talent in making movies shouldn't be denied, as logos of GONE IN 60 SECONDS appear almost every time. That includes a familiar prop, the beaten-up yellow '73 Mustang he named "Eleanor"! This one's different, but it won't leave you disappointed. If nobody can agree with the professional movie critics on THE JUNKMAN, who will?


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