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The Junkman (1982)

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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Susan Shaw ...
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Richard L. Muse ...
Freddy Cannon ...
Himself
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Festival News Reporter
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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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The chase thriller of the 80s See more »

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Action | Comedy | Crime | Drama

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28 August 1982 (USA)  »

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Gone in 60 Seconds II  »

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This film held the Guinness World Record for most number of vehicles/planes wrecked in one movie for more than 20 years. It was eclipsed in 2003 by Matrix Revolutions (300+ [working] vehicles on loan from GM), which was itself 'beaten' by Transformers 3 with 532 vehicles 'destroyed', but they were unusable flood damaged vehicles scheduled for destruction anyway. See more »

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Shadow of camera truck on the road in front of Pig Man's Mercedes before he crashes. See more »

Quotes

Jack: Real nice, uh, shortcut, Susan. I like the cows. I especially like the bumps.
Susan Clark: Now, Jack, how was I supposed to know this road was going to be bumpy?
Jack: A big-time newswoman like Barbara Walters, now she would have known. She wouldn't take us on a bumpy road like this.
Susan Clark: Yeah, well Barbara Walters wouldn't be working with you two.
[Bruce and Jack groan mockingly]
Susan Clark: Yeah, all right.
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Edited into Deadline Auto Theft (1983) See more »

Soundtracks

The Great American Dream
Music and Lyrics by Hoyt Axton
Sung by 'Freddy Cannon and the Belmonts'
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One of the coolest carcrash flicks ever
15 December 2005 | by 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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