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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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Arthur Wheeler
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Richard L. Muse ...
Richard Harris Hill
Freddy Cannon ...
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Christine
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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 interior shot of Black Bird used when her car falls off a cliff is actually a shot of actress Rita Rickard accidentally turning the car over. See more »

Goofs

Damage to Pig Man's Mercedes as it crashes through car doors and into truck. See more »

Quotes

Susan Clark: Look at this. We found your picture at the plane crash site.
Harlan Hollis: That's a publicity shot. I haven't even seen it yet!
Susan Clark: Well then that means that it must be someone *inside* your company that's trying to kill you.
Harlan Hollis: I just don't want to believe that either Richard, Michael or Arthur would want to kill me.
Susan Clark: Well somebody has gone to a lot of time and trouble to get rid of you, and they've been pretty damn obvious about it!
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Edited into Deadline Auto Theft (1983) See more »

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The Great American Dream
Music and Lyrics by Hoyt Axton
Sung by 'Freddy Cannon and the Belmonts'
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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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