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28 August 1982 (USA) See more »
The chase thriller of the 80s See more »
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. | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)
H.B. Halicki ... Harlan B. Hollis

Christopher Stone ... Michael Fox
Susan Shaw ... Susan Clark
Lang Jeffries ... Arthur Wheeler
Bruce Cameron ... Bruce
Jack Vacek ... Jack
Dan Grimaldi ... Larry Bergleman
Kelly Busia ... Kelly Hollis
Richard L. Muse ... Richard Harris Hill
Freddy Cannon ... Himself
Sharon McCreedy ... Richard's secretary

Lynda Day George ... Festival News Reporter
Dennis Stouffer ... Dennis (security man)
Judi Gibbs ... Christine
Brian LaBonge ... Brian

Hoyt Axton ... Himself / Capt. Gibbs
George Barris ... Himself
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
The Belmonts ... Themselves
Phil Boroff ... Sgt. Gullen
Maureen Coddington ... Police Dispatcher #1 / Queen Mary Pursuit Dispatcher (voice)

Steve Dargan ... Ambulance Paramedic
Aubrey Finn ... Richard's Attorney
Emily Fladland ... Chevrolet Citation Lady
Gayle Gannes ... Donna
Chip Giannettino ... Roadblock Policeman
John Halicki ... Man in horse carriage
Tracy Hutchinson ... Karen
Warner E. Leighton ... Himself
Morgan Lofting ... Police Dispatcher #2
Dave Logue ... Magnum
Tom McMullen ... Himself
Nick Nickolary ... Himself / Goodyear Blimp Skipper
Joseph Nicoletti ... Songwriter Record producer
Tony Ostermeier ... Cover Two
Rita Rickard ... Blackbird
Jewel Shepard ... Present Girl
Gregory W. Slane ... Himself / Deputy Sheriff
Kopi Sotiropulos ... Frank Spyros
Butch Stockton ... Datsun crash policeman
Bob Urhausen ... Himself / Goodyear P.R.
George Whiting ... Himself / San Luis Obispo County Sheriff
Lewis Wilson ... Man in Convertible
Ronn Wright ... FBI Agent Reynolds
Debra Zullo ... KNX Reporter

Mike Brennan ... Festival MC / Nursery truck driver (uncredited)
Ronald Halicki ... Eccentric Pig Farmer (uncredited)
Pat Hartigan ... Lt. Reed (uncredited)
P.J. Webb ... Herself (uncredited)
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Directed by
H.B. Halicki 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
H.B. Halicki 

Produced by
H.B. Halicki .... producer
Richard L. Muse .... executive producer
Original Music by
Hoyt Axton 
Cinematography by
Daniel Pearl 
Tony Syslo 
Film Editing by
Warner E. Leighton 
Makeup Department
Maureen Coddington .... makeup artist
Production Management
Jack Vacek .... production manager
Art Department
Dennis Stouffer .... props
Sound Department
Michael Brennan .... sound (as Mick Brennan)
Pat Egan .... dubbing mixer
Robert W. Glass Jr. .... dubbing mixer
Tom Gleason .... sound editor
Kendrick Sweet .... sound editor
Dan Thomas .... sound editor
Howard Wilmarth .... dubbing mixer
Special Effects by
Wayne Beauchamp .... special effects foreman
Eb Jensen .... special effects
Tony Ostermeier .... special effects
Jerry Daugirda .... stunt driver
Larry Dunn .... stunt driver
Chip Giannettino .... stunt driver
H.B. Halicki .... stunt coordinator
H.B. Halicki .... stunts
Eb Jensen .... stunt driver
Dave Logue .... stunt driver
Tony Ostermeier .... stunt pilot
Eddie Paul .... stunt coordinator
Eddie Paul .... stunt driver
Don Pulford .... stunt driver
Butch Stockton .... stunt driver
Anian Tunney .... stunt driver
Bruce Paul Barbour .... stunt driver (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Chip Giannettino .... still photographer
J. Michael Popovich .... assistant camera
Josh Rich .... assistant camera
Ron Sawade .... camera operator
Dominic Sena .... camera operator
Thomas Syslo .... camera operator (as Tom Syslo)
Jack Vacek .... camera operator
Editorial Department
P.J. Webb .... assistant editor
Other crew
Lorra Lea Bartlett .... script supervisor
Garland Brown .... firearms advisor
Bruce Cameron .... creative consultant
Jerry Daugirda .... mechanic
Aubrey Finn .... production attorney (as Aubrey L. Finn)
Ronald Halicki .... creative consultant (as Ron Halicki)
Dennis Stouffer .... creative consultant
Dennis Stouffer .... security officer
Tom McMullen .... special thanks

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USA:96 min
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As with many stunts-gone-wrong in his first film, Gone in 60 Seconds (1974), director H.B. Halicki was almost killed several times in accidents during production. The worst involved a scene where Halicki, playing the lead Harlan Hollis, was driving towards one of the hit men's planes, and both collided head-on when pilot Tony Ostermeier misjudged the distance between them. One of the wings came through the car's windshield and hit Halicki, while the plane crashed behind him. Both escaped with relatively minor injuries, but the car Halicki was driving, a 1980 Cadillac El Dorado, was wrecked, as well as the plane, and both had to be replaced for filming to continue.See more »
Continuity: Freddy Cannon and the Belmonts take the stage at the James Dean festival and perform. While they are singing we see a montage of shots from the festival, including one of the Goodyear Blimp flying over the stage, on which there is now the MC and a group of people even though they can still be heard singing. A few moments later they are back on stage.See more »
Larry Bergleman:[crouched under Susan's newsdesk] Yesterday, you told me you had a dynamite story. Little did I realize that Richard Hill and Michael fox would nearly be blown to bits. Now you know something about this, don't you?
Susan Clark:Larry, I'd check my sources, but you'd never believe me.
Larry Bergleman:Yeah, okay. And I don't believe I'm doing this either.
Susan Clark:Doing what?
Larry Bergleman:Giving you this file from research. It's on recreational planes. You're on your own from here.
Susan Clark:How can I ever thank you?
Larry Bergleman:[lams the file onto the desk] Just don't do anything dumb.
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7 out of 8 people found the following review useful.
Why nobody vote for this movie. It's GREAT, 9 March 2005
Author: dome-4 from Bulgaria

yeah, thats true "The Junkman" is wonderful. This is one of the best movies with... what i talking about, it is the best movie with CARS.So men, boys also you ladies Watches this film it's horrible good!!! No really i'm not kidding, if you see it you'll never forget it. I promise. What only 67 votes SHAME OF YOU!!! And it's much better than the Dominic Sena's "Gone in sixty seconds"(2000) with Nicolas Cage. I think it's also better than the first part "Gone in 60 seconds"(1974). It's the best role of H.B. Halicki. Like you see now i'm big fan on this film, but my all family and friends love it. So what is conclusion? You must see it with you own to understand.

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