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Release Date:
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
Aspect Ratio:
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Did You Know?

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 »
Revealing mistakes: Cable holding Mexican's car in place visible while it is standing in the air.See more »
Sgt. Gullen:I know your cat died, Mr. Horowitz, but that's no reason to jump.
[telephone buzzes]
Sgt. Gullen:[to jumper] Could you hold on a minute, please?
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Movie Connections:
Edited into Cold Heat (1989)See more »


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3 out of 5 people found the following review useful.
This movie rocks. It WAS a classic, 22 May 2005
Author: John Doe ( from Australia

I bought the original a couple years back when the DVD first came out. Until a couple months ago i never knew of a sequel. Then one day i was at a discount department store on the Gold Coast when i found the original VHS copy of GONE IN 60 SECONDS PART II THE JUNKMAN. It was only $2 so i bought it. Later i found that it had been shipped up to Queensland from an old video store in Brompton South Australia. Any way, when i arrived home i chucked the movie on and watched it. I knew it was from the 80's and the styles were a bit off, but i enjoyed the movie. What else i enjoyed was the music, The fact that it was upbeat during the fast paced chase scenes and that the singers included the movie name and one of the major events that the movie was set around. The video wasn't in great condition so most of the middle to end of the movie was very fuzzy. This propelled me to go forth and find a remastered copy on DVD. Weeks later i found one and ordered it in. When it arrived i was excited, i was expecting soo much. But when i was watching it i noticed that something was removed from the original and replaced with something inferior. It was the music, the music that was written for THE JUNKMAN, gone, replaced with INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC??? So, i will rate the original 10 out of 10. But for the DVD 5 out of 10. H.B. "Tony" Halicki would be disappointed with what has become of one of his masterpieces.

Knowing this makes me wonder what the original music was like in the original GONE IN 60 SECONDS.

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