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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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More of a follow-up than a sequel, but still fun. See more (13 total) »


  (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 / Cap. Gibbs / Rev. Jim Beam (voice)
George Barris ... Himself
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
The Belmonts ... Themselves
Phil Boroff ... Sgt. Gullen
Donald Cadoo ... Richard's Attorney
Lilyan Chauvin ... French Reporter
Maureen Coddington ... Police Dispatcher #1 / Queen Mary Pursuit Dispatcher (voice)
Roger Etienne ... French Touring Club President
Aubrey Finn ... Richard's Attorney
Emily Fladland ... Chevrolet Citation Lady
Gayle Gannes ... Donna
Ed Gomez ... Richard's Attorney
John Halicki ... Man in horse carriage
Ronald Halicki ... Eccentric Pig Farmer
Gerson Horn ... Richard's Attorney
Tracy Hutchinson ... Karen
Gary Jensen ... Player
Warner E. Leighton ... Himself
Morgan Lofting ... Police Dispatcher #2
Dave Logue ... Magnum
Vern Mathison ... Himself / Paso Robles Police Chief
Tom McMullen ... Himself
Nick Nickolary ... Himself / Goodyear Blimp Skipper
Tony Ostermeier ... Cover Two
Rita Rickard ... Blackbird
Bernie Schwartz ... Himself / Paso Robles Mayor

Jewel Shepard ... Gloria
Kopi Sotiropulos ... Frank Spyros
E. Tripke ... Himself / CHP Officer (as Ernie Tripke)
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

Steve Dargan ... Ambulance Paramedic (uncredited)
Jerry Daugirda ... Chevrolet Camaro Highway Patrolman (Corvette Chase) (uncredited)
Larry Dunn ... Plymouth Satellite Police Officer (Corvette Chase) (uncredited)
Chip Giannettino ... Roadblock Policeman with Binoculars (uncredited)
Pat Hartigan ... Lt. Reed (uncredited)
Joseph Nicoletti ... Songwriter Record producer (uncredited)
Gregory W. Slane ... Himself / Deputy Sheriff (uncredited)
Butch Stockton ... Dodge Monaco Highway Patrolman (Datsun Crash) (uncredited)
Thomas Syslo ... Dodge Charger Driver (uncredited)
Lillian Vacek ... Lillian (uncredited)
P.J. Webb ... Herself (uncredited)
Clay Wright ... Helicopter Pilot (uncredited)

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
Wilfred Pioch .... special effects
Phil Van Houten .... 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
Shem Lemone .... still photographer
J. Michael Popovich .... assistant camera
Josh Rich .... assistant camera
Ron Sawade .... camera operator
Steve Sealy .... still photographer
Dominic Sena .... camera operator
Thomas Syslo .... camera operator (as Tom Syslo)
Jack Vacek .... camera operator
Editorial Department
P.J. Webb .... assistant editor
Transportation Department
Jim Csiszer .... transportation captain
Other crew
Lorra Lea Bartlett .... script supervisor
Doug Bourhenne .... carpenter
Garland Brown .... firearms advisor
Bruce Cameron .... creative consultant
Maureen Coddington .... assistant to the producer
Jerry Daugirda .... mechanic
Joe Dinmore .... carriage person
Tony Divita .... mechanic
Rea Downing .... mechanic
Rafael Espinoza .... custom paint
Jeff Finley .... firearms advisor
Aubrey Finn .... production attorney (as Aubrey L. Finn)
Bud Halicki .... creative consultant
Ronald Halicki .... creative consultant (as Ron Halicki)
Eb Jensen .... carpenter
John Olsen .... carpenter (as Johnny Olson)
Butch Stockton .... production company pilot
Dennis Stouffer .... creative consultant
Dennis Stouffer .... security officer
Brent Taylor .... custom paint
John Vacek Sr. .... carpenter
Phil Van Houten .... carpenter
Lorens Foard .... special thanks
Richard H. McHale .... special thanks
Tom McMullen .... special thanks

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USA:96 min
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Did You Know?

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 »
Revealing mistakes: At the end of the first chase sequence, when the Bricklin jumps over the police cars, the end of the ramp it takes off from is visible.See more »
Susan Clark:Well, is this Union Road?
Bruce:Who cares, it's paved! Which way?
[Jack points right]
Susan Clark:Left.
Bruce;Vacek, Jack:[groaning] Right...
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1 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
More of a follow-up than a sequel, but still fun., 28 January 1999
Author: Jason C. Atwood from Suffolk, Virginia

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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