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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 / 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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The movie took two years to make.See more »
Revealing mistakes: The cars Harlan drives across in the parking lot in the Corvette are obviously purposely set-up for the stunt. They are parked side-by-side without any space between them.See more »
[after Harlan is presumed dead]
Harlan Hollis:Hiya, Hoyt.
Hoyt:Oh, hi, Harlan. HARLAN? Sonova gun, man! I heard you were dead!
Harlan Hollis:They can't kill me!
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8 out of 9 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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