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H.B. Halicki (writer)
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Release Date:
28 October 1983 (USA) See more »
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After the attempted theft of his daughter's husband's car, LAPD Captain Gibbs declares war on master car thief Maindrian Pace... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

  (in credits order)
H.B. Halicki ... Maindrian Pace

Hoyt Axton ... Captain Gibbs
Marion Busia ... Pumpkin Chase
Jerry Daugirda ... Eugene Chase
George Cole ... Atlee Jackson
Lang Jeffries ... Lt. Arthur
Dan Grimaldi ... Carl
Judi Gibbs ... Herself
Pat Hartigan ... Lt. Reed
Butch Stockton ... 1-Baker-11 Detective (Driver)
Phil Woods ... 1-Baker-11 Detective (Passenger)
James McIntyre ... Stanley Chase
Ronald Halicki ... Corlis Pace
Markos Kotsikos ... Uncle Joe Chase
Maureen Coddington ... Officer DuPree
Jack Vacek ... Merle / WK90 Officer (voice)
Bruce Cameron ... Farley
Sharon McCreedy ... Helicopter Pilot
Hal McClain ... Himself / KFOX Host
Jonathan E. Fricke ... Himself / KFOX Interviewer
Sak Yamamoto ... Himself / City of Carson Mayor
J.C. Agajanian Jr. ... Light Blue Unmarked Detective
Garland Brown ... Policeman
Dennis Stouffer ... Detective at Rosecrans Carwash
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
George Barris ... Himself
Edward Booker ... Lowrider
Kelly Busia ... By-stander
Anthony Cole ... Lowrider
Mark Cole ... Lowrider
Michael Cole ... Lowrider
Joe Halicki
Rudy Halicki ... By-stander
John Olsen ... Detective Olsen
Tony Ostermeier ... Pontiac Grand Prix Detective - Driver
William Pounds ... Ambulance Patient (as Dr. William Pounds)
Cindy Reynolds ... Queen Mary Waitress
Don Simmons ... Lowrider
Ron Simmons ... Lowrider
Thomas Syslo ... Pontiac LeMans Detective - Passenger
Clay Wright ... Helicopter Thief
Frank Zeigon ... Phil Zeigon
Edward Abrahms ... Harold Blight Smith (uncredited)
Wally Burr ... Male Police Dispatcher (uncredited)
Jack Popejoy ... Himself / KIIS Announcer (uncredited)
Bud Wackeen ... Himself (uncredited)
Bunny Walsh ... Long Beach Female Dispatcher (uncredited)

Terence H. Winkless ... Lyle Waggoner's Car Cleaner (uncredited)
Christine Wright ... Herself / Ronald Moran Cadillac Receptionist (uncredited)

Directed by
H.B. Halicki 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
H.B. Halicki  writer

Produced by
H.B. Halicki .... producer
 
Original Music by
Eb Jensen 
Jim Jensen 
Philip Kachaturian 
 
Cinematography by
Tony Syslo 
Jack Vacek 
 
Film Editing by
Warner E. Leighton 
 
Makeup Department
Maureen Coddington .... makeup artist
Nancy Halicki .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Chip Giannettino .... production supervisor
Steve Peterson .... unit manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Terence H. Winkless .... assistant director
 
Sound Department
Mike Brennan .... sound
Joe Sandusky .... sound effects editor
P.J. Webb .... sound effects editor
Chip Yaras .... sound effects editor
 
Special Effects by
Jerry Daugirda .... special effects
Tony Ostermeier .... special effects
 
Stunts
Ed Autry .... stunt driver
James Autry .... stunt driver
Garland Brown .... stunts
Maureen Coddington .... stunt driver
Marilyn Collins .... stunts
James Csiszer .... stunts
Jerry Daugirda .... stunts
Tony Divita .... stunts
Rea Downing .... stunts
Phil Edmundson .... stunt driver
Jim Gastelum .... stunt driver
Chip Giannettino .... stunts
Joe Greenwood .... stunt driver
H.B. Halicki .... stunt coordinator
Ronald Halicki .... stunts
Ed Hand .... stunt driver
Eb Jensen .... stunts
Greg Lawrence .... stunt driver
Shea Lemone .... stunts
Jim O'Donnell .... stunts
John Olsen .... stunts
Paul Onofrey .... stunts
Tony Ostermeier .... stunts
Hal Oxenrider .... stunt driver
Eddie Paul .... stunts
Henry Phillips .... stunt driver
Butch Stockton .... stunt driver
Dennis Stouffer .... stunts
Phil Van Houten .... stunts
Bob Walker .... stunt driver
Phil Woods .... stunt driver
Tim Zumwalt .... stunt driver
Tom Zumwalt .... stunt driver
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Chip Giannettino .... still photographer
Scott Lloyd-Davies .... camera operator
Bill Lucas .... camera operator
Douglas Olivares .... camera operator
Thomas Syslo .... assistant camera (as Tom Syslo)
Thomas Syslo .... camera operator (as Tom Syslo)
David Tarling .... still photographer
 
Editorial Department
P.J. Webb .... assistant editor
 
Other crew
Lorra Lea Bartlett .... script supervisor
Chip Giannettino .... publicist
Kristi Gimenez .... script supervisor
Butch Stockton .... pilot: 1-Baker-11
Dennis Stouffer .... creative consultant
Phil Woods .... co-pilot: 1-Baker-11
 
Thanks
George Barris .... special thanks
Daniel C. Butler .... special thanks
Jack Popejoy .... special thanks
Bud Wackeen .... special thanks
Lyle Waggoner .... special thanks
Sak Yamamoto .... special thanks
 

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USA:98 min
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When viewed after director H.B. Halicki's second movie, The Junkman (1982), this film becomes an interesting piece of meta-fiction. Most of the movie is a shortened version of Halicki's first film, Gone in 60 Seconds (1974), with a new, lengthy opening sequence and various other new scenes which create a new subplot surrounding Hoyt Axton and the LAPD Auto-Theft Division. In The Junkman (1982), Gone in 60 Seconds (1974) is presented as a fictional film in post-production - this movie's new opening sequence is partially seen being shot in The Junkman (1982), during which Christopher Stone's character comments that Halicki (himself playing a fictional director) was "not excited" by the first three minutes of the original film (train crash investigation), and is therefore filming an entirely new sequence. As such, this film is the result of what is seen being shot in The Junkman (1982), and thus takes place in a different universe. In reality, Halicki sought to improve upon the original Gone in 60 Seconds (1974) by re-releasing it with these new scenes, which are far more extravagant and costly than what was originally shot. Without the different title, it could almost be seen as a "director's cut" of the original movie.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: Position of Bricklin among other vehicles in the impound yard, when Captain Gibbs reprimands his men.See more »
Movie Connections:
Edited from The Junkman (1982)See more »

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2 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
Not very often do you get someone to rip-off their own film, 15 September 2006
Author: BroadswordCallinDannyBoy from Boston, MA

This is basically the cult classic 'Gone in 60 Seconds' with some added plot and few a few extra heaps of twisted metal.

H.B. Halicki wanted to improve upon his initial successful film, so in conjunction while shooting the sequel 'The Junkman' he squeezed in some time to shoot the few extra scenes seen here. The result is pretty worthless. Like many camp classics, it is not plot or aesthetic quality that makes them good. It is the tongue-in-cheek nature that makes them fun romps. Can you imagine 'The Evil Dead' being "improved" upon? Sounds stupid to even consider, though Sam Raimi is trying to get a remake off the ground. However, he is pretty much starting from scratch with that, while here you have the same film with scenes added years later. The differences between these scenes are so apparent that it becomes ridiculous. Styles of clothes and even the condition of the old and new shots is so inconsistent that you'll be thinking an ape edited the film.

What is even more disappointing that the "additions" don't add anything. They merely stretch out a film which goes against the whole point of good editing where you trim for good pacing. Also, the new chase scene in the beginning is highly mediocre and the climatic chase from the original is here untouched so by the time you get past the middle of the film you've seen it all before. The funny thing is H.B. Halicki's widow introduces the film as if it were a totally new movie on the DVD introduction.

So only watch this if you want to see the famous 40 minute chase scene and cannot get the original in your hands. Or if you want to see an overblown array of car crashing that is the only thing that H.B Halicki managed to shoot for yet another chase film , but was killed in a stunt accident. That comes as a special feature on the DVD. But it is really nothing special and gets well beyond the line of ridiculousness with its slow motion, ever mounting metallic carnage. That essentially amounts to this film being waste of time. 2/10

Rated PG for metal crunching mayhem

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