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Runaway Car (1997)

TV Movie  -   -  Action | Adventure | Comedy  -  21 January 1997 (USA)
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A nurse apprentice, who had a bad day at work, meets a computer programmer at a car garage. The man is urged to go somewhere, but his car is not ready yet, so the nurse offers him a ride. ... See full summary »

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Ed Lautner
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Jenny Todd
Brian Hooks ...
Dexter 'Dex' Strang
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Wally Baird
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Captain Jim Louben
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Capt. Doug Carsten
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Officer Isaiah 'Beau' Beaufort
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Ray, Radio Guy
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Lieutenant
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Jenny's Mother
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Shari Todd
Bill Dunnam ...
Warehouseman
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911 Dispatcher
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Pack
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A nurse apprentice, who had a bad day at work, meets a computer programmer at a car garage. The man is urged to go somewhere, but his car is not ready yet, so the nurse offers him a ride. Before leaving the man, they pick up the nurse's baby nephew. Once on the street, they almost run over a young man. Not knowing if he is hurt, they pick up the man too. But the worst luck begins when the car brakes break down. Written by Michel Rudoy <mdrc@hp9000a1.uam.mx>

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When the policeman is repeatedly listening to a fragment of the recorded conversation with Jenny, it is evident (from observing the reel) that the tape is rewound more than it is played back, even though the very same fragment is heard on each playback. See more »

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Dexter 'Dex' Strang: [Jenny presses on the gas, and the car takes off] Woah, yeah! Ha ha, step on it!
Dexter 'Dex' Strang: [a Police car pulls up behind them] Uh Oh, the long arm of the law!
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Perhaps the best car-trouble related action movie ever!
30 August 2001 | by (chico ca) – See all my reviews

Look, although we don't like to admit it, we've all have to suppress our fears concerning the extreme likelihood of experiencing the events that take place in this movie. You know: you get into your car and you immediately start thinking,"Gosh, I hope today isn't the day that my accelerator sticks at a comfortable cruising speed of 55 mph, all four door latches break in the locked position, both my main and emergency brake fail, my ignition switch can't be turned off, and I've got a full tank of gas; all simultaneously." Fortunately, for most of us, our Thorazine kicks-in before we actually decide that it's a bad idea to be driving a car. Not so for the makers of the harrowing, white-knuckle, edge-of-your-seat (if only in preparation to leave the room) action juggernaut, "Runaway Car" But they go ahead and drive anyway!

I am endlessly pleased to have found (thanks to the imdb) that this movie is real, and that I didn't merely dream it.

This movie is, at the very least, one of the fantastic sights you will see on your journey to find the El Dorado of Very Bad Cinema.

I highly recommend it.


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