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Gone in 60 Seconds (1974)
The car chase scenes are about as realistic as they get.
Sure there is some editing involved, where the Mustang (Eleanor) is laid up in the shop for several days before filming can continue. And there are some boring moments, like when the Long Beach Police have Toby trapped on the sidewalk before he makes his escape but that only adds to the suspense. Or when they're out in the dirt field off the Harbor Freeway. Just keep in mind that if you are involved in a real chase, it's not going to be action packed at every turn, especially if it's going to last 40 minutes. Remember how boring O. J. Simpson's chase was on the San Diego Freeway.
I met Toby at a swap meet in the mid 1970's and he invited me on a tour of his place, which was just across the street. It was his salvage yard, where he kept all of his collector cars stored in a Knotts Berry Farm like atmoshere. He kept a Stutz parked on the carpet in his office. He had Rolls Royces flanked by Ferraris. He had old Cadillacs and Thunderbirds but his favorites seem to be his collection of Masseratti-Citroens. He had about ninety cars all together. Eleanor was also there, sitting in a garage all banged up. For the stunts, he had her reinforced with tubular framing inside the passenger area.
Getting back to the movie, sure it had bad acting, bad dialog, poor soundtrack but it makes up for all of that in the end. Toby, as his close friends called him, was a very interesting man and has to be regarded as one of the geniuses of independent film making. I'm sure he is missed dearly.