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The Last Chase (1981)

In a future United States, the only transport available to an individual is public transportation. Predicated on an assertion that "the oil has run out", an increasingly totalitarian ... See full summary »

Director:

Martyn Burke

Writers:

Christopher Crowe (screenplay by) (as C.R. O'Christopher), Roy Moore (screenplay by) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Lee Majors ... Franklyn Hart
Burgess Meredith ... Captain J.G. Williams
Chris Makepeace ... Ring
Alexandra Stewart ... Eudora
Diane D'Aquila Diane D'Aquila ... Santana
George Touliatos ... Hawkins
Harvey Atkin ... Jud
Ben Gordon Ben Gordon ... Morely
Hugh Webster Hugh Webster ... Fetch
Deborah Burgess Deborah Burgess ... Miss Rawlston
Trudy Young Trudy Young ... Mrs. Hart
Moses Znaimer Moses Znaimer ... Reporter
Doug Lennox ... Captain
Paul Amato ... Soldier at Roadblock
Warren Van Evera Warren Van Evera ... New York Cop (as Warren Van Evra)
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Storyline

In a future United States, the only transport available to an individual is public transportation. Predicated on an assertion that "the oil has run out", an increasingly totalitarian central government has ordered all personal vehicles be impounded by law. One man, a former race car driver, yearns again for his ability to choose his own roads and destiny. He reassembles his race car hidden from confiscation, and sets out for "Free California" which has broken away from the new regime, aided by a young technically savvy teen who feels alienated from this "social" society. Agents of the new government must stop this man at any cost to destroy the symbology he represents, and the instability that such a desire for personal autonomy could mean to the society. An old Korean War veteran and his F-86 Sabre jet are called into service to chase down this dangerous man, and end his flouting of the will of the state. In the words of one of the government agents, "People going where they want to,... Written by AGC

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The oil finally ran out... and somewhere in the future, the chase has begun. See more »


Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »
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Country:

Canada | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 April 1981 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Última Perseguição See more »

Filming Locations:

Tucson, Arizona, USA See more »

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Budget:

$4,900,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Chris Makepeace (Ring) and Harvey Atkin (Jud) appeared in Meatballs (1979). See more »

Goofs

While Capt. J.G. Williams flies his kite on the rooftop traffic noise is heard quite clearly in a world with no cars. See more »

Quotes

Hawkins: What do you see there, Captain?
Captain J.G. Williams: I see a car and two people. Wow! Look at that... son of a bitch!
Hawkins: Much more than a car and two men.
Captain J.G. Williams: Well, that's all I can see.
Hawkins: This man's dangerous. This little joyride he's on is undermining the entire balance of this country.
Captain J.G. Williams: Sir, this is just one car... I mean, a little exhaust isn't going to upset the whole balance of the universe.
Hawkins: You are missing the metaphor.
Captain J.G. Williams: There's a meta-who?
Hawkins: I am talking about our entire way of life, Captain. We live in a society that ...
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Connections

Featured in Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Last Chase (1989) See more »

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Steve Austin and exploding cactii: need I say more?
22 June 1999 | by leaf71See all my reviews

Seeing a movie like this gives me a feeling deep in my bowels that someday, I might become an action movie hero. This is an incredibly horrifying movie about the future that could be. I was compelled to watch this movie from front to end, hoping that somehow this movie could get cheesier, and my wishes came true. It is great to know that once an incredibly bad movie gets worse, that it comes out on top again as an entertaining vision of our fears as they were in the early-Eighties.


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