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The Junkman (1982)

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.

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H.B. Halicki

Writer:

H.B. Halicki
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
H.B. Halicki ... Harlan B. Hollis
Christopher Stone ... Michael Fox
Susan Shaw Susan Shaw ... Susan Clark
Lang Jeffries ... Arthur Wheeler
Bruce Cameron Bruce Cameron ... Bruce
Jack Vacek Jack Vacek ... Jack
Dan Grimaldi ... Larry Bergleman
Kelly Busia Kelly Busia ... Kelly Hollis
Richard L. Muse Richard L. Muse ... Richard Harris Hill
Freddie Cannon Freddie Cannon ... Himself (as Freddy Cannon)
Sharon McCreedy Sharon McCreedy ... Richard's secretary
Lynda Day George ... Festival News Reporter
Dennis Stouffer Dennis Stouffer ... Dennis (security man)
Judi Gibbs Judi Gibbs ... Christine
Brian LaBonge Brian LaBonge ... Brian
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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.

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A great American dream See more »

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Action | Comedy | Crime | Drama

Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

28 August 1982 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Gone in 60 Seconds II See more »

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Mono | Dolby (DVD re-release)| DTS (DVD re-release)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The copy of "The Hollywood Reporter" which is sitting in front of the VCR that the "killer" uses to watch the footage of Harlan's life has a smaller story visible on the top right of the front page - "Warner Leighton named Editor of the Year", in reference to the film's editor Warner E. Leighton. See more »

Goofs

Shadow of camera truck on the road in front of Pig Man's Mercedes before he crashes. See more »

Quotes

Sgt. Gullen: I know your cat died, Mr. Horowitz, but that's no reason to jump.
[telephone buzzes]
Sgt. Gullen: [to jumper] Could you hold on a minute, please?
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Alternate Versions

DVD versions omits Bruce saying, "Jesus!" after stating, "Jack?" when Harlan side-swipes the news cruiser head-on during the main chase. When Bruce swerves into the median, all of their lines are also missing, which include Susan declaring, "It looked like Harlan! Follow him! Step on it, Bruce!", and Bruce quickly replying, "Okay, okay!" See more »

Connections

References Rebel Without a Cause (1955) See more »

Soundtracks

The Great American Dream
Music and Lyrics by Hoyt Axton
Sung by Freddie Cannon and the Belmonts
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User Reviews

 
One of the coolest carcrash flicks ever
15 December 2005 | by FalconGTSee all my reviews

Everybody who loves cars and action will eat this movie. It's even something like an autobiography of H. B. Halicki. The hole lifestory of Harlen Hollis we see is much the same as Halickis own. When you think that Jackie Chan is a tough guy doing all stunts himself, than watch this movie and Gone in 60 second and see how crazy Mr. Halicki is. H. B. did everything himself, even the scenes where stuntpeople said that it is to dangerous. When you see this film from the special edition DVD, and you know the original soundtrack from Hoyt Axton, you may get a little disappointed, because it has been changed to lifeless synthesiser music.


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