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.
The chase thriller of the 80s
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Did You Know?
The interior shot of Black Bird used when her car falls off a cliff is actually a shot of actress Rita Rickard accidentally turning the car over. See more
There are several inconsistencies with the newspaper articles shown during the "awards ceremony" video on Harlan's background. The shot of "The Hollywood Reporter" gives a 1982 date (when the scene was shot), when it talks about Harlan's first movie which was supposedly made years earlier. The next headline gives the year as 1977. Once Harlan's wife Helen is killed, and the headlines change to those covering her death, the year is suddenly 1976, yet she dies after the events of the first two stories. The next article, which deals with Harlan's second film, gives the year as 1977, but the next (also about his second movie), has the year as 1982 again (in "The Hollywood Reporter"). The next article shows 1980, then goes back to 1979, before finally returning to 1982 for the Pontiac Firebird commercial, despite all of this supposedly occurring in chronological order. Furthermore, none of the articles match the headlines about Harlan/Helen, and all talk of completely unrelated stories. See more
[on the roof of the Cinerama Dome
Okay, let's have some answers, Michael!
[points to crowd of on-lookers below
See all of that? Huh? That's me, I did it! Now you make movies, that's all. The reason you're successful is because of me! I created the image! I'm the reason that those films are box-office smashes, but you've got it all right in the palm of your hand. You and Richard. Well, now it's my turn, and I want it all! You gonna have to use that thing, Harlan.
[throws gun aside
The original 1984 UK/Australian VHS releases from VTC and K-Tel Home Video are cut of various minor shots/scenes by one minute. Included are the assassins arriving at the warehouse for their briefing, Susan Clark interviewing Tom McMullen at the James Dean Festival, Harlan driving past a hot-rod that is laying on its side, cars pulling up to help the shot policeman, dialogue with the French car club, and some words from Harlan to Richard before the Bricklin heist. See more
Edited into Cold Heat
Joy to the World
Music and Lyrics by Hoyt Axton
Sung by Hoyt Axton See more