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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Harlan B. Hollis
... Michael Fox
Susan Shaw ... Susan Clark
... Arthur Wheeler
Bruce Cameron ... Bruce
Jack Vacek ... Jack
... Larry Bergleman
Kelly Busia ... Kelly Hollis
Richard L. Muse ... Richard Harris Hill
Freddy Cannon ... Himself
Sharon McCreedy ... Richard's secretary
... Festival News Reporter
Dennis Stouffer ... Dennis (security man)
Judi Gibbs ... Christine
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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The news reporter speaking during the bulletin of Harlan's death calls herself Morgan Lofting - this is the name of the actress who plays the second female police dispatcher during the film's main chase, and who indeed also provides the voiceover for the bulletin. See more »

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Cable holding Mexican's car in place visible while it is standing in the air. See more »

Quotes

[after Harlan is presumed dead]
Harlan Hollis: Hiya, Hoyt.
Hoyt: Oh, hi, Harlan. HARLAN? Sonova gun, man! I heard you were dead!
Harlan Hollis: They can't kill me!
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Follows Gone in 60 Seconds (1974) See more »

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The Great American Dream
Music and Lyrics by Hoyt Axton
Sung by Freddy Cannon and the Belmonts
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Great Car Chases but Mediocre Acting
8 January 2008 | by See all my reviews

This truly is one of the best car chase movies I've seen! It is comparable to Bullit, Ronin, Gone in 60 Seconds, etc. It is a classic combination of guns, explosives, & high speed car chases (and crashes!). While it is a lesser-known title than the others in its genre, the movie is action-packed from almost the very beginning through to the end. Additionally, this is the only movie I've seen wherein the main character is chased in a Cadillac Eldorado. Whether intentional or not, I found it somewhat ironic that the three cars involved in the main chase scene in the movie were each one from the Big 3 U.S. auto manufacturers. There's a GM, Ford, & Chrysler vehicle; I guess H. B. Halicki wanted to give equal recognition to each of the Big 3. In my opinion, the only reason it is not a perfect 10 is due to the mediocre acting and the distracting and sometimes annoying sub-plot. However, this still is a must-see for the car chase fanatic!


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