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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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Storyline

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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Taglines:

The chase thriller of the 80s See more »

Genres:

Action | Comedy | Crime | Drama

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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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 »

Company Credits

Production Co:

H.B. Halicki Mercantile 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 movie took two years to make. See more »

Goofs

The patrol car following Donna (which later totals her Datsun) initially has its headlights and hazards on. When we next see it, both are off. See more »

Quotes

Jack: The story here in the "Herald Examiner" says that Harlan was a nice guy.
Bruce: Hmph, well I guess you can't believe everything you read nowdays!
Harlan Hollis: Thanks, guys.
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Alternate Versions

Also missing from the DVD release is a line of dialog from the second female police dispatcher, spoken over the shot of the pile-up taken from the helicopter during the main chase. She says, "Attention all units. CHP aircraft airborne from Kings City, ETA twenty-two minutes. Units from the cities of Paso Robles, Atascadero and San Luis Obispo are assisting. CHP units are also responding from Bradley, San Lucas, San Miguel, Tempelton and Blackwell's Park." See more »

Connections

Edited into Deadline Auto Theft (1983) See more »

Soundtracks

The Great American Dream
Music and Lyrics by Hoyt Axton
Sung by Freddie Cannon and the Belmonts
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Why nobody vote for this movie. It's GREAT
9 March 2005 | by dome-4See all my reviews

yeah, thats true "The Junkman" is wonderful. This is one of the best movies with... what i talking about, it is the best movie with CARS.So men, boys also you ladies Watches this film it's horrible good!!! No really i'm not kidding, if you see it you'll never forget it. I promise. What only 67 votes SHAME OF YOU!!! And it's much better than the Dominic Sena's "Gone in sixty seconds"(2000) with Nicolas Cage. I think it's also better than the first part "Gone in 60 seconds"(1974). It's the best role of H.B. Halicki. Like you see now i'm big fan on this film, but my all family and friends love it. So what is conclusion? You must see it with you own to understand.


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