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.
A great American dream
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Did You Know?
The vehicles used in the "big crash" scene during the main chase sat in the middle of the road for a week during filming, in their on-screen positions with debris and all, with traffic cones around them to warn civilian drivers. That scene was also shot directly outside the director's personal ranch in Paso Robles, and given the close proximity, he could not be bothered to remove the cars and put them back in position everyday. See more
The Cadillac loses its right front hubcap jumping over the plane, but it is back on moments later. See more
Eccentric Pig Farmer
Farrah, I'm so proud of you. you put those county fair girls to shame. Soon as this traffic starts moving, we're going up to the top.
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 Deadline Auto Theft
The Great American Dream
Music and Lyrics by Hoyt Axton
Sung by Freddie Cannon
and the Belmonts See more