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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.


H.B. Halicki


H.B. Halicki




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 ... Self (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


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 chase thriller of the 80s See more »


Action | Comedy | Crime | Drama


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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]
Harlan Hollis: [holding gun] Okay, let's have some answers, Michael!
Michael Fox: [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.
Harlan Hollis: [throws gun aside] I ...
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Alternate Versions

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 (1989) See more »


Joy to the World
Music and Lyrics by Hoyt Axton
Sung by Hoyt Axton
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User Reviews

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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Release Date:

28 August 1982 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Gone in 60 Seconds II See more »

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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

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

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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