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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

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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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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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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

28 August 1982 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Gone in 60 Seconds II See more »

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Trivia

H.B. Halicki was able to convince several Californian fire-fighting agencies to appear in the film for free by claiming they could use the fiery crashes and explosions as "training exercises". See more »

Goofs

Harlan and Susan realize that his attempted killer must be someone he works with because the assassin's photograph is a new publicity shot which even Harlan hasn't seen yet. Yet during the Nevada news bulletin on his "death", the same publicity shot of him is shown, which they would never have been able to get. See more »

Quotes

Susan Clark: I just talked to the coroner. Nothing's left. The heat. He was cremated.
Bruce: [sighs] Let's go home.
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In the DVD release, the soundtrack from the original film has been completely replaced by a generic synthesizer music score. See more »

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Featured in Gone in 60 Seconds 2 (2003) See more »

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The Great American Dream
Music and Lyrics by Hoyt Axton
Sung by Freddie Cannon and the Belmonts
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As it turned out, Halicki's epitaph!
23 March 2002 | by uds3See all my reviews

Eight years on from the original, GONE IN 60 SECONDS 2: THE JUNKMAN (As it was known pretty much everywhere outside the US) was a vastly bigger budgeted exercise in fender-bending. Whilst boasting a couple of the greatest auto stunts ever filmed, including a car flying OVER a plane, the film does not have the rawness of the original that made it the unique experience in auto-wrecking it was. They even managed to get Lynda Day George and Christopher Stone on to the pay roll!

The "chase" this time sees Halicki being pursued by two hitmen and one slinky and mega-cool hitwoman with designer handguns. Much of the car crashes are obviously deliberate and lack the spontaneity of the '74 flick. However the scene wherein Halicki tosses a live grenade over his head on to the guy behind him that blasts the Chev right over Halicki's Caddy, is the one to watch for. Ive never seen better in any action movie.

Heaps of reminders of the original in terms of posters and even a premiere for GONE IN 60 SECONDS. We are even privileged to see the original "Eleanor"....the crushed and battered yellow Mach 1 from the original movie (that Halicki kept for years as his most prized possession!) It infuriated me that Nicolas Cage was permitted to use that name for his Shelby Mustang in the 2000 remake, of which the less said, the better. It could never be anything but Harlan's!

For those of you who do not know, H B Halicki died doing what he loved best in August 1989, attempting an auto stunt for a sequel to GONE IN 60 SECONDS that was never completed. Doubtless he is in his element somewhere in that great garage in the sky!


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