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Old June 23rd, 2003, 04:29 PM   #1
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The Best Car Chase Ever

Everybody has opinions. So here's mine: I have watched and scrutinized Bullitt, The French Connection and The Seven Ups so many times I've lost count. Bill Hickman, the stunt driver/coordinator for all three films also plays roles in all three films. Obviously, his screen characters drive cars as well and he's easily identifiable: He looks like a badass. He played the assassin in Bullitt, FBI Agent Mulderig in the French Connection and the kidnapper in The Seven Ups. I've concluded that the best chase in all three movies takes place in the Seven Ups. The speeds attained on those New York City streets was the real deal. You can tell, the cameraman did not undercrank. Also, it took Hickman incredible guts to drive a full sized black Oldsmobile 4-door as fast as he did. If you look at the rocker panels of the 4 door Olds and two door Pontiac Apollo (driven by Roy Scheider's character), you can see they somehow beefed up the undercarriage with two cross braces. Truly scrutinize the three chases and you will see that the Seven Ups is truly the best chase. Also, if you dare to compare, the Bullitt and Seven Ups chases are almost identical! I'm interested in quality feedback on my opinion. Thanks!
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Old June 23rd, 2003, 05:04 PM   #2
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The way the chase in The Seven-Ups ended jolted me out of my seat.
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Old June 23rd, 2003, 05:40 PM   #3
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It would be hard to take issue with that choice. My personal favorite, however, remains The French Connection. It was unique (car chasing an el train) and shot/cut in such a way that it kept me from blinking for many viewings.
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Old June 23rd, 2003, 06:09 PM   #4
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We did this thread last month. (To the day, in fact.)
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Old June 23rd, 2003, 09:14 PM   #5
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Your attention to detail is so on! I'll have to watch those movies again and pay attention better.
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Old June 24th, 2003, 08:26 AM   #6
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to live and die in LA. looks at speed to me anyways.
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Old June 29th, 2003, 05:04 PM   #7
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Uh... helloo.... VANISHING POINT....
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Old June 30th, 2003, 08:29 AM   #8
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Has anybody seen that Peter Yates movie, Robbery, shot in England in the 1960s? Allegedly, he was hand picked by McQueen to direct Bullitt because of his finesse with the car chase in The Robbery. I haven't seen The Robbery but would rent it on recommendation from somebody here.
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Old June 30th, 2003, 10:46 AM   #9
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Vanishing Point just had the best car ever used in a chase!
Mopar forever!
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Old June 30th, 2003, 11:00 AM   #10
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Well, really, the only good thing about Mopar is their police packages from the 1960s through 1973. Otherwise, Fords in the movies rule.
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Old July 1st, 2003, 12:44 AM   #11
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<<<-- Originally posted by Hugh DiMauro : Well, really, the only good thing about Mopar is their police packages from the 1960s through 1973. Otherwise, Fords in the movies rule. -->>>

WHAAAT???? WHY I'LL KI.... Oh, you said "in the movies", heh heh, my mistake. A ficticious hollywood world is the only place Ford's rule... :)

Say Hemi....
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Old July 1st, 2003, 07:03 AM   #12
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Don't tell me you can't remember how cool the Ford Fairlanes looked in the 1960s TV series The FBI or the original Dragnet. How about the 1972 Galaxie 500 driven by Burt Reynolds in White Lightning? A damned 4-door police package with a four speed on the floor (although they used two or three Galaxies in that movie and you can catch the flubs where in one scene it's a floor shifter and in the very next shot its an automatic). Anyhow, when I mouth the words "Hemi" the only thing that comes out is "Hemi-roid". But, in all fairness, the Plymouth Fury in the early 70s did rock. And yes, the PLymouths and Dodges used in Walking Tall looked great. So, I will say that Mopar is a close second to Ford, especially in the movies. I just think the Fords are more "filmic".
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Old July 1st, 2003, 08:01 AM   #13
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As an off-topic point of nostalgia, I learned how to drive in a two-door '64 Ford Fairlane Custom 500, with all the rare options such as seat belts and back-up lights. 289 V8. Now that was a great car!
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Those hemis are great for street racing, eh Dylan? hehehe

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the closet i ever got to a Hemi was my 73 charger with a 383! close enuff for a young 17 year old back in 1980. now, to my shame i have one 318 and 2 /6s. one day there will be big block mopar in my garage again!
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