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  • The 20 best car chases in movie history

    According to the Times of London

    http://entertainment.timesonline.co.uk/ ... 199765.ece

  • #2
    1, 3, and 4 are right on - my faves, in that order. Their #2 isn't in my top 10.

    edit - oh I see it (2) is the original version - don't remember it at all.

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    • #3
      Bourne Supremacy has the best car chase I've ever seen. Vantage Point also had a decent one.
      If you're ever walking down the beach and you see a girl dressed in a bikini made out of seashells, and you pick her up and hold her to your ear, you can hear her scream.

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      • #4
        What makes for a great car chase? Clearly, many of them are unbelievable. I enjoyed the one from "The Rock" and the hummer.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by EPelle
          What makes for a great car chase?
          Any involving the LA river channel. Two of my favs made the list(To Live and Die In LA, The Italian Job), one didn't(Terminator 2). Perhaps Terminator 2 was left off because it wasn't really a car chase in the riverbed, but a motorcycle and a semi :shock:
          There are no strings on me

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          • #6
            T2 is No. 9.

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            • #7
              Do not forget OJ and the white Bronco chase. The true American story went all the way to Las Vegas to get to the conclusion.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by gh
                T2 is No. 9.
                Oops, missed it. Thanks. Clean sweep for me then!
                There are no strings on me

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                • #9
                  To Live & Die in LA is def. my number one (Bullitt is way overrated), with T2 next. Have never seen Italian Job.

                  I'd suggest that T3 also belongs on the list, what with all the robot-controlled police cars chasing the hero, and the villain in the huge crane with Arnold hanging from the boom and ripping buildings apart, etc., etc.

                  Glad to see that they remembered the obscure Freebie & The Bean. The best part of that, as I remember it many years later, is the end of the chase where Caan and Arkin go off The Embarcadero (elevated freeway in San Francisco that no longer exists) and plow through an apartment building and end up in the bedroom with an elderly couple in bed. Caan says, "can I borrow your phone?" (pre-cell days), calls dispatch and says, "Please send a tow truck to.. what's your address?... 365 Sansome." Then a pause for effect and he says, "sixth floor."

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by gh
                    Bullitt is way overrated
                    Or not . . .

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by bad hammy
                      Originally posted by gh
                      Bullitt is way overrated
                      Or not . . .
                      Agree - I remember feeling my stomache in my throat when he ramps the hills.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by gh
                        To Live & Die in LA is def. my number one...

                        Watch the guy getting out of the truck at 7:20 lol.

                        http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rZ_39lxlDAg
                        There are no strings on me

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                        • #13
                          Re: Italian Job
                          Originally posted by Marlow
                          don't remember it at all.
                          Really? I remember it well, it is a classic but I can't compare to the remake since I have not seen it. (look up Turin Car Chase you know where)

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                          • #14
                            The director's commentaries on the dvds for The French Connection and Ronin are fascinating. In Ronin they really are going that fast with the actors in the cars. And in FC, Friedkin had no city approval, just a few cop friends of Eddie Egan to stop traffic. Amazing no one got killed.

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                            • #15
                              Has anyone mentioned a cult classic, " Thunder Road " ? Gotta love it when Mitchum pops between the 2 police cars.

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