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Arun Rao <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> Ok, here's an obscure one. There was a mid-seventies movie
> called "Fear Is the Key" (based on an Alistair Maclean book)
> which had a really *cool* car chase right in the beginning:
> a red Mustang chased by police cars, I believe.
With apologies to all, BZZZZZZTTTTTTT!! Arun, you ahve a good memory
- but the car was a red Ford Torino. The star was Barry Newman, who
had recently starred in the TV series "Petrocelli", I believe - it
was a lawyer series. I agree, this is a GREAT chase sequence, which
ends with him jumping the car onto a departing ferry, which clearly
bends the unibody just in back of the front mounting points - the
whole car goes into a V right in front of the doors...just clears the
ground by an inch or two.
PLEASE, friends - if you only read ONE Alistair Maclean book, I
recommend "Fear is the Key" or "Night Without End". Those two are
absolutely superb, and you cannot figure out what is going on with
the hero until the last 25% or les of the book. They are wonderful
reading, but very intense!
Our list-friend treilley_at_BANKMARK@conseco.com (treilley) wrote:
> I know this is off the subject but it is a chase. The Glastron boat
> chase in one of older bond films that was filmed down south somewhere.
> They actually set the world record for the longest boat jump when
> they jump over a road(and bufords chevy!).
Don't know whether it was a record, but the love was "Live and Let
Die". That boat chase was a good one. (Although I must admit the
360 degree rotation jump from one broken bridge segment to another in
a Bond movie made my jaw drop. It even had a note in the credits for
the computer workup to calculate the jump! don't remember whether
this was in thesame movie.)
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