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Name a movie with some type of automotive theme.

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My favorite!

My favorite: From 1977 Love and the Midnight Auto Supply

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1. I know my Dad who met.
2. Steve Polakof, who
3. Directed Michael Parks in "Love and the Midnight Auto Supply" who
4. Played in "The Happening" with Anthony Quinn who
5. Played in "Theives Fall Out" with Eddie Albert who
6. Played in "The Big Picture" with Kevin Bacon.
 

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Wasn't really the theme, but had some great driving and fast cars: "Thunder Road". Robert Mitchum running "Moonshine". Yeah I know, shows my age!
 

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That concerns me on so many levels.
My Dad's parts store was named Midnite Auto Supply. Steve Polakof came into the store and introduced himself to my Dad and told him about the soon to be released flick. Apparently no relation between the movie and the store. My Dad ran ads at the local drive-in movie theater during the films run.:cool:
 

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My Dad's parts store was named Midnite Auto Supply. Steve Polakof came into the store and introduced himself to my Dad and told him about the soon to be released flick. Apparently no relation between the movie and the store. My Dad ran ads at the local drive-in movie theater during the films run.:cool:

That must have helped a lot
 

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I love the sound of the Lambo in the beginning of Cannonball Run II...same for the Cobra in I.

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Gone in 60 Seconds....the second one is good, but I really like the first one.
 

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Gone in 60 Seconds.

I also love the famous car chase with Steve McQeen in "Bullit" (1968)
 

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10 Best Car Movies

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  1. American Graffiti (1973)
    Stars: Ron Howard, Richard Dreyfuss, Harrison Ford
    Star cars: 1932 Ford coupe, 1955 Chevy, 1958 Chevy Impala, 1951 Mercury coupe, 1956 Ford Thunderbird
    The story: A memorable last night of cruising for a group of high school friends.
    Why it works: Milner's coupe. Falfa's '55. The Pharaoh's '51 Merc. A cop car leaving its rear end on the street. That ghostly white T-Bird with Suzanne Somers. Plus we like the lesson: When faced with life's big questions, hit the road.
    Quote: "I'll love and protect this car until death do us part."
  2. The Blues Brothers (1980)
    Stars: John Belushi, Dan Aykroyd
    Star car: The Bluesmobile — 1974 Dodge Monaco
    The story: The Brothers raise money to save their childhood orphanage and put their old rhythm-and-blues band back together. Why? They're on a mission from God.
    Why it works: Is there any other movie with as much vehicular carnage? Maybe over-the-top stunts go on too long, but you've been talking about them driving through that mall for years, haven't you? And the music isn't bad either.
    Quote: "It's got a cop motor, a 440-cubic-inch plant; it's got cop tires, cop suspension, cop shocks. It's a model made before catalytic converters so it'll run good on regular gas. What do you say — is it the new Bluesmobile or what?"
  3. Cars (2006)
    Stars: Owen Wilson, Paul Newman, Richard Petty
    Star car: Porsche Carrera, Hudson Hornet, Willys MB, Ford Model T, Volkswagen microbus
    The story: Racecar hotshot finds himself off the beaten track and learning life lessons from a bunch of small-towners. Did we mention they're all cars?
    Why it works: Tire crumbs flying and roof flaps opening prove this was animated by gearheads. Sharp-eared viewers will dig the insider cameos.
    Quote: "Turn right to go left! Guess what? I tried it, and you know what, this crazy thing happened. I went right!"
  4. The Fast and the Furious (2001)
    Stars: Paul Walker, Vin Diesel
    Star cars: Mitsubishi Eclipse, Toyota Supra, Honda Civic, Mazda RX-7, Dodge Charger R/T, Volkswagen Jetta
    The story: Cop goes undercover in L.A.'s import street-race scene to bust a ring of electronics thieves.
    Why it works: It pushed the burgeoning import car culture into the mainstream. The cars were a little cartoonish but earned street cred for having been built by actual import tuners. It's best during bumpin' nighttime street races, even though we've never seen as much neon at a real import show. As unbelievable as the race and chase sequences are, they're still pretty cool.
    Quote: "I live my life a quarter-mile at a time."
  5. Gone in 60 Seconds (1974)
    Stars: H.B. (Toby) Halicki
    Star cars: Many, including a certain Ford Mustang Fastback named Eleanor.
    The story: Car thief has to boost 48 cars in a week. Mayhem ensues.
    Why it works: The first half is probably studied in film school as how not to write, cast and act in a movie. But the cars on the thieves' hit list are super-fine, and the final 40 minutes have to be seen to be believed. Yes, Halicki hurt himself hitting that light pole. How could he not?
    Quote: "I bet five more cars have been stolen in just the time I've been here."
  6. Grand Prix (1966)
    Stars: James Garner, Eva Marie Saint
    Star cars: 1960s Formula 1 racecars
    The story: The Euro-cool world of open-wheel racing.
    Why it works: A throwback to when men actually drove Formula 1 cars (without computer controls) and stunts were with actual vehicles (without computer controls). The race footage, especially the in-car stuff, is still awesome. Racing purists may think Steve McQueen's Le Mans is more deserving, but this film's storyline is more engaging, soap opera or not.
    Quote: "There is no terrible way to win. There is only winning."
  7. The Gumball Rally (1976)
    Stars: Michael Sarrazin, Gary Busey, Raul Julia
    Star cars: Shelby 427 Cobra, Ferrari 365 GTS/4 Daytona, Porsche 911 Targa, Camaro Z/28, Dodge Polara
    The story: Fictionalized account of Brock Yates' highly illegal cross-country Cannonball Baker Sea-to-Shining-Sea Memorial Trophy Dash.
    Why it works: For starters, it features two of the flat-out sexiest cars ever built — the 427 Cobra and Ferrari Daytona — duking it out at high speeds in Manhattan, the L.A. River, and everywhere in between. It's far more car-centered than the ridiculous Cannonball Run.
    Quote: "And now my friend, the first rule of Italian driving: What's behind me is not important."
  8. Mad Max (1979)
    Star: Mel Gibson
    Star car: Australian Ford Falcon
    The story: Super Cop Max takes on a motorcycle gang in the near future — a tale of revenge driven by post-apocalyptic cars and crotch rockets.
    Why it works: Drama, suspense, violence, dark humor, and that wicked, supercharged Falcon screaming across Australia's empty vastness. It's simple, low budget and gritty.
    Quote: "Look, any longer out on that road and I'm one of them, a terminal psychotic — except that I've got this bronze badge that says that I'm one of the good guys."
  9. Thunder Road (1958)
    Stars: Robert Mitchum, Gene Barry
    Star cars: 1950 Ford coupe, 1957 Ford Fairlane
    The story: Noir-ish cops versus moonshiners melodrama.
    Why it works: Cheesy dialogue, karate chops, wooden acting make it good-bad, but there's some jaw-dropping stunt driving. And lots of cars blowing up. One of the best speed traps ever: gasoline on spike strips so the car will careen out of control, flip over and crash — into a nearby power station. And blow up.
    Quote: "That hard-headed hillbilly has caused us enough trouble already. Now tonight we're going to take him out. And I mean really out."
  10. Vanishing Point (1971)
    Stars: Barry Newman, Cleavon Little
    Star car: 1970 Dodge Challenger R/T
    The story: Antihero, with help from a blind DJ, tries to deliver a car in record time.
    Why it works: It's an antiestablishment fable dripping with the Vietnam era's distrust of authority. A man versus The Man battle waged over a tasty big-block-powered car. Government distrust is still a pretty hot topic. So is the Challenger.
    Quote: "And there goes the Challenger, being chased by the blue, blue meanies on wheels."
 

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Andrew Dice Clay in "Ford Fairlane"

"The Car", "Greased Lightning", "Kentucky Fried Movie", "Talladaga Nights"
 

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"Maximum Overdrive" was a Stephen King short that was made into a full-length movie with a whole AC/DC soundtrack.
 

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Can't forget "Smokey and the Bandit" quite possibly one of my top10 movies ever :)
 

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Stroker Ace...Burt Reynolds

Dukes of Hazzard...the movie with Jessica

Dust to Glory...about the Baja 1000

Across America by Car...Documentary from 1914 (Okay, I have not ssen this one, but it sounds like something I would watch!!)

Death Race 2000...David Carradine, Sylvester Stalone, etc...1975

Repo Man...Emilio Estevez

There was another one that I am racking my brain trying to remember...it's from the 70's...something about a devil car...it was a black car (I want to say a Cadillac) that drove around killing people...anyone know what I'm talking about with this one??? If so, please post it...PLEASE...it's killing me!!!:neutral:
 
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