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Duel (1971)

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Jaws of the highway Spielberg’s Duel follows car delivery guy who is pursued and terrorized by the malevolent driver of a massive tractor-trailer. DUEL is Spielberg’s JAWS of the highway, a raucous nascar race of a film that was “made for TV”. Usually, the phrase made-for-TV makes me ill, but Universal TV executives had no […]

Modesty Blaise (1966)

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Plot: Modesty Blaise, a secret agent whose hair color, hair style, and mod clothing change at a snap of her fingers is being used by the British government as a decoy in an effort to thwart a diamond heist. She is being set up by the feds but is wise to the plot and calls […]

Gone In 60 Seconds (1974)

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Plot: Gone In 60 Seconds follows an insurance investigator Maindrian Pace and his team who lead double-lives as unstoppable car thieves. When a South American drug lord pays Pace to steal 48 cars for him, all but one, a 1973 Ford Mustang, are in the bag. As Pace prepares to rip-off the fastback, codenamed “Eleanor”, […]

Split Second (1992)

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Plot: In a futuristic London, the rising sea levels mean that large areas are under feet of water. Hauer plays a cop who previously lost his partner to some strange creature. Now the creature is back and its after him. Split Second (1992) Review: Let’s face it: Hauer enjoys it. It’s not about wasting his […]

The Streetfighter (1974)

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Plot: Streetfighter deals with Terry Tsurugi (the great Sonny Chiba), a martial arts master who uses his abundant talents as a mercenary gun-for-hire. Terry is brought in by the Yakuza to kidnap the daughter and sole heir of a recently deceased uber-rich oil tycoon. But when the mafia can’t meet the monetary composition that Terry […]

Death Race 2000 (1975)

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Plot: Death Race 2000 is set in the near future where the ultimate sporting event is the deathrace where pedestrians are run down for points. Death Race 2000 (1975) Review ‘Mad Max’ meets the ‘Running Man’ and they both drive over miss Daisy. ‘Death Race 2000’ is a disconcerting smithereen job, but also fun. It […]