The Junkman (1982)

Plot:

Junkman and movie-maker Harlan Hollis struggles to stay alive when a jealous partner in his company hires goons to kill him. Full of amazing car chases, fantastic crashes, and edge-of-your-seat action. Harlan B. Hollis (H. B. Halicki) struggles to stay alive when a jealous public relations manager (Christopher Stone) hires a team of assassins to kill him. The manager, also Hollis’ brother-in-law, resents Hollis for making the movie Gone in 60 Seconds, which is premiering at the Cinerama Dome.

The Junkman (1982) Review:

The Junkman is the second installment of Halicki’s film trilogy. It presents Gone in 60 Seconds and Deadline Auto Theft as films within a film. The opening car chase sequence, which involves a 1974 Bricklin SV-1, is part of Deadline Auto Theft’s storyline. To make the film, H. B. Halicki used his own personal collection of over 200 cars, toys, and guns – including Eleanor, the star of his 1974 cult classic Gone in 60 Seconds. The original version was released on video in the ’80s but is very hard to find today.

This film held the Guinness World Record for most number of vehicles/planes wrecked in one movie for more than 20 years. It was eclipsed in 2003 by Matrix Revolutions (300+ [working] vehicles on loan from GM), which was itself ‘beaten’ by Transformers 3 with 532 vehicles ‘destroyed’, but they were unusable flood damaged vehicles scheduled for destruction anyway.

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