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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 […]

The California Kid (1974)

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Plot: The California Kid follows a sadistic small-town sheriff who has a habit of deliberately forcing speeders to their deaths on the mountain roads leading into town. A deranged, desert town sheriff has a murderous habit or forcing speeders to their deaths, until a young man with a souped-up hotrod arrives to possibly end it. […]

The Junkman (1982)

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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 […]

The Hitch-Hiker (1953)

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Plot: Two old friends, Roy Collins and Gilbert Bowen, are driving south into Mexico for a one week fishing trip. They’d been there once before as young men and there’s some nostalgia attached to the trip though family man Bowen admits early on that he already misses his wife and kids. When they see a […]