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Duke
Duke MegaDork
6/24/24 2:21 p.m.

 

OK, not even close.  And we've covered this topic dozens of times anyway.

But y'all needed to see this, or see it again.

 

dculberson
dculberson MegaDork
6/24/24 2:47 p.m.

Oh man. My thoughts, in no particular order:

  • Holy crap five black 911s together look really cool
  • This is unbelievably bad
  • That's an uncomfortable amount of mouth breathing time for our protagonist. Was there no director? "Close your mouth please" would've been a good on set call
  • OK, 911s may handle well but dodging lasers seems like a tall order even for them
  • I like how "fire outside lasers" is followed up by "fire inside lasers" but never "fire all lasers" and once they miss one time it's "never fire lasers again."
  • Where the hell did the sheet material for the ramp come from, and where did it go once they retracted it?
  • Seriously, close your mouth, you look like you're mid-poop for half this car chase
  • That was very polite of mr cafe man to pull his chair out of the way of the cars. Most of us would just launch ourselves to safety but he kept the cafe's equipment in good order and avoided continuity error causing scratches on the hero cars all in one swift move
  • The out of sync reactions of the actors to the bumps from the enemy cars are comedy gold. I can picture the MST3K riffs on that. First left, then right! Now first right then left! Perfect. Director, you're doing a good job, again.
  • That poor pine tree. What did it ever do you to mr slant nose 911 driver?
1988RedT2
1988RedT2 MegaDork
6/24/24 2:58 p.m.

Delightfully cheesy!

Toyman!
Toyman! GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
6/24/24 3:15 p.m.

That's so bad it's actually good. 

I'm still going with Hooper as my all-time favorite. 

 

VolvoHeretic
VolvoHeretic GRM+ Memberand SuperDork
6/24/24 3:23 p.m.
dculberson said:

Oh man. My thoughts, in no particular order:

"Close your mouth please" would've been a good on set call

Seriously, close your mouth, you look like you're mid-poop for half this car chase

LOL 

Mndsm
Mndsm MegaDork
6/24/24 3:29 p.m.

that slantnose tho. 

DrBoost
DrBoost MegaDork
6/24/24 3:42 p.m.

That's so bad it's good.  
I thought you were looking for nominations. I nominate my son with his hotwheels camera car.  
 

 

Trent
Trent UltimaDork
6/24/24 4:06 p.m.

Watching Condorman over and over as a kid is why I love slant nose 911s. And also why I have always wanted a chrome contact lens that covered my whole eye. laugh

GameboyRMH
GameboyRMH GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
6/24/24 5:33 p.m.

When I was a kid I saw a Condorman trailer on a VHS for some other movie and thought it looked interesting. I keep hearing it was a terrible movie but every clip I see from it makes me want to watch the whole thing more laugh

David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
6/25/24 12:20 p.m.

In reply to GameboyRMH :

It’s like the old SNL “Bad Decision Family” skit. 

Here, taste this milk. 

californiamilleghia
californiamilleghia UberDork
6/25/24 12:32 p.m.

I thought they had a lot of good chases in the Rockford files ,

San Fernando Valley in its prime for "Cop shows"

KyAllroad
KyAllroad MegaDork
6/25/24 1:09 p.m.

Watched the 1976 Cannonball last night for the first time.  It was impressively bad with horrific continuity problems.

vwcorvette (Forum Supporter)
vwcorvette (Forum Supporter) GRM+ Memberand PowerDork
6/25/24 5:33 p.m.

Trying to figure out how I can incorporate this clip into my DE lesson plans. 😆 

eastsideTim
eastsideTim UltimaDork
6/25/24 7:32 p.m.
KyAllroad said:

Watched the 1976 Cannonball last night for the first time.  It was impressively bad with horrific continuity problems.

That's weird, I just watched it last night, too.  Main continuity issues I noticed were David Carradine's shirt, and the crash at the end.  I'm sure there were a ton more, too.   Also, it looked like the movie was almost entirely filmed in California, regardless of where they were supposed to be.

NickD
NickD MegaDork
6/25/24 7:57 p.m.

I was waiting for him to crash as he pressed all 45 buttons to do one thing. The poster child of distracted driving. I also loved how if you paid attention several buttons would start flashing before he pressed them.

ShawnG
ShawnG MegaDork
6/25/24 8:44 p.m.

It's like none of you have watched the original Death Race 2000.

The downside is, you end up seeing Sly Stallone's giblets part way through with no warning.

Duke
Duke MegaDork
6/25/24 9:18 p.m.

In reply to ShawnG :

Oh, I've seen the original Death Race 2000.  I've seen it several times.

cool

 

 

TheRyGuy
TheRyGuy Reader
6/25/24 9:25 p.m.

I'ma hafta go with the car chase from Short Time...

https://youtu.be/AlSMrxXrba0?si=qapKviZYeWCkK9xe

David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
6/26/24 9:32 a.m.

Here, a bit of a palate cleanser.

 

DancesWithCurves
DancesWithCurves New Reader
6/26/24 9:41 a.m.

The Condorman action sequence is credited to the Rémy Julienne team, which accounts for the quality of that element.

The intro sequence of punching buttons on the dash reminded me of this:

 

914Driver
914Driver MegaDork
6/26/24 12:46 p.m.

Best?  Probably not.  It made a mark in my memory though, I think it was a Porsche 356 near the end (supercharged of course) and the girl kept pulling the supercharger lever.

 

 

KyAllroad
KyAllroad MegaDork
6/26/24 1:25 p.m.

In reply to David S. Wallens :

I can't fathom the utter misery of driving most of those cars cross country.  I have a tough time taking my Miata somewhere 2 hours away and it's a luxury car next to a Cobra.

dean1484
dean1484 GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
6/26/24 7:56 p.m.


 

/thread. 😁

dean1484
dean1484 GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
6/26/24 7:57 p.m.

Wait do cartoons count?  What about Speed Racer?  

David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
6/26/24 8:18 p.m.
KyAllroad said:

In reply to David S. Wallens :

I can't fathom the utter misery of driving most of those cars cross country.  I have a tough time taking my Miata somewhere 2 hours away and it's a luxury car next to a Cobra.

Things were different back then. Okay, yeah, I can see arriving in California a little raw. 

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