After “The Fast And The Furious” made way too much money for Hollywood film producers, they decided the young and restless pre-driver’s license mall rats were up for the same thing all over again.
They were right, I remember watching Torque with my then fifteen-year-old friend and loving every second of it.
This clip is a long seven-plus minutes because it includes not just one, but every great scene from this movie. This particular YouTube edition has some pretty funny “bloopers” pointed out, and a righteous battle between the Mountain Dew girl and the Pepsi girl. …just watch it and you’ll know what I’m talking about.
And yep, that’s Ice Cube on the train.
While auditing the 1986 movie “Cobra” as the potential Car Chase Of The Day (don’t watch it, it’s terrible) Terminator II came up as one of the links after the clip ended and I couldn’t resist.
Not the most profound chase you’ll see, but the robot-chasing-dirtbike in the beginning is pretty intense, and Arnie’s one handed shotgun reload is downright badass. He might not be able to keep an economy together, but he can definitely manage a firearm while riding a motorcycle.
Wow, that is an amazing car.
People who don’t know me will probably think I’m being sarcastic… but I know my devoted readers will appreciate this classic Lotus as much as I do:
Other than that, there are plenty of reasons to love this clip.
Great acting, great special effects, and of course Roger Moore’s one-liners that are about as dated as his ill-fated Esprit.
Seriously though, I think I’ve seen more accurate in-car shots on Sesame Street.
First of all, I’ve never seen this movie- I usually don’t have the patience for old-school flicks. Now don’t go emailing me saying how much better movies were in the old days, that I’m ignorant about classics and that I have a short attention span.
I know, and I don’t care.
The title just sounds too limp-wristed for me anyway. But I caught this car chase from The French Connection on YouTube and thought it was worth sharing.
Looks like there was once a time when Gene Hackman had hair, apparently around the same time when the Pontiac LeMans was cool. Yikes.
Anyway, the scene is pretty cool despite some seriously weak tire-screeching effects (so don’t bother pausing your Limp Bizkit CD) and enjoy.
“The Transporter” movie trilogy gets a bad rap. That totally makes sense, because all three movies are terrible. But least the first one features an interesting vehicle: an early 90′s BMW 735 with the suspension and transmission of an 8-series swapped in. Neat.
You also get to see main actor Jason Statham shirtless and oiled up in a bus-station fight. If you’re into that kinda thing.
You’ll have to watch it here in two parts, but this opening sequence is the best chase of any Transporter movie. Be sure to engage your suspension of disbelief for the jump-from-bridge-to-car carrier scene and you should find it entertaining.
The actress from this movie is not really my type… but here’s a picture for all the Qi Shu fans out there:
Another Bond clip? Why not- there are just too many premium scenes that we all need to enjoy.
This one features Daniel Craig in his second appearance as 007 driving a beautiful Aston Martin DBS pursued by gun-toting gangsters in a pair of Alfa Romeo sedans. S**t gets crazy when the cops try to keep up in a Land Rover Defender…
And who was the girl from that movie again?
That would be Olga Kurylenko. Who is much better looking than her name would lead you to believe.
That’s right, another Brosnan Bond movie. Got a problem?
This might be the most unrealistic depiction of car usage I’ve seen in awhile, but it’s all the more entertaining for it.
It’s Bond in an Aston Martin V12 Vanquish and the villain in an supercharged Jag XKR (when it was still based on the limp-wristed XK8)… there’s your first bit of fiction right there; that car wouldn’t have a prayer of catching an Aston on asphalt or ice.
Speaking of ice, if you haven’t seen the movie the giant yellow deathray might throw you off a bit, don’t worry that’s just the sun’s energy harnessed to melt the Ice Hotel.
Then of course there are are volleys of bullets, missiles, and then Bond’s Aston bumps into two snowmobiles and sends them… flying?
Anyway the best part might be the end, when the villain ends up swimming in frozen water and gets one last cinematic “AHHHHHHHHHHHHHH” line before his demise-by-chandelier.
And even better, the clip is available in HD:
Brosnan’s costar Halle Berry didn’t make it into this scene, but that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy her here.
Does the short hair work for you guys?
Anyway it’s a sick chase with Will Smith going nuts in a Ferrari 550 Maranello and dropping great lines not limited to: “I Think I Just Done Got Mad!”
I had to find it in two halves, but they’re both worth watching:
What’s that you say? I’m forgetting about the sweet scene where Will Smith drives a Hummer H2 through some poor people’s neighborhood and blasts through like 50 houses made of trash?
You’re right, that part is awesome. Here ya go:
And since I wouldn’t want to let anyone who image searched Gabrielle Union to be let down…
Look, her dress matches the Hummer from the movie! See, these pictures are relevant.
It’s not a car chase, but it might be one of the most badass car-scenes in any Chuck Norris movie made between 1984 and 1985.
If you haven’t seen this movie go rent it. It’s in the Free Movies category on the Comcast On Demand menu. Seriously!
Anyway Chuck’s character J.J. McQuade is a loose cannon Texas Ranger on the edge, and his nemesis pulls the classic mistake of underestimating him and trying to kill him in some over-elaborate manner from which he can escape.
While Chuck is left to die by being buried in his Ram Charger, he wakes up, chugs a beer and “Ram Charges” his way the hell outta there:
To some people, this is the “Car Chase of the Decade” (if that decade is the 90′s) so it would be wrong of me not to include it early on in the series.
Robert DeNiro plays some sort of badass gangster/ex-secret agent (typical) and he’s got to collect a package from this blondie who doesn’t want to give it to him.
The result is a wild pursuit through Paris between a BMW E34 driven by Natascha McElhone and what looks like a Peugeot 405 driven by DeNiro. Bobby D. definitely got the short end of the stick in terms of car choice, but emerges victorious nonetheless as the German sedan ends up exploding.
A clip not to be missed.
During another hard procrastination session that I’m currently in the midst of, I lamented that this website hasn’t made a “Top Ten Movie Car Chases” list yet. You know, like a “Mr. Skin” for car fans.
[If you don't know what that is, send your kids out of the room (seriously) and take a look.]
But then I realized a “Top Ten” would never do- there are just way too many great car chases and it seems like Hollywood just keeps making more crazy ones every year.
So I’ve decided to post a good one up every time I think of it, for your entertainment.
The first installment of the series will be one that a lot of you have probably forgotten, but is still one of my favorites.
From the 1995 James Bond movie “GoldenEye” It’s the impromptu duel between Pierce Brosnan as James Bond in his trademark Aston Martin DB5 verses the so-ice-cold-she’s-hot Famke Janssen in a 90′s Ferrari. Unfortunately this clip isn’t of the best quality, and it cuts out the scene at the end where Bond pops open the center console to reveal a bottle of champagne… which is just about as pimp as it gets. But it will have to do for now.