Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
Actors: Hoyt Axton, George Barris, Kelly Busia, Bruce Cameron (II), Freddy Canon
Genres: Action & Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Sports, Mystery & Suspense
The Junkman is an action packed block buster rollercoaster ride of a thriller set in the high stakes world of wealth glamour and power it unfolds a deadly assassin's plot to kill Harlan Hollis junkyard owner turned movie m... more »
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Jonathan Schaper | London, Ontario Canada | 07/20/2004
(2 out of 5 stars)
"To clarify the apparent confusion over this film:The Junkman is NOT Deadline Auto Theft. Both films have been referred to as Gone in 60 Seconds II, which is the source of some confusion.Gone in 60 Seconds (the original) is perhaps the best car chase movie ever made. Deadline Auto Theft is nothing more than Gone in 60 Seconds with some of the scenes replaced by an inferior new subplot about a Sheriff out to catch the auto thieves, but his plot goes absolutely nowhere (He is never involved in any of the chases, nor do they resove his storyline. He simply disappears). Many of the original scenes which were replaced have to do with the mechanics of autotheft and character development, thus ruining a great film.The Junkman is nothing more than a vanity piece. In The Junkman, Halicki (the director of Gone in 60 Seconds, owner of a junkyard, and collector of toys) plays a junkyard owner who collects toys and just finished directing a film coincidentally called "Gone in 60 Seconds". Most of the film consists of him showing off his toy and car collections. What little plot there is consists of one of his investors trying to create publicity for the film by destroying a lot of cars participating in a road race by, e.g., dropping bombs on them from a plane, and by attempting to kill Halicki before he can make it to the film's premiere. Unlike Gone in 60 Seconds, the chases are totally unexciting, build no suspense, and do not showcase any skillfull driving (I mean on part of the fictional characters, not the stunt drivers)."
It takes alot to make a bad movie out of just car wrecks..
Jill Chouinard | Boston, Ma USA | 02/21/2002
(3 out of 5 stars)
"No matter how good the special features might be, there is no way they could make this a good movie.. Maybe DVD will help, you can skip to the more spectacular crashes and segments, but overall this movie is a poorly acted, poorly directed, excuse to wreck cars.. normally I wouldn't complain.. I love car wrecks, and the original Gone in 60 seconds was a GREAT car wreck movie with a cheezy story.. But unfortunately this one just doesn't work, give it a rent, laugh at the some of the more incredible stunts, but don't waste your money, because its just not worth it"
Better than Gone in 60 Seconds
deathtoast54 | 03/10/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This is honestly a better film than Gone in 60 Seconds. Toby clearly had more time, money, and experience on this picture. Gone has some nice car crashes, but they're stuck in an unwatchably amateurish film you'd be embarassed to make your friends sit through. This film isn't Oscar material, but the plot is about on par with most silly action films of today. There's lots of humor, and plenty of cars flying through the air, crashing and burning in slow motion. Also worth mentioning is that Amazon's special feature list is incomplete. The dvd also contains interviews with a few people from the production and a commentary with the production manager (Jack Vacek) and the director of photography (Tony Syslo)."
Guiness World Record 150 Cars Destroyed
Mrs. Barbara M. Muirhead | toronto,canada | 05/28/2003
(4 out of 5 stars)
"With a Titile like that how can you go wrong this was the second film for legandary director,producer,actor and true car guy H.B Toby Haliki his most famous film being the cult classic Gone in 60 Seconds this film while the crashes are incredible and the acting is notisably better I found it lacked something the story was a little had to follow and it laged a little at times but for anybody into cars,action and an all around classic GET THIS MOVIE!"