Best car race/chase scene

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  1. jimsowden macrumors 68000

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    In your opinion, what is the best car race/chase scene you have ever seen? Please incluse links, or pics if you do not have it, and the cars in it.

    For me, I would say "Star" Directed by Guy Richie starring Clive Owen and Madonna in a BMW m5.
    Link to the full res quicktime file from BMW films
     
  2. iLikeMyiMac macrumors 6502a

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    I remember those bmw films. I think my favorite of those was Beat the Devil with James Brown.

    My favorite chase scene is from Ronin
     

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  3. jimsowden thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Is that an older BMW 5 series? I think so.
     
  4. dsharits macrumors 68000

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    My personal favorite is the final chase of Eleanor in Gone in Sixty Seconds. Coming in at a close second, I like the Mach 1 chase scene in Diamonds are Forever. Can you tell that I'm just a little partial to Mustangs? ;)

    Daniel
     
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    The Matrix Reloaded

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    ohh yeah look at that twisted metal :rolleyes:
     
  6. Spymit007 macrumors regular

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    Two come to mind for me, both come from Bond movies:

    Goldfinger: 007 trying to outrun the likes of Goldfinger's goons with his Aston Martin DB5 -- Classic

    Tomorrow Never Dies: the parking garage chase scene with Bond's BMW 750iL equipped with cell phone remote steering, re-inflatable tires, and sunroof missle launchers.
     
  7. jimsowden thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Yeah, the reloaded one was awesome. Its those crappy cadilacs that put it at #2. Stupid product placement.
     
  8. blackfox macrumors 65816

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    There are so many to choose from. So here are a few:

    CLASSICS (Older movies without benefits of fancy technology) -
    - almost anything in Steve McQueen movies.
    - Smoky and the Bandit
    - Original Italian Job

    NORMAL (newer movies that try to pay some attention to the laws of physics and/or reality)
    - Taxi (French film)
    - BMW Film Series
    - The Transporter

    FANTASTIC (Movies that deal with not-invented technology or complete disregard for realism)
    - Fifth Element
    - Empire Strikes Back
    - Firefox (in this category because it is a plane)

    Sure there are many others...
     
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    Absolutely. The car chases in Ronin are by far the best in any movie, bar none. Also the car chase in The Bourne Identity was good.
     
  11. Royal Pineapple macrumors 65816

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    Bullitt, all time best car chase, through san fransisco, id post pictures but im on pay by the minute dialup, so i dont really have the bandwidth or time to find some.

    anyway really good car chase
     
  12. superninjagoat macrumors 6502

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    Goldeneye tank chase.
     

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  13. apple2991 macrumors 6502

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    Oh, yeah!
     
  14. jimsowden thread starter macrumors 68000

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    I hated that POS. I can't stand the way they made that movie; the lack of music, booring color temprature, and the constant shifting and shackey feel they tried to ad, which just got so annoying. Book=Good/Movie=Crap
     
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    #1: Bullitt
    #2: Ronin
    others: Most of the BMW films series, Except Beat the Devil. I hate it when the director has the drive shift into 5th, which is followed by a surge of acceleration (and a Z4 beating blown 70's Tran-Am? puh-lease :rolleyes: )
    The French Connection is pretty cool. And I still want to see Rendezvous. (And some people though the Getaway in Stockholm series was original :rolleyes: )
     
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    I've got 3:
    -Bourne Identity (how has no one said this??)
    -Matrix Reloaded
    -Taxi (French Version- sooo funny!)
     
  17. Jaz macrumors regular

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    Yes, Rendezvous for certain. Nothing like film director (Claude LeLoche actually drove the car too) with a spare 9 minutes of film roll, a Ferrari and a stopwatch. All the more amazing because it was a real run, in real time (no undercranking) through open streets of Paris, no permit, no marshals or safety crew. A few friends to wave off at some blind corners but that's it. I saw it on a big screen HD TV with surround turned way up. Bliss. Roaring down the Champs Elysee at 130mph with scream of a Ferrari as soundtrack. Awesome clip.

    It may be $19 for a 9 minute clip but it's worth it for the "you won't believe this factor".
     
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    Taxi is amazing, but how bad does the American remake look!!
     
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    another vote for ronin

    i didnt like that movie cept for the chase scenes!!! they were masterful
     
  21. takao macrumors 68040

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    hm Ronin
    but blues brothers and taxi isn't bad either ;)
     
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  23. iGav macrumors G3

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    As has being pointed out... Claude Lelouch's 'Rendezvous' is damn impressive :) just for his complete lack of regard for human life!! but (and I know I'm not alone on this one) I think the sound is faked... much like it is in 'Bullitt'. ;) and that detracts from it IMHO.

    But the best 2 I know are...

    Climbdance

    and if you can track down a copy...

    'Faszination' (or 'Faszination on the Nurburgring' for it's full title) and features Stephen Roser in a RUF CTR "Yellow Bird" on the 'Ring and that's all you need to know ;)
     
  24. iGav macrumors G3

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    shame about the remake though...
     
  25. BubbaJones macrumors regular

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    #1 Vanishing Point. IMDB link
    The entire movie is a car chase. Rent it!!

    #2 Bullitt.

    #3 Goldeneye (Tank chase).
     

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