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Jeffro
06-26-2005, 10:25 PM
The movie is from the late 60s early 70s. I only remember one scene:
A guy is chasing someone possibly in the desert Southwest. He’s on foot but comes across a used car lot. He runs up to the used car dealer and says, what’s the fastest car on the lot? The used car dealer says, Son, you wanna talk about fast! (cut to scene of mussel car flying down the highway running through the gears.)
I thought this was from “The Getaway” with McQueen & MacGraw but I just saw that one and that’s not it.
If ya know it please post it.

Otto
06-26-2005, 10:26 PM
(cut to scene of mussel car flying down the highway running through the gears.)
I'm envisioning a clam-shaped car now...

Jeffro
06-26-2005, 10:29 PM
:smack:

danceswithcats
06-26-2005, 11:34 PM
Frankly Scallop, I don't give a clam.

Otto
06-27-2005, 01:11 AM
That's such a classic moment, just after Scallop realizes she doesn't really love Ashley Whelk.

danceswithcats
06-27-2005, 08:31 AM
And yet we know from history that Scallop won't flounder. Adversity won't turn her into a crab. She'll salmon the energy from within, and be whistling a happy tuna in no time.

Knowed Out
06-27-2005, 09:32 AM
Don't derail the thread like that. It's shellfish.

ShibbOleth
06-27-2005, 09:43 AM
There's definitely something fishy about this thread.

Johnny L.A.
06-27-2005, 09:58 AM
Check out our mussel car. Single intake valves? Heck, no! It has bivalves!

ShibbOleth
06-27-2005, 10:03 AM
Check out our mussel car. Single intake valves? Heck, no! It has bivalves!

Problem is you can only refuel at Shell.

danceswithcats
06-27-2005, 10:35 AM
Problem is you can only refuel at Shell.

Yes, but when you uses your credit carp at the pump, it only takes a few minnows.

Larry Borgia
06-27-2005, 10:58 AM
could it be Two Lane Blacktop (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0067893/) or White Sands (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0105813/)? I kinda doubt it, but that's all I got.

Otto
06-27-2005, 11:51 AM
could it be Two Lane Blacktop (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0067893/) or White Sands (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0105813/)? I kinda doubt it, but that's all I got.
Just thought you'd throw those out for the halibut, hoping you'd hit the right answer by a fluke?

Robot Arm
06-27-2005, 12:04 PM
"As cod is my witness, I'll never be hungry again!"

Larry Borgia
06-27-2005, 12:08 PM
Just thought you'd throw those out for the halibut, hoping you'd hit the right answer by a fluke?

I was just fishing on IMDB, but I'll clam up now.

RandMcnally
06-27-2005, 12:46 PM
I hightly trout that.



I got nothing

Finagle
06-27-2005, 12:49 PM
Fast? You oughta see that escargot.

FilmGeek
06-27-2005, 12:53 PM
Steve McQueen... could it have been Bullit?

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0062765/

Jeffro
06-27-2005, 02:05 PM
I know its not "Two Lane Blacktop" and I dont think its "Bullit"
Thanks for trying.

Jeffro

pinkfreud
06-27-2005, 03:50 PM
Could the movie be Vanishing Point (http://imdb.com/title/tt0067927/)?

glee
06-27-2005, 04:04 PM
After reading all these jokes, my head is swimming.
I wait with baited breath for the next plastic sturgeon remark.
On a scale of 1-10, this thread is wearing fin.

Gilligan
06-27-2005, 04:15 PM
Yeah, the car is fast, but it only goes for a few miles, then the engine conchs out.

Cervaise
06-27-2005, 04:49 PM
I don't recognize the scene described in the OP, but maybe salmon else will.

danceswithcats
06-27-2005, 05:39 PM
I've sent emails about the OP to a grouper my friends. Ray is usually good with movies, but he's got a haddock. I'm waiting on Gill, who said eel get right back to me.

AncientHumanoid
06-27-2005, 06:17 PM
Was it a Stingray?

Shirley Ujest
07-04-2005, 03:51 PM
Was the hero acting like such a bass?

Tuckerfan
07-04-2005, 04:37 PM
Was it a Stingray?
Stingray's are more sports cars than mussel cars. I'm betting it was a Barracuda.

GrizzRich
07-05-2005, 01:11 PM
Yeah, the car is fast, but it only goes for a few miles, then the engine conchs out.

He blew a seal because he kept flooding the engine..

Preventative maintenance is the key. One should tuna the engine regularly.

cormac262
07-05-2005, 01:27 PM
My first thought was Clint Eastwood's "Thunderbolt and Lightfoot" when Jeff Bridges steals the red/orange Trans Am. But I don't recall him being chased at the time, nor running up to the used car dealer.

pinkfreud
07-05-2005, 01:30 PM
I ran this past a friend of mine who watches a lot of car movies, and he, too, thought of Vanishing Point (http://imdb.com/title/tt0067927/), which I mentioned above. I can't guarantee that this is the right movie, since I have not seen it in decades, but it's a good, watchable movie, so if you rent it and it isn't the one you're looking for, at least you won't have wasted your time and money.

Corner Case
07-05-2005, 02:39 PM
Going through the desert and coming across a car lot? Hmmm...

Maybe it was "Used Carps" with Kurt Mussel and Jack "Fish" Warden?

akira5822
07-05-2005, 03:13 PM
I think pinkfreud is correct :)

cormac262
07-05-2005, 05:50 PM
I think pinkfreud is correct :)

I don't think so. The whole premise behind "Vanishing Point" was that he (Kowalski) was being paid to transport the Challenger from point A to point B - no need for a used car lot. And he drives the same car throughout the whole movie.

I am referring to the original "VP", BTW. A used car lot scene may be in the remake, but then that wouldn't fit the 60's or 70's timeframe of the OP.

Skywatcher
08-02-2005, 04:18 PM
The movie is from the late 60s early 70s. I only remember one scene:
A guy is chasing someone possibly in the desert Southwest. He’s on foot but comes across a used car lot. He runs up to the used car dealer and says, what’s the fastest car on the lot? The used car dealer says, Son, you wanna talk about fast! (cut to scene of mussel car flying down the highway running through the gears.)
I thought this was from “The Getaway” with McQueen & MacGraw but I just saw that one and that’s not it.
If ya know it please post it.Just found this thread while browsing the Threadspotting archive. I was thinking that you saw William Atherton and Goldie Hawn in The Sugarland Express (http://us.imdb.com/title/tt0072226/combined) but you don't mention a shootout in the used car lot.

Here are some chase movies from that period, see if any of them ring a bell.

Charley Varrick (http://us.imdb.com/title/tt0069865/combined) - Walter Matthau,.Joe Don Baker, and Felicia Farr rob a bank and end up with Mob money. Filmed in Nevada.

Dirty Mary Crazy Larry (http://us.imdb.com/title/tt0071424/combined) - Peter Fonda and Susan George kidnap the daughter of a grocery store owner. Features cops in Hemi-powered Chrysler products chasing a Dodge Charger.

The Gauntlet (http://us.imdb.com/title/tt0076070/combined) - Eastwood, a Phoenix Cop, has to escort witness (and prostitute) Sondra Locke from Vegas. You'd probably have remembered the armored bus at the end, though.

Gone in 60 Seconds (http://us.imdb.com/title/tt0071571/combined) - no, not that one, this is the 1974 original.

Mr. Majestyk (http://us.imdb.com/title/tt0071866/combined) - Charles Bronson vs. mobsters. Filmed in Colorado.

Newman's Law (http://us.imdb.com/title/tt0071902/combined) - Officer George Peppard vs. some crooked cops.

Out of Sight (http://us.imdb.com/title/tt0060807/combined#comment) - a young Robert Pine in a spy spoof along with bunch of people whose careers didn't really go anywhere.

The Pick-Up (http://us.imdb.com/title/tt0127108/combined) - Mobsters Wes Bishop and Stefan Zima are conned ouf of a million bucks by Tracy Saunders and Lynn Harris and have to get the money back before someone higher up notices. Filmed in Nevada.

Silver Streak (http://us.imdb.com/title/tt0075223/combined) - Gene Wilder keeps getting put off a train. Filmed at various locations from LA to Chicago.

Sol Madrid (http://us.imdb.com/title/tt0063621/combined) - G-Man David McCallum and hooker Stella Stevens vs. mobster Rip Torn and drug kingpin Telly Savalas. Filmed in Mexico.

Jeffro
08-13-2005, 07:06 PM
Thanks a lot for the list of possiables Lute. The Sugarland Express sounds the most promising will check it out and post if its the one I remember.


Jeffro

RobuSensei
08-13-2005, 09:24 PM
He blew a seal because he kept flooding the engine.."Just fix the damn thing and leave my private life out of it, okay?"

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