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Old 06-21-03, 06:27 AM
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Am I the only person, then, who found the chase scene in The French Connection underwhelming? All I heard about for seventeen years of my life was how great this chase was, only to be hit with something that didn't excite me at all.
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The Road Warrior
To Live and Die in L.A.
Ronin
Fast and the Furious
2 Fast 2 Furious
Beverly Hills Cop
Old 06-21-03, 12:24 PM
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ronin by far
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My vote definetly goes to Mitchell.
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Re: Best/favorite car chase scene

[QUOTE]Originally posted by Rypro 525
[B]Best- still French Connection (imo, bullit feels too scripted)

Right On!

Nothing can match that beat up brown chevy with an obsessed Hackman behind the weel

The To Live and Die In L.A chase going against the traffic was well done also

Friedkin is the man!
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Originally posted by Corvin
Am I the only person, then, who found the chase scene in The French Connection underwhelming? All I heard about for seventeen years of my life was how great this chase was, only to be hit with something that didn't excite me at all.
yes..Your the only person
Old 06-21-03, 10:19 PM
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Ronin by a long shot. I can think of no film that generates such tension with car chases and still maintains such an incredible level of realism.

If you just want to see things crash and blow up, I'd have to say Matrix Reloaded.
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Bullitt would be my personal fave.
Old 06-22-03, 12:43 AM
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THE CHASE!

hahah j/k I had to say that anyway because it was amusing as hell. :P
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Originally posted by Alien Redrum
Ronin had a great one.
Ronin seemed like a two hour car chase with some dialogue thrown in a couple of places. Somehow, I still enjoyed it (the great cast helped)...

Bullitt gets my vote, with The French Connection second. Also, while not a car chase, the moped chase scene in Diva is great.
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I would vote for the classics: Bullit and French Connection. More recent favorite is Ronin.
Old 06-22-03, 04:06 PM
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Have to go with Ronin.
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Most mentioned here already.

Bullitt
French Connection
Ronin
Vanishing Point
Duel
Red Heat (bus vs bus!)
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Originally posted by William Fuld
One I like a lot is the brief slow speed chase in The Way of the Gun. It's silly, but still tense.
I agree. I really enjoyed that sequence.

Ronin, of course, and Bullitt.

One not yet mentioned that I enjoyed was the fairly short chase sequence in The Peacemaker. I liked how Devoe remained the aggressor, even while being chased. The end of the chase sequence, where:

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he walks up to the incapacitated man in the wrecked BMW and murders him without so much as a hesitation, was refreshingly honest for Hollywood fare.
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Old 06-23-03, 02:19 AM
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Originally posted by MasterCXtreme
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