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Best "on-foot" chase scene?

I know that car chases get all the accolades, but everytime I watch "Casino Royale" (2006) i am just in awe of the opening chase sequence where Bond is chasing the bomber. They even have a credit in the opening scroll for "Free Running Stunt" something. It is just such a magnificent sequence and very realistic.

It got me thinking what are some other movies with incredible "on-foot" chase sequences. I know "The Bourne Ultimatum" has a now famous one and is done very well.

Other mentions are Trinity running from Agents in beginning and Neo running from Agents at the end of "The Matrix". Of course, those are very special effecty.

So what are some other glorious chase scenes done with the power of the moving feet?

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If you liked the Casino Royale scene, you owe it to yourself to check out District B13 which has way more free running in it and is a good action movie to boot.
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While likely not the best (many would consider it too flashy, it's the first one I thought of:

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Was going to pop in and say Banlieue 13 as well. I love Casino Royale, but the first time I saw that opening chase all I could think of was District B13. (I just noticed the two posts ahead of mine are about the same movie, haha)

I tend to recall a cool chase in Drunken Master II as well, or perhaps it was another Jackie Chan flick.

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Well, at least I wasn't the only one to instantly think of District B13.
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A lot of good ones already named, but I always thought there was a decent one in "Bad Boys," especially considering the director (who I am surprised didn't have explosions throughout the chase).

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Se7en has a great one.
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Originally Posted by FinkPish
Point Break
that is the first scene i thought of. keanu reeves chasing patrick swayze.
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Originally Posted by Crizzar
If you liked the Casino Royale scene, you owe it to yourself to check out District B13 which has way more free running in it and is a good action movie to boot.
you know i have it actually, but haven't got around to seeing it as yet. gonna have to find it now

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Will Smith running down the alien in Men in Black
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Originally Posted by Brent L
While likely not the best (many would consider it too flashy, it's the first one I thought of:

<object width="425" height="355"><param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/G2_p8JJHRTA&rel=1"></param><param name="wmode" value="transparent"></param><embed src="http://www.youtube.com/v/G2_p8JJHRTA&rel=1" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" wmode="transparent" width="425" height="355"></embed></object>
that was very cool. thanks brent.
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"N! Y! P! D! Means I will knock your punk-ass down!"

That is a good one.
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Damn, cannot believe nobody mentioned, Tony Jaa being chased on the streets in Ong-Bak.
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"In the Line of Fire". Eastwood chasing Malkovich is a very thrilling sequence.
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Casino Royale hands down.
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Tangiers sequence in The Bourne Ultimatum.

Pretty much the entire back half of Apocalypto was a pretty good chase sequence.
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Originally Posted by FinkPish
Point Break
Yep, one of my favs.

I also like the Se7en and Casino Royale one and BU.
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Originally Posted by FinkPish
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Gotta vote for Point Break as well. Very fun chase.

I'd like to throw some love for Dragons Forever. There's a bit more standing & fighting going on, but it's still an exhilirating chase overall.
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Dead Alive, where the guy chases the demon baby. Awesome.

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