NETFLIX – Instant Grindhouse: Cars and Trucks!

I am a huge Howard Hawks fan and have been for some time. Years ago I recalled hearing Tarantino describe what he told his production designer for PULP FICTION when it came to the Jack Rabbit Slims set. If I recall, he mentioned a few films that they looked at; one was the Elvis film SPEEDWAY (I believe, it might possibly have been SPINOUT) and Howard Hawk’s REDLINE 7000.

 

 

 

I was already entrenched in my Hawks phase then so I had to seek it out. It was released on VHS only and was not easy to find. When I finally did see it, I can’t  say I wasn’t a little let down, however I was still glad I saw it. James Caan is the lead and he is enjoyable enough. Anyway, it has never seen the light of day of DVD and it was the partial inspiration for this list . The other film just happens to be another Tarantino favorite: DIRTY MARY, CRAZY LARRY.

 

 

That one is near the top of the proverbial car heap when it comes to car chase movies. A lot of fun. When I started digging into Netflix I found lots and lots of stuff for you all to marathon with car and truck action. You’ve got your trucker classics like CONVOY and WHITE LINE FEVER(only on Crackle.com). You’ve also got not only the SMOKEY AND THE BANDIT Trilogy (if you dare venture all the way through) but also the much hated STROKER ACE.  I’d like to personally recommend both GUMBALL RALLY and DEADHEAD MILES, a couple of my favorites in this group. Enjoy!

 

BORN TO RACE

 

 

(1988; James Fargo)

 

http://movies.netflix.com/WiMovie/Born_to_Race/70146919?trkid=1491722

 

CONVOY

 

 

(1978; Sam Peckinpah)

 

http://movies.netflix.com/WiMovie/Convoy/60032614?trkid=2361637 

 

CORVETTE SUMMER

 

 

(1978; Matthew Robbins).

 

http://movies.netflix.com/WiMovie/Corvette_Summer/70036893?trkid=1457044

 

DEADHEAD MILES

 

 

(1972; Vernon Zimmerman)

 

http://movies.netflix.com/WiMovie/Deadhead_Miles/70154483?trkid=1457044

 

DIRTY MARY, CRAZY LARRY

 

 

(1974; John Hough)

 

http://movies.netflix.com/WiMovie/Dirty_Mary_Crazy_Larry/70035216?trkid=2361637

 

THE FAST AND THE FURIOUS

 

 

(1955; Edward Sampson)

 

http://movies.netflix.com/WiMovie/The_Fast_and_the_Furious/70022337?trkid=2361638

 

FIREBALL 500

 

 

(1966; William Asher)

 

http://movies.netflix.com/WiMovie/Fireball_500/70059562?trkid=1457044

 

FLATBED ANNIE AND SWEETIE PIE

 

 

(1979; Robert Greenwald)

 

http://movies.netflix.com/WiMovie/Flatbed_Annie_and_Sweetie_Pie_Lady_Truckers/70147023?trkid=1457044

 

GUMBALL RALLY

 

 

(1976; Chuck Bail)

 

http://movies.netflix.com/WiMovie/The_Gumball_Rally/70036917?trkid=2361637

 

GREASED LIGHTNING

 

 

(1977; Michael Schultz)

 

http://movies.netflix.com/WiMovie/Greased_Lightning/70130563?trkid=1457044

 

HIGHBALLIN’

 

 

(1978; Peter Carter)

 

http://movies.netflix.com/WiMovie/High-Ballin/70147034?trkid=2361637

 

 

HOT CARS

 

 

(1956; Don McDougall)

 

http://movies.netflix.com/WiMovie/Hot_Cars/70147259?trkid=1457044

 

HOT ROD GANG

 

 

(1958; Lew Landers)

 

http://movies.netflix.com/WiMovie/Hot_Rod_Gang/70147224?trkid=1457044

 

MOVING VIOLATIONS

 

 

(1985; Neal Israel)

 

http://movies.netflix.com/WiMovie/Moving_Violations/70035219?trkid=2361637

 

REDLINE 7000

 

 

(1965; Howard Hawks)

 

http://movies.netflix.com/WiMovie/Redline_7000/70153783?trkid=1457044

 

SMOKEY AND THE BANDIT

 

 

(1977; Hal Needham)

 

http://movies.netflix.com/WiMovie/Smokey_and_the_Bandit/975578?trkid=2361637

 

SMOKEY AND THE BANDIT 2

 

 

(1980; Hal Needham)

 

http://movies.netflix.com/WiMovie/Smokey_and_the_Bandit_II/70000816?trkid=2361637

 

SMOKEY AND THE BANDIT PART 3

 

 

(1983; Dick Lowry)

 

http://movies.netflix.com/WiMovie/Smokey_and_the_Bandit_Part_3/70001042?trkid=2361637

 

STROKER ACE

 

 

(1983; Hal Needham)

 

http://movies.netflix.com/WiMovie/Stroker_Ace/1008770?trkid=2361637

 

TRUCKER

 

 

(2008; James Mottern)

 

http://movies.netflix.com/WiMovie/Trucker/70119869?trkid=2361637

 

ZERO TO SIXTY

 

 

(1978; Don Weis)

 

http://movies.netflix.com/WiMovie/Zero_to_Sixty/70147038?trkid=2361638

 

*WHITE LINE FEVER

 

 

(1975; Jonathan Kaplan)

 

http://www.crackle.com/c/White_Line_Fever/White_Line_Fever/2481449

 

 

*WHITE LINE FEVER is on Sony’s Crackle.com site, not Netflix (still accessible online and via Roku).

 

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