The Seven-Ups Car Chase

If you had asked me yesterday to name my five favourite car chase scenes in movies, I’d probably have gone for the obvious ones; Bullitt, The French Connection and Ronin, and I would have drawn upon my love of 007 and picked one his many memorable chases around a European mountainside. I’d finish the selection with an oddball choice such as the Highway scene from The Matrix Reloaded.

That would have been a pretty good selection but then today I caught the high-speed duel between a Pontiac Ventura Sprint coupe and a Pontiac Grand Ville from 1973 movie “The Seven-Ups”. Directed by Philip D’Antoni (who produced Bullitt and The French Connection), this New York pursuit is a great scene that had me glued to the screen for its 10 minute duration. If you’ve not seen it, do yourself a favour and watch it on YouTube.

The Seven-Ups gets a respectable 6.8 over at IMDb if you want to catch the whole film.

Hayden Yale

Child of the 80's. Born, raised and living in the Cheshire countryside, England.Lover of fan art, especially if it is based on my childhood heroes from Masters of the Universe, Thundercats, Transformers and TMNT. Penchant for almost anything retro, especially movies, games and art.

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