Car Chase | Offscreen
The 1970s were the highlight days of car chase movies, with American trendsetters such as “French Connection” or “Bullit” and Italian low budget police films (poliziotteschi). In this last genre, "Poliziotto sprint" is exceptional because the film is such a hallucinatory accumulation of pursuit races that the stunt racer star of that time, Rémi Julienne, steals the spotlight from the transalpin Inspector Harry, Maurizio Merli. "The Driver", Walter Hill's second movie ("The Warriors") pops up in the late 1970s, quite some time behind his glorious American predecessors. Nonetheless, the young director succeeds in joining the top A-list of legendary car chases. Nicolas Winding Refn brings a tribute to this movie with his "Drive".
An elite police inspector from Rome, a fiery young policeman, is accused by his superiors of causing the death of his buddy in a dangerous and spectacular pursuit while hunting down some mob members. A sturdy action movie with spectacular car stunts.