Let these films sat­isfy your need for speed

The Washington Times Daily - - Auto -

Car guys and gals love their ve­hi­cles, but they also love their movies about cars. When not tool­ing around in your ride this spring and sum­mer, the fol­low­ing car movies should sat­isfy your need for speed.

Bul­litt (1968): Steve Mcqueen stars as the San Fran­cisco cop look­ing to find the king­pin who killed the wit­ness un­der his pro­tec­tion. The ac­tor did much of the driv­ing of the ‘68 Mus­tang in this movie, leav­ing only the riski­est ma­neu­vers to his stunt dou­ble.

Amer­i­can Graf­fiti (1973): A com­ing of age movie set in the 1960s about four teenagers go­ing off to col­lege. They spend one last sum­mer cruis­ing the Sunset Strip and get­ting into trou­ble. Star­ring Richard Drey­fuss, Har­ri­son Ford and Ron Howard, this clas­sic was di­rected by Ge­orge Lu­cas of “Star Wars” fame.

The Can­non­ball Run (1983): Ec­cen­tric com­peti­tors en­gage in an il­le­gal cross-coun­try car race. A who’s who of stars, in­clud­ing Burt Reynolds, Jackie Chan, Far­rah Fawcett, Dom Deluise, and Dean Martin star in this ac­tion-packed flick.

Gone in Sixty Sec­onds (2000): A re­tired car thief must get back into the busi­ness, steal­ing 50 cars in one night to save the life of his brother. Stars Ni­cholas Cage and Angelina Jolie.

The Fast and the Fu­ri­ous (2001): An un­der­cover cop in­fil­trates the un­der­belly of Los An­ge­les street rac­ers. This movie spawned a se­ries of se­quels with more au­to­mo­tive spe­cial ef­fects than sub­stance.

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