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Car chase from 70s "Shadows in an Empty Room" = carspotting nirvana

Until yesterday, I’d never heard of “Shadows in an Empty Room.” But hot damn, I want to see it now, to see this car chase in context:

In the first two minutes alone:

  • The Buick Special or Skylark driven by the movie’s hero, Tony Saitta, played by Stuart Whitman
  • The green Mustang driven by the villain, who I haven’t yet identified
  • A sweet peach (?!) Corvette in a parking lot
  • Lime green Pontiac Parisienne (?)
  • Cool red GMC panel truck
  • Datsun B210

And there’s EIGHT MORE MINUTES OF CHASIN’ TO BE DONE.

During that eight minutes, one toll booth meets an untimely end, and both cars (as you can see by the screengrab) take a licking, as they traverse the streets of mid-seventies Montreal.

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According to this blogger, the chase was directed by Rémy Julienne, who also did The Italian Job and a bunch of Bond films. Well done, sir!

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