Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Fastest Thing on Reels: The Last Chase

The Last Chase is a 1981 science fiction film, featuring Lee Majors, Burgess Meredith and Chris Makepeace and directed by Martyn Burke. It was produced by Argosy Films.In a future United States, "the oil has run out" and all personal vehicles have been impounded by The Government. Franklyn Hart (Lee Majors), a former race car driver, decides to reassemble his race car hidden from confiscation, and sets out for "Free California" which has broken away from the new regime. He is aided by Ring (Chris Makepeace), a young technically savvy teen who feels alienated from this "social" society. Agents of the new government must stop Franklyn Hart at any cost to destroy what he represents, and the instability that such a desire for personal autonomy could mean to the society. An old Korean War veteran Captain J.G. Williams (Burgess Meredith) and his F-86 Sabre jet are called into service to chase down and destroy Franklyn Hart.

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