I watched John Carter and was in desperate need for a remedy. I needed some pure action and the first movie that caught my eye was the original Gone In 60 Seconds. Forget the Nicholas Cage remake, this 1974 flick is the shit! Director HB Halicki was a stuntman and car enthusiast and he also stars in the lead as a car thief who's offered $400,000 to steal 43 cars and have them delivered within 5 days. If you've seen the remake then you'll know the basics of the story, but you have missed out on the real action. This is amazing stuff. Nothing had been made like it before and Halicki used few actors with regular citizens playing most of the roles. The car chases are incredible and 40 minutes of the film are dedicated to an amazing chase sequence with 93 cars in total being wrecked. It's impressive stuff. You don't watch a movie like this for the acting and so commenting on performances is irrelevant. Its a stunt movie and its a ripper. Halicki followed it up with a thematic sequel called The Junkman which is pretty darn good and a 3rd one called Deadline Auto Theft... sadly he was killed while filming his official sequel, Gone In 60 Seconds 2. It was never completed. He made an impact and his on-camera car stunts paved the way for countless movies to follow including classics like Mad Max, Smokey & The Bandit and just about every other pursuit movie you can come up with.