Sunday, May 29, 2016

(Unfinished) Movie Review: Gone In 60 Seconds II

Gone In 60 Seconds II
H.B. Halicki Mercantile Co., USA, 1989.
This one is included in Mill Creek Entertainment's Fast as Hell 3 Movie Collection.

This is a very short review about H.B. 'Toby' Halicki's last and unfinished film.

Car thief Maindrian Pace (H.B. 'Toby' Halicki) returns and steals a truck. While escaping cops, he wrecks dozens of cars. Then he nicks an experimental  Slicer vehicle. Slicer is a wedge-shaper car that can throw off any obstacle on its way. Maindrian uses the car and destroys about half of the police cars in Los Angeles.
H.B. 'Toby' Halicki
Maindrian Pace is back
Truck car-nage!
Slicer in action
H.B. Halicki's final film was left unfinished. He was killed doing a stunt with a water tower when a falling power pole tragically hit him. Only 33 minutes of the movie was filmed. Halicki bought 400 cars for the movie in attempt to break the Guinness World Record of most destroyed vehicles in a movie. The filmed material shows a respectable amount of car-nage but very little more. There are couple of characters that are meant to be comical and lots of extras give high five to Slicer. Without any knowledge of the plot it is unknown if it would have been a hit ultimate chase movie or more of a gimmick film that would have gotten repetitive with bad acting and too many crash scenes. We will never know.
Comical character
The fatal water tower
Rating: Not applicable

Starring: H.B. Halicki, ?
Director: H.B. Halicki

2 comments:

  1. That sounds like a cult classic in the making. A pity it never got finished.

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    1. Indeed. The weird design of Slicer alone gives it extra cult potential.

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