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      10-16-2012, 09:42 AM   #38
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Originally Posted by paradocs98 View Post
I fear you're not too far off, my man. I saw a pretty cheesy but entertaining movie on HBO as a kid back in the early '80s starring Lee "Six-Million-Dollar Man" Majors as a former race car driver who rebels against a government that forbids anyone from owning personal transportation, i.e. the automobile. I've thought about that movie a lot recently, and how certain decisions made by politicians of our era and world are to an extent foreshadowed by that forgotten film. (Wow, nice alliteration!)

Here's a plot summary and a link:

Plot Summary for
The Last Chase (1981) More at IMDbPro

In a future United States, the only transport available to an individual is public transportation. Predicated on an assertion that "the oil has run out", an increasingly totalitarian central government has ordered all personal vehicles be impounded by law. One man, a former race car driver, yearns again for his ability to choose his own roads and destiny. He reassembles his race car hidden from confiscation, and sets out for "Free California" which has broken away from the new regime, aided by a young technically savvy teen who feels alienated from this "social" society. Agents of the new government must stop this man at any cost to destroy the symbology he represents, and the instability that such a desire for personal autonomy could mean to the society. An old Korean War veteran and his F-86 Sabre jet are called into service to chase down this dangerous man, and end his flouting of the will of the state. In the words of one of the government agents, "People going where they want to, where they want to. This could set us back to the 1980s." Written by AGC

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