Fast and Furious Week: Redux Review Roundup

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Back in early March, when Universal Studios announced that the ninth Fast & Furious movie in the “Fast Saga,” officially titled F9, would be pushed back from its May 22, 2020, North American premiere to April 2, 2021, as result of the coronavirus, our positraction wheels started turning. . . .

Yeah, we’re at it, again.

So from Sunday, August 2, to Saturday, August 8, we rolled out forty film reviews that encompassed the films of the Fast & Furious franchise and its rubber-burning inspirations from the ’50s through the ’90s. The parking lot — uh, our review slots — got so crowded, the car flick reviews even took over our weekly “Drive-In Friday” featurette with six hot-rod n’ road racin’ films from the 1950s and our monthly “Exploring” featurette with an examination of the “Clones of the Fast and the Furious.” And we even got Mill Creek involved (poor them) as we included films from their Savage Cinema box set — that set, and all of the movies we reviewed in August — are link’d up in our “Savage Cinema (and “Fast and Furious Week”) Recap!

Well, guess what? That still wasn’t enough . . . as one car flick led into another, then another . . . before we knew it, we had another 30-plus reviews. Did we finally get them all? We think so.

But this is B&S About Movies. And we never say “never” when it comes to movies. Here’s the list of our reviews from Sunday, December 6, to Saturday, December 12, for our “Fast & Furious Week Two Redux”:

Gone in Sixty Seconds (1974)
Double Nickels (1977)
The Junkman (1982)
Deadline Theft Auto (1983)
Shaker Run (1985)
Freedom (1982)
Hot Rod (1979)
The Last Chase (1981)
Corky (1973)
The Last American Hero (1973)
The Last Run (1971)
King of the Mountain (1981)
The Driver (1978)
No Man’s Land (1987)
The California Kid (1974)
Fast Charlie . . . the Moonbeam Rider (1979)
Flash and the Firecat (1975)
Dixie Dynamite (1976)
Drag Strip Girl (1957)
The Racers (1955)
Dirty Mary, Crazy Larry (1973)
The Choppers (1961)
Thunder in Carolina (1960)
Speedtrap (1977)
Pit Stop (1967)
Car Crash (1981)
Moving Violation (1976)
Drag Racer (1972)
Safari 3000 (1982)
Checkered Flag or Crash (1977)
Run, Angel, Run! (1969)
Supervan (1977)
Rad (1986)
Used Cars (1980)
Joyride to Nowhere (1977)
The Ghost of Dragstrip Hollow (1959)
Frankenstein Created Bikers (2016)
Crash! (1977)
Killing Car (1993)
Dear God No (2011)
The Checkered Flag (1963; from our “William Grefe Week“)
Racing Fever (1964, yeah, we know it boats, work with us)

Drive-In Friday: Elvis Racing Night
Viva Las Vegas (1964)
Spinout (1966)
Speedway (1968)

Drive-In Friday: Drag Racing Docs Night
Funny Car Summer (1973)
Wheels on Fire (1973)
Wheels of Fire (1972)
Seven-Second Love Affair (1966)

Doh! And we still still didn’t get to all of them! Here’s the ones we had on our list but didn’t get to watch, well, one day!

The Gumball Rally (1976)
The Young Racers (1963)
Catch Me If You Can (1989)
The Devil’s Hairpin (1957)
Hot Rods to Hell (1967)
Licensed to Drive (1987)

So wraps our second tribute week to the franchise of . . .

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