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The Junkman was a 1982 independent film which spent two years in production. To make the film, H.B. 'Toby' Halicki used his own personal collection of over 200 cars, toys, and guns together with some brand new cars:

Halicki featured Eleanor, a smashed up 1973 Ford Mustang Mach 1, 1973 Stutz Blackhawk, 1973 Plymouth Satellite, 1973 Pontiac Grand Prix, 1972 Ferrari Daytona, 1974 Bricklin SV-1, 1974 Plymouth Satellite in the film.

Plot summary

Junkman was set in a high stakes world of wealth, glamour, and power. Harlan B. Hollis (H.B. 'Toby' Halicki) struggles to stay alive when a jealous company partner (Christopher Stone) hires three goons (Tony Ostermeir, Dave Logue, and Rita Rickard) to kill him. The partner resents Hollis for making the movie Gone in 60 Seconds which is premiering at the Los Angelesmarker Theater.

As Hollis drives to the James Dean festival, he's unaware that killers are tracking his every move. The fast and furious race to avoid their net, stay alive and discover who is behind this lethal plan will take Hollis through a fiery battle leaving highways and city streets a series of blazing junkyards.

Hollis is ambushed in his car by a trio of assassins. The entire first hour of the film is dominated by the ensuing chase. Left for dead, Hollis manages to escape a fiery death and heads back to Los Angelesmarker to figure out who's trying to kill him.

Hollis manages to get back to his ranch to get his daughter Kelly's piggy bank and then takes a cab to see his friend Hoyt (Hoyt Axton) to ask him to loan him his brand new 1981 Chevrolet Corvette. With the aid of a news crew and the Goodyear Blimp, he discovers the villain and stops a bomb from going off at the theater where his new film is being premiered.

Soundtrack and DVD release

The original film had a soundtrack that included some rare rock & roll tracks including "Let's Put the Fun Back in Rock & Roll" by Freddy Cannon and The Belmonts, "Shake it Sally" by Cannon and the Belmonts with Bo Diddley, and "James Dean and the Junkman" by Hoyt Axton. For the DVD release the entire soundtrack was replaced with a score of generic synthesizer music. The DVD did not, however, include a "this film has been modified from its original version" disclaimer.

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