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Racing to Find the Greatest Movie Car Chases

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Racing to Find the Greatest Movie Car Chases

Racing to Find the Greatest Movie Car Chases

Racing to Find the Greatest Movie Car Chases

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What happens when you mess with Jimmy "Popeye" Doyle in 1971's French Connection. 20th Century Fox hide caption

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Ladies and gentlemen, start your engines: Talk of the Nation is hot on the trail of the best movie chase scene. Will it be a hit man in a Mini Cooper racing from the gendarmes on the cobbled streets of Paris? Or a killer cyborg gunning his Harley through the drainage canals of Los Angeles as the hope for the future clings to the back of the hog?

Guests:

Murray Horwitz, director and chief operating officer of the American Film Institute Silver Theater and Cultural Center in Silver Spring, Md.

Dario Bigi, a listener from New York City

Bud Ekins, retired stuntman; drove Steve McQueen's car in the movie Bullitt

Lonnie Shull, a listener from Salt Lake City

Web Extra: Full Movie List

The French Connection

The Bank Dick

The Keystone Kops

Ronin

Bullitt

The Blues Brothers

The Italian Job

The Transporter

Thunder Road