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10 Best Getaway Movies

10 Best Getaway Movies

Posted by Glenn Rowswell on 11th May 2012

1. CANNONBALL RUN (1981)
The getaway car:
Lamborghini Countach
Best moment: The Lamborghini chase with the Pontiac Firebird cop car in the opening credits.
Best quote: “Of course you know certain sceptics note that perhaps 10,000 of the nation’s most elite highway patrolmen are out there waiting for us after we start, but let’s stay positively: Think of the fact that there’s not one state in the 50 that has the death penalty for speeding… although I’m not so sure about Ohio.”

2. BULLIT (1968)
The getaway car: Dodge Charger R/T 440 Magnum
The best moment: The San Francisco car chase with Steve McQueen in a Ford Mustang 390 Fastback.
Best quote: “Look Chalmers, let’s understand each other… I don’t like you.”

3. ITALIAN JOB (1969)
The getaway cars: Mini Coopers
Best moment: Racing on the Fiat factory roof in Turin.
Best quote: “You wouldn’t hit a man with no trousers on, would you?”

4. RONIN (1998)
The getaway car: Audi S8
Best moment: The chase with the Citroen XM. Never has an XM looked so badass.
Best quote: “Either you’re part of the problem or you’re part of the solution, or you’re just part of the landscape.”

5. TAXI (1998)
The getaway car: Mercedes 500E V8
Best moment: The Peugeot 406 TAXI chasing the bad guys through the city centre street.
Best quote: “Do your interrogations always end up like this, or are you just trying to impress me?”

6. THE BLUES BROTHERS (1998)

The getaway car: 1974 Dodge Monaco Patrol Car
Best moment: Probably the largest police car pile up in movie history.
Best quote: “It’s a hundred and six miles to Chicago, we’ve got a full tank of gas, half a pack of cigarettes, it’s dark, and we’re wearing sunglasses.”

7. GONE IN 60 SECS (2000)
The getaway car: 1967 Shelby Mustang GT 500 (Eleanor)
Best moment: The final car jump as Eleanor skims the top of an ambulance and lands.
Best quote: “I just stole fifty cars in one night! I’m a little tired, little wired, and I think I deserve a little appreciation!”

8. SMOKEY AND THE BANDIT (1977)

The getaway car: 1977 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am SE
Best moment: Loads of great moments, but the jump across bridge is our pick. You can’t beat a flying Trans Am!
Best quote: “”For the good old American lifestyle. For the money, for the glory, and for the fun. Mostly for the money.”

9. THE ROCK (1996)

The getaway car: Hummer H1
Best moment: Every moment with Sean Connery is a winner, but this chase makes it for us!
Best quote: “I’m fed up saving your ass. I’m amazed you ever got past puberty.”

10. VANISHING POINT (1971)

The getaway car
: 1970 Dodge Challenger R/T 440 Magnum
Best moment: Anything and everything featuring the Challenger.
Best quote: “And there goes the Challenger, being chased by the blue, blue meanies on wheels. The vicious traffic squad cars are after our lone driver, the last American hero, the electric centaur, the, the demi-god, the super driver of the golden west!”