Before Lightning McQueen, there was a race driver and iconic actor named Steve McQueen who took the wheel for three weeks of shooting to give us Hollywood’s first big-time car chase. The masterfully-edited Mustang vs. Charger set piece lasts only nine minutes on screen (try to spot the green VW Beetle) but McQueen carries the rest on foot.
Director: Peter Yates
Screenplay by: Alan R. Trustman, Harry Kleiner
Starring: Jacqueline Bisset,Robert Vaughn,Steve McQueen
Major nominations on original release : BAFTA for Best Director, Supporting Actor (Vaughn)See all nominees