Smokey Bites the Dust (1981)

OK, sure the movie pretty much sucks, but it’s definitely worth it to see some cool car chases if you are a car chase fan. After realizing how many precious classic Dodge Chargers were destroyed during the “Dukes of Hazzard” TV run, it’s also kinda sad to see a hot ’57 Chevy banged up in chases (watch the disappearing dents, they used more than one of course) but the highlight definitely is that great crash by the ’57 through the roof (where of course, McNichol simply keeps driving after the car lands). This chase, with the ’57 Chevy, just may be one of the greatest car chases ever put on film actually, it’s just too bad it’s in a comedy and not a ‘serious’ film.

The comedy is definitely bad, with maybe the funniest scene probably being the truck driver who backs in McNichols’ way in an alley, who says “nooo!” with a hilarious look on his face. So hey, pick this one up off ebay for the chases, and watch with the volume turned off when you can to avoid the painful dialogue.