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Thursday, February 3, 2011

TRAILER – The Seven-Ups (1973)

Director Philip D’Antoni was no stranger to tough, gritty cop thrillers when he directed 1973’s The Seven-Ups. And with a resume that included production credits for such films as Bullitt and The French Connection, he knew his way around a car chase, and the one in Seven-Ups rivals the classics from his earlier productions. Once again relying on legendary stunt driver Bill Hickman to help stage the amazing car stunts, D’Antoni creates a sequence so well staged in its fury that it can arguably stand as the greatest chase of all time. Car chases aside, the film is a solid thriller with a standout performance from Roy Scheider. Modern day audiences may find the pacing a bit slow, but for fans of good action films, and you know who you are, you can’t go wrong with The Seven-Ups.