Same guy that did Bullit and the French Connection.
70s car chases were the best because the cars were giant fucking tanks with sloppy-ass suspension, they bounced and slid and flopped all over the road / through orange carts.
Roads and driving styles recognized from playing too much GTAIV
Look at those adorable cops, they don't even have kevlar vests and helmets! And that's a normal car and not some hyper-aggressive mine-resistant ambush protected vehicle! What a quaint and naive time it must have been.
Hmm, I thought Roy Scheider was driving an early 1970s Pontiac Le Mans, but, according to IMCDb.org , it's a 1973 Pontiac Ventura.
Very similar front ends, although I suppose that's to be expected from the same GM marque.
If anyone cares, the other car in the chase is a 1973 Pontiac Grand Ville, and the police car is a 1968 Plymouth Fury.
I came across this film late on TV one night just a few minutes before the car chase; it has that certain viscerality that a lot of heavily CGI'd car chases are missing today.
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