The Last Chase
Six words: Burgess Meredith in a fighter jet.Twenty-three words: Burgess Meredith in a fighter jet hunting Lee Majors driving across the United States in a future dystopia where cars had been outlawed.The rest of the movie is every bit as weird. And then some.For the Mystery Science Theater 3000 version, please go to the episode recap page.Tropes describing this movie:
- Artistic License – Chemistry and Artistic License – Physics: some of the plot elements rely a lot on rust and evaporation not having any affect on making repairs and finding gasoline years after cars had been outlawed.
- Car Chase: involving a fighter jet since the dictatorship foolishly disbanded all other cars and were stuck with slow-moving golf carts and buses.
- Cool Car
- Cool Plane
- Heroic Sacrifice
- The Last Title: The title.
- Recycled Script: shares a lot with the Rush song "Red Barchetta" which itself was based on a Richard Foster short story "A Nice Morning Drive."
- Worthy Opponent: Meredith's pilot starts seeing Majors as this, leading to a Heel-Face Turn