Forget the gearstick-wrenching porn of the remake: H.B. Halicki’s original is a blue-collar caper about a cut-and-shut racket that hits a major snag.
The director casts himself as Maindrian Pace, an experienced car thief/insurance claims investigator who welds wrecked chassis numbers onto stolen vehicles and walks like Alvin Stardust after one blow-dry too many.
When an order for 48 top models needs to be filled by the weekend, Pace steals an uninsured car, lighting a flare for the cops.
Featuring a 40-minute chase that makes The Blues Brothers look like Scalextric, GI60S is a cult classic.