In order to track down bail jumpers, Ralph 'Papa'
Thorson (Steve McQueen) goes on a series of routine and
not-so-routine searches. Sometimes he takes down his quarry easily.
At other times, he's forced to extreme measures which result in the
injury or death of a lawbreaker. And then again, there are other
moments when his own life is on the line. It's all enough to make
Thorson question what he has done with his life.
(56k): Thorson chases a bail jumper atop a speeding
(4k): The video box cover of The Hunter, with a different
view of the above scene.
Facts about the movie
- The Hunter was Steve McQueen's last
film before his death.
- In the film, a Ravenswood express (which
doesn't exist anyway) starts on Track 1 at Wilson,
loops the west side via Lake Street and then traveling southbound,
passes through Wilson
again, past the Wilson shops and enters the State Street subway at
a completely illogical routing.
- McQueen (and his stuntman) ends up riding on
the roof of a 6000,
specially retrofitted for the movie with a plywood platform, lots
of things to hold onto, and a couple of double trolley poles that
look like they came off a Cincinnati streetcar.
(All clips and pictures are © 1980 Universal
Amusing comedy about Wayne Campbell (Mike Myers)
and Garth Algar (Dana Carvey), a couple of Aurora slackers whose
successful cable-access show is acquired and altered by sleazy media
director Benjamin Oliver (Rob Lowe), who also has his eyes set on
Wayne's beautiful musician girlfriend, Cassandra (Tia
(68k): Wayne and Cassandra drive up the Kennedy Expressway,
passing the Montrose (O'Hare) "L" station.
trains pass outside the building where the new Wayne's World is
(All clips and pictures are © 1992 Paramount