Screenplay is from Richard Unekis novel The Chase, but what little narrative or characterization shows up on screen could barely fill an abridged short story. Racing enthusiasts Peter Fonda and Adam Roarke steal $150,000 from a supermarket manager (Roddy McDowall, strangely unbilled) in order to purchase a competition sports car. Joined by sluttish Susan George, they careen around rural California with the law (demonic Vic Morrow) in pursuit.
With more than a third of the footage devoted to spectacular chases and collisions deftly staged by stunt coordinator Al Wyatt, there’s little time left to hint at the reasons for Fonda’s increasingly unappetizing monomania.
Cast performs ably. Fonda is less wooden than usual.