Starring Lee Majors and Burgess Meredith, The Last Chase (1981) has a plot that - depending on your point of view - is either incredibly dated or incredibly timely. (In either case, I think we'd all agree that it's quite silly.) In short, Majors is a frustrated former race-car driver who lives in a world that has run out of gas. As a result, the government has outlawed all personal-use cars. After a few decades of working for the government's public transit system, Majors decides he's had enough, rebuilds his old car, and heads for the "free republic" of California. In an effort to stop him, the government recruits a former fighter pilot (Meredith) to chase (the last chase, one might say) after him in a jet plane. Seems like there would be less extreme (and more effective) ways to stop a car than with a jet, but I'm no expert on the ins and outs of running an oppressive government.

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