Re: Best Movie Chase Scene?
The original Gone in 60 Seconds was amazing because the damage to the car is accumulated throughout the chase (making pretty much all modern chase scenes irrelevant to this discussion), and in many cases there are either no skid marks, or only one set, visible on the final take (making all "made for TV" car chases irrelevant).
Bullitt gets far more attention because it was a bigger movie and had a huge budget. GI60S was self funded and had a tiny budget. Watch the number of cars destroyed in it (and not as gratuitously as that sounds) and marvel at the expense / balls of the film's producer.
However, neither of them rates as high as the original Italian Job. That takes all of the cake. The scene where they jump the three cars from the roof of one 5 story building to another was shot only once (and the film director FORGOT to arrange for a crane shot, which would have made it more clear just how death defying that stunt really was) because the stunt drivers and the film maker simply didn't dare risk doing it a second time. That alone is the most death defying car stunt probably ever filmed. Add to it the race through the sewer, through the river, onto the roof of the Turin soccer stadium, through the shopping plaza (which was the inspiration for the Blues Brother's "man this malls got everything" scene) and on and on, plus the amazing ending to that movie makes it my winner. Also, minis are awesome.