In honor of Leap Year, here’s a car chase from a 1979 Japanese movie whose title translates as “The Man Who Stole the Sun.” It’s got a plot, but we haven’t seen it, so let’s just cut to the chase (haha).
The guy in the RX-7 (quite the hot new ride at the time) is a junior high school science teacher who breaks into a nuclear powerplant, steals a chunk of plutonium, and makes a homemade nuclear bomb to threaten the government. He’s pursued by a gruff cop in a brown Cosmo and a fleet of the typical inept patrol car drivers that love to crash into things and flip unnecessarily. So where’s the Leap Year tie-in to all of this? Oh, at about 0:58.