Leap for Joy: Holy Jumping Mazdas!

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.

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5 Responses to Leap for Joy: Holy Jumping Mazdas!

  1. John said:

    That was one hell of a way to make his car a convertible.

  2. Jnostalgics said:

    The actor almost got an eyeful of glass shards, too!

  3. KurumaOtaku said:

    I like how the RX-7 looks magically new even after that huge jump over the semi.
    Mazdas sure are amazing cars.

  4. Jnostalgics said:

    Haha, I know, right? The front end was completely fubar’ed.

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