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Checkpoint, Movie, 1956 IMDB

Pictures provided by: Sunbar, chammo

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Also known as:

  • Straße des Todes (Austria)
  • Checkpoint - Straße des Todes (Germany)
  • Fartens vovehalse (Denmark)
  • Vauhdin huimapäät (Finland)
  • À tombeau ouvert (France)
  • Dipla mou kathotan o dolofonos (Greece)
  • Criminali sull'asfalto (Italy)
  • Fartens våghalsar (Sweden)

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Sunbar UK

2006-04-06 22:06

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A lot of early 1950s cars...mostly background cars.

I will add all I can whenever possible.

stronghold EN

2006-04-07 00:23

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Sunbar wrote A lot of early 1950s cars...mostly background cars.

I will add all I can whenever possible.

...that was quick mate..it was only shown on channel four this afternoon.!! ;)
ps..I can confirm ..loads of great cars in this movie ..ferrari's,maserati's,mercedes 300sl gullwing,lancia's,alfa-romeo's...even a fiat 8v ...! great stuff.!


-- Last edit: 2006-04-07 00:25:24

BeanBandit FI

2006-04-07 14:14

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Here the top 30 of Mille Miglia 1956, found some of the cars there, but not all.

http://www.jmfangio.org/gp1956brescia.htm

Sunbar UK

2006-04-07 14:34

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stronghold wrote
...that was quick mate..it was only shown on channel four this afternoon.!! ;)
ps..I can confirm ..loads of great cars in this movie ..ferrari's,maserati's,mercedes 300sl gullwing,lancia's,alfa-romeo's...even a fiat 8v ...! great stuff.!


I nearly didn't record the movie because the review said the acting was so bad.....but it was incredible just seeing the racing footage...well worth it.....this period was well before my time but it was more interesting than a lot of the more recent racing.


-- Last edit: 2006-04-07 14:34:36

stronghold EN

2006-04-07 16:00

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Yes ..I enjoyed it too (..even before my time.!!) ;)

stronghold EN

2006-04-07 16:10

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I believe you have more cars to add.? (..there's at least another Aston ..used by the same team ...with it's original front.)
ps..I never saw the Isetta in the background on my viewing.! (...well spotted.!) :)

-- Last edit: 2006-04-07 16:11:22

Jun JP

2006-04-07 16:16

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Great race scene :king:

Sunbar UK

2006-04-07 16:41

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stronghold wrote I believe you have more cars to add.? (..there's at least another Aston ..used by the same team ...with it's original front.)
ps..I never saw the Isetta in the background on my viewing.! (...well spotted.!) :)


I've lost count the number of times I've seen it (the movie) now....

I'm on the lookout for the other Aston Martin - I'll post it next if I can. :)


-- Last edit: 2006-04-07 16:41:56

stronghold EN

2006-04-07 16:49

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Sunbar wrote

I've lost count the number of times I've seen it (the movie) now....

I'm on the lookout for the other Aston Martin - I'll post it next if I can. :)

..it's seen a couple of times...I best remember it on the mountain pass ...while the main aston has stopped & the stars (anthony steel & stanley baker)..are rolling around on the ground.!
(..also a couple of Mercedes missing ..including the 300 sl gullwing I mentioned above.!)

-- Last edit: 2006-04-07 17:12:21

Sunbar UK

2006-04-07 19:13

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stronghold wrote
..it's seen a couple of times...I best remember it on the mountain pass ...while the main aston has stopped & the stars (anthony steel & stanley baker)..are rolling around on the ground.!
(..also a couple of Mercedes missing ..including the 300 sl gullwing I mentioned above.!)


Thanks....I know where to look now. :)

The Mercedes I've got already .....its stacked up with some other pictures waiting to be added to the site, got more Porsches, Lancias as well (I think).

Sunbar UK

2006-04-11 15:07

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All vehicles listed where possible. ;)

dickie US

2006-08-09 15:32

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Hello Folks, I've really enjoyed the vehicles from Checkpoint that you have posted. I saw the movie in 1957 in a theater in the USA. I had just gotten hooked on sports car racing at Marlboro Motor Raceway (http://www.na-motorsports.com/Tracks/MD/Marlboro.html and http://sports.groups.yahoo.com/group/Marlboro_Raceway/), in Maryland just outside Washington DC, in 1955 and I think I watched Checkpoint 4 or 5 times at the theater near my home where it was showing. I've been trying to track it down for quite a while now, but couldn't remember the title - I was pretty sure it was a one word title, but thought it was Racing, or Racers. Now that I have identified it properly, I'd like to watch it again to see if the racing and practice scenes were as good as I thought they were when I was 17 years old in 1957, but see that no VHS or DVD has ever been released, at least none that I have been able to locate.

I would greatly appreciate it if any of you have any ideas about how I could obtain a VHS or DVD of Checkpoint. I have a universal region DVD player which plays PAL format OK; however, I cannot play PAL VHS video, but I want to see this film again so much, I am willing to pay to convert a PAL VHS, if I can obtain one somehow, to NTSC format to watch it on my VCR. Thanx so much for any help any of you Checkpoint fans can provide me.

-- Last edit: 2006-08-09 15:34:57

Explorer4x4

2006-08-09 15:45

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eBay probably.

Sunbar UK

2006-08-09 22:47

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dickie, Following your post about wanting a copy of 'Checkpoint' I've been searching for my recording that the pictures were taken from. Unfortunately I don't believe I still have the disc that had the film on from April of this year when it was shown on UK TV. Although it was good enough to get the pictures of the cars, the recording was not complete because there was some picture break-up in the middle and at the end (it was taken from a digital-terrestrial broadcast and the signal was not that good). As a result I probably ditched the disc. I will continue to look for it but sadly I think its gone. The only chance I think is if it would be repeated again on TV as I cannot find that any DVD or video is available in the UK.

stronghold EN

2006-08-10 01:21

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I still have my copy from TV ...but I don't think it's a good idea to start dealing/trading in dvd/video's on this site.! (sorry)
this is the IMCDB policy :- (quote from our Help page)
"Do you sell movies? Do you sell vehicles? Can I download a movie from your site? "
No. As said above this site is only for information purpose, we do not sell anything, and do not distribute any movie.

-- Last edit: 2006-08-10 01:32:37

antp BE

2006-08-10 10:03

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I put that on the help page because I received few e-mails of people that wanted to get movies or vehicles listed on the site :D

dickie US

2006-08-10 15:51

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stronghold wrote I still have my copy from TV ...but I don't think it's a good idea to start dealing/trading in dvd/video's on this site.! (sorry)
this is the IMCDB policy :- (quote from our Help page)
"Do you sell movies? Do you sell vehicles? Can I download a movie from your site? "
No. As said above this site is only for information purpose, we do not sell anything, and do not distribute any movie.


I never had any intention to buy a movie from this site. I am only using it to contact others who have an appreciation for Checkpoint to explore the possibility of locating a video or DVD of the movie, then conduct the transaction directly. I entered my email address when I registered on the site, but I don't know how, if at all, another person can get access to it. The registration instructions said it is a good idea to enter an email address if you plan to participate in the forums, so apparently, contact between participants can be accomplished in a forum.

If you would be willing to discuss this directly with me, please let me know how I could contact you, or you me, through the site (I do not want to list my personal email in a comment on the site here), and I will never mention the topic of obtaining a viewable copy of Checkpoint on the site here again. Thanx.

davew US

2007-10-13 01:02

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Dickie -

Contact me at filmfestival@davewolin.com. I'd like to find Checkpoint also.

Sunbar UK

2009-01-05 11:57

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A background car seen briefly but not identified so separate listing removed...


[Image: unknownwhitecoupex9rr.6218.jpg]

Grille and front are only visible during 'wipe' transition from the previous scene.

Also two racing cars only partially seen, possibly the same model but not identified...
Number 4? and number 38.

[Image: checkpoint2pl9.th.jpg] [Image: 38uploaded6ps.th.jpg]

-- Last edit: 2009-01-05 13:48:46

dsl SX

2011-11-23 18:03

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DVD review in Classic and Sportscar (UK magazine) July 2011 issue, page 56. Says David Brown loaned a pair of Lagonda V12 prototypes "after failing in competition" to director Ralph Thomas, and they were rebadged as Warren-Ingrams. Race footage is 1956 Mille Miglia, but because Aston/Lagonda did not enter, the Le Mans-style start had to be a specially staged event filmed in Florence.

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