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Train wreck at Montparnasse (October 22, 1895) by Studio Lévy and Sons.
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Train wreck at Montparnasse (October 22, 1895) by Studio Lévy and Sons.

Car chase often describes the pursuit of a criminal by police, and is increasingly captured on film from media and police helicopters.

In movies and television a car chase is a scene involving one or more automobiles persuing and/or being pursued by other vehicles. Car chases are ubiquitous to the action movie genre, and some movies are almost entirely built around car chases. They are highly popular among the media, the filmaking industry, and movie and TV audiences because they are often highly dramatic and intense, but they are not prohibitively expensive or dangerous to shoot. Car chases such as those on the silver screen and TV often "star" high powered, exotic vehicles.



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