As my aging mind is failing me again, I’m remembering a scene from a movie that I’m pretty sure was SF (albeit happening on present-day Earth), but I can’t connect it with the movie. This has worked before – so help me out again and help repair the synapses…Read More for the description.
The movie was probably early 80s, maybe late 70s. The details may be a bit wrong…if I’m really not sure, it will be in italics.
I only remember one scene, and I remember thinking it was part of Capricorn One, but it isn’t.
Two or three men (astronauts?) are on the run from government agents, who are attempting to stop them as they know some secret).
The scene I remember is a road chase scene, with the men in a stolen gasoline (or other flammable liquid) tanker truck, and the agents following in a car.
During the chase, in order to get away one of the men climbs to the back of the truck and opens the valve, pouring the fuel onto the road behind them, thus under the pursuing vehicle. The agents fire guns and hit the man, but before falling to his death, he closes the valve, and somehow ignites the fuel.
I don’t recall the exact result, but it at least somehow allows their escape.
I believe the men were wearing some sort of uniform-style jumpsuits.
Anyone recall this scene, and the movie it belongs to? I’m pretty sure it was an SF film.