Before James Brolin was a local sheriff in 1977's ''The Car,'' he was in Gotham
James Brolin fought against an evil car and visited Gotham three times.
"Wade, that car flew into that house four feet off the ground... there was no driver in the car."
A possessed car on a murderous rampage in a small town sounds like an interesting plot, right? Well, in 1977, it happened. Not in real life—in the fictional world of cinema. The Car is about a small desert town that becomes the home to several murders after a possessed, powerful vehicle targets them all.
In the old-school, '70s movie fashion, the only one who can stop this car is a sheriff—Sheriff Wade Parent, to be exact. He was left in charge after Sheriff Everett Peck fell victim to the car. The film starts with two cyclists riding through a canyon when all of a sudden, a mysterious car begins to follow them. The car is customized, has no license plate, and is matte black. That seems like a pretty cool ride, right? Well, no—especially since it's driving on its own.
You'll be able to indulge in the movie this Saturday on Svengoolie at 8P | 7C.
Actor James Brolin portrayed the hero sheriff that takes on the dangerous task of defeating the vehicle, but before he became a resident in the small town, Brolin was on the streets of Gotham City.
The actor was in two episodes of Batman in season two: "The Cat and the Fiddle" as a driver and "The Catwoman Goeth" as Reggie. He also made an appearance as Kid Gulliver in the season three episode "Ring Around the Riddler."
For many, you probably remember his Kid Gulliver (the Champ) character the most, as the Riddler kidnapped and brainwashed him into throwing his next fight because he wanted to control prize fighting in Gotham.
As you watch Saturday's movie, The Car, think about how James Brolin challenged a possessed car and survived in Gotham. A true hero.