Grand Prix (1966)

Approved  |   |  Drama, Sport  |  21 December 1966 (USA)
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American Grand Prix driver Pete Aron is fired by his Jordan-BRM racing team after a crash at Monaco that injures his British teammate, Scott Stoddard. While Stoddard struggles to recover, ... See full summary »



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Louise Frederickson
Jean-Pierre Sarti
Brian Bedford ...
Scott Stoddard
Antonio Sabato ...
Nino Barlini
Françoise Hardy ...
Agostini Manetta
Claude Dauphin ...
Hugo Simon
Enzo Fiermonte ...
Monique Delvaux-Sarti
Jack Watson ...
Jeff Jordan
Donald O'Brien ...
Wallace Bennett (as Donal O'Brien)
Jean Michaud ...
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American Grand Prix driver Pete Aron is fired by his Jordan-BRM racing team after a crash at Monaco that injures his British teammate, Scott Stoddard. While Stoddard struggles to recover, Aron begins to drive for the Japanese Yamura team, and becomes romantically involved with Stoddard's estranged wife. Written by Damian Penny <>

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CINERAMA sweeps YOU into a drama of speed and spectacle!


Drama | Sport


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Release Date:

21 December 1966 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A nagy verseny  »

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$9,000,000 (estimated)

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Sound Mix:

(Westrex Recording System) (70 mm prints)| (35 mm prints)



Aspect Ratio:

2.20 : 1
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Filming required the use of all existing Panavision 65mm cameras. See more »


When Scott Stoddard's car crashes in the first Grand Prix race you can see a white tendril of smoke shooting out towards the car. This is the hydrogen pump used to propel the fake formula 1 car with a dummy in it to make the crash seem more realistic and should not be in the shot. See more »


Nino Barlini: I used to think nothing could be better than motorbike racing. Three times I am a World Champion on my motorbike. I am happy. Then I go into one of these, these cars: you sit in a box, a coffin, gasoline all around you. It is like being inside a bomb! Crazy, but of course the cars are faster, and that is the most important thing.
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Referenced in Steve McQueen: The Man & Le Mans (2015) See more »

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The BEST Racing Movie
22 August 2001 | by (Illinois) – See all my reviews

If you've seen Days of Thunder and Driven you probably laughed at some of the unrealistic stunts and the silly storylines. Grand Prix is by far the best racing movie out there. The racing scenes are realistic and exciting. James Garner portrays a US Formula 1 driver with wonderful action scenes. If you liked drivers like Jimmy Clark, you'll love this movie.

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