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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 <>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


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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Box Office


$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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In the scene at the reception after Sarti wins at Monaco, Hugo comments that Sarti can now talk to kings. Sarti replies that so can any man, but will the kings listen? Or something to that effect. This is an obvious paraphrase of a famous part of Shakespeare's Henry IV, Part I, Act III, Scene i, lines 53-55: Welshman Owen Glendower: "I can call spirits from the vasty deep." Harry Hotspur: "Why, so can I, or so can any man. But will they come when you do call for them?" See more »


After Jean Pierre crashes he is helped out of his car. He pulls his goggles part way down as they are now just under his lip and covering his chin. The view then cuts to a close-up of Jean Pierre's face and the goggles are not over his face any more. See more »


Jean-Pierre Sarti: Before you leave I want to tell you something. Not about the others, but about myself. I used to go to pieces. I'd see an accident like that and be so weak inside that I wanted to quit - stop the car and walk away. I could hardly make myself go past it. But I'm older now. When I see something really horrible, I put my foot down. Hard! Because I know that everyone else is lifting his.
Louise Frederickson: What a terrible way to win.
Jean-Pierre Sarti: No, there is no terrible way to win. There is only winning.
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A thrill to watch 35 years later....
14 May 2001 | by (Planet ScottT) – See all my reviews

The best motorsports film made. Frankenheimer received cooperation from all the F1 teams in filming this movie, allowing it to avoid the cheesy typical Hollywood race movie(Days of Thunder, Driven). His desire to display the sport as it really is, made this movie spectacular. The race footage was way ahead of it's time, and still creates a thrill in me whenever I watch it.

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