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Grand Prix (1966)

Approved | | Drama, Sport | 21 December 1966 (USA)
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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Louise Frederickson
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Izo Yamura (as Toshiro Mifune)
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Scott Stoddard
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Pat
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Nino Barlini (as Antonio Sabàto)
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Lisa
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Agostini Manetta
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Hugo Simon
Enzo Fiermonte ...
Guido
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Monique Delvaux-Sarti (as Genevieve Page)
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Jeff Jordan
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Wallace Bennett (as Donal O'Brien)
Jean Michaud ...
Children's Father
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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 <g0mb@unb.ca>

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CINERAMA sweeps YOU into a drama of speed and spectacle! See more »

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Drama | Sport

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Approved | See all certifications »
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21 December 1966 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A nagy verseny  »

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$9,000,000 (estimated)
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(Westrex Recording System) (70 mm prints)| (35 mm prints)

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(Metrocolor)

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2.20 : 1
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Steve McQueen was the early choice for the lead role. A first meeting with producer Edward Lewis went very badly and McQueen showed no further public interest in the role. However, privately he was fuming, and he chose not to speak with his friend, and next-door neighbor, who just happened to be James Garner, for the next four years. He later starred in another racing movie, Le Mans (1971). See more »

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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 »

Quotes

Nino Barlini: And what do you think of this man? In the middle of the race, he decides to take a swim! It cost me two seconds!
Jean-Pierre Sarti: Pete, do you ever get tired, of the driving?
Pete Aron: No.
Jean-Pierre Sarti: Lately, I sometimes get very tired, you know? Very tired.
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Edited into Pushing the Limit: The Making of 'Grand Prix' (2006) See more »

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A must-see for all Formula One fans.
30 July 1999 | by (Kitchener, Ontario) – See all my reviews

If you are a racing fan, then this movie is a must. The in-car camera shots are amazing, and put to shame the pictures we get today, from real races with modern technology. It serves as a great historical piece, with wonderful shots of the old Spa circuit and the oval banking at Monza. The effects are amazing. They somehow made it look like James Garner was actually driving the car, with another car buzzing behind him. The crash scenes are very spectacular. In terms of the story, it is OK, and improves greatly during the last race, where flashbacks are featured on each driver, and the suspense builds. It`s probably best seen on the biggest screen you can find.


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