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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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Izo Yamura (as Toshiro Mifune)
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Pat
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Nino Barlini (as Antonio Sabàto)
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Guido
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Monique Delvaux-Sarti (as Genevieve Page)
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Wallace Bennett (as Donal O'Brien)
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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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An international cast of stars in a passionate adventure that races across Europe's glamorous capitals. Filmed in Monte Carlo, England, Belgium, Germany and Italy. See more »

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Drama | Sport

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21 December 1966 (USA)  »

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A nagy verseny  »

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$9,000,000 (estimated)

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$20,845,016 (USA)
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(Westrex Recording System) (70 mm prints)| (35 mm prints)

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2.20 : 1
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John Frankenheimer refused to film cars moving slowly, then speed the film up. He felt the average moviegoer would be able to notice the difference. See more »

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During the Brands Hatch race, Phil Hill and Yamura are watching the action on track from the pit lane. They face the part of the circuit behind the pit lane. Pete Aron's car has developed a fault and Phil Hill shouts, noticing that Aron's car is leaking fuel. The cars continue around the circuit and come onto the pit-straight. Aron's car is now on fire. Phil Hill now proclaims 'it's on fire!' but he is still in the viewpoint that he was before, meaning that he would've been looking in completely the wrong direction and would not have seen the flaming car from that precise point. See more »

Quotes

Lisa: Are you never afraid?
Nino Barlini: Not ever.
Lisa: Why?
Nino Barlini: Because, I am immortal.
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Brilliant movie
4 August 2005 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Without a doubt, the greatest motor racing movie of all time! Steve McQueen's Le Mans doesn't come close. The storyline is OK but where this movie excels is in the groundbreaking cinematography. The shots of the old tracks particularly Spa and Monza are truly superb. Ever wanted to know what it's like to blast along the Masta straight down to Stavelot at Spa, you'll see it here. Want to know what driving on the steep Monza banking was like at 160+ mph, you'll see it here with in car footage. On top of that you've got circuits like Zandvoort in Holland which is not used for today's F1. These were the days when drivers partied the night before and after the race, when the sport was glamorous and exciting. The soundtrack is also brilliant. When oh when will we get the DVD version?


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