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Gone in 60 Seconds (1974)

PG  |   |  Action, Crime, Drama  |  28 July 1974 (USA)
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Insurance investigator Maindrian Pace and his team lead double-lives as unstoppable car thieves. When a South American drug lord pays Pace to steal 48 cars for him, all but one, a 1973 Ford... See full summary »

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Complete credited cast:
H.B. Halicki ...
Marion Busia ...
Jerry Daugirda ...
James McIntyre ...
George Cole ...
Ronald Halicki ...
Markos Kotsikos ...
Butch Stockton ...
1-Baker-11 detective (driver)
Phil Woods ...
1-Baker-11 detective (passenger)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
J.C. Agajanian Jr. ...
Light Blue Unmarked Detective
Christopher J.C. Agajanian ...
Himself
Gary Bettenhausen ...
Himself
Edward Booker ...
Lowrider
Anthony Cole ...
Lowrider
Mark Cole ...
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Insurance investigator Maindrian Pace and his team lead double-lives as unstoppable car thieves. When a South American drug lord pays Pace to steal 48 cars for him, all but one, a 1973 Ford Mustang, are in the bag. As Pace prepares to rip-off the fastback, codenamed "Eleanor", in Long Beach, he is unaware that his boss has tipped off the police after a business dispute. Detectives are waiting and pursue Pace through five cities as he desperately tries to get away. Written by Paul Morris

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28 July 1974 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Gone in Sixty Seconds  »

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SEK 4,009,703 (Sweden)
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Trivia

When Pumpkin tells Maindrian that they have to give Eleanor back because the car is not insured, Maindrian reads the owner's address from a newspaper - 18511 Mariposa, Gardena. This was in fact director/star H.B. Halicki's own real home address at the time. See more »

Goofs

As Maindrian exits the Chrysler dealership while towing the Challenger, the shot from inside the tow truck shows a jogger (in yellow) on the sidewalk jogging across the exit from the car lot. In the next shot, shown outside the tow truck, the jogger is nowhere to be seen. See more »

Quotes

Eugene Chase: [on phone] I need to speak with Sergeant Hawkins.
Hawkins: Hawkins.
Eugene Chase: You want to catch that car-theft ring that's been bothering you? Well put a stakeout at the International Towers in Long Beach!
Hawkins: Who is this?
[Eugene hangs up]
Eugene Chase: I'll fix you, Mr. Big-Shot.
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Crazy Credits

The ending credits in the 2001 DVD release features footage of H.B. Halicki's widow, Denice Shakarian Halicki, riding in "Eleanor." See more »

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Watch it for the Cars, Not the Cast
10 November 2001 | by (Connecticut) – See all my reviews

A "great movie" is not necessarily one that combines superb acting, character development, intelligent comedy and artistic direction. Instead, a great movie is one that succeeds in doing what it set out to do, and therefore the original Gone in 60 Seconds is great indeed.

The car chase scenes in this movie are superior to all others. The 40 minute chase at the end of the movie is obviously cinematic history, but the chase that excited me the most was when the tow truck was trying (and succeeding) to outrun the police. Critics of this movie fail to understand the joy that is brought to a car-loving audience such as myself when a tow truck with an actual car in tow powerslides and fishtails and eventually gets away. This is not something you see in modern high-budget car chase movies. This is the type of genius you see only in a movie created by a guy who really knows the subject matter.

If you want quality acting, well-written drama, and striking cinematography, go elsewhere... it's as simple as that. The world only needs one Lawrence of Arabia. But if you want to be stunned with incredible action scenes featuring REAL cars (instead of oh, say a Lincoln Navigator like the one in the remake), pick up a copy of this movie. And if you must have something to accompany the car chases, listen closely to the dialogue; while it may not be poetic enough for some people's ears, it'll make you laugh whether the writer intended it or not.


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