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Cast

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 ...
Lowrider
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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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You can lock your car. But if he wants it...it's GONE IN 60 SECONDS. See more »

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Action | Crime | Drama

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Release Date:

28 July 1974 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Gone in Sixty Seconds  »

Box Office

Budget:

$150,000 (estimated)

Gross:

SEK 4,009,703 (Sweden)
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Trivia

To achieve the effect of cars sliding into each other when hit by the patrol car at Moran Cadillac, the filmmakers put oil under the tires of the first few cars to help them slide. When it came time to do the stunt, it worked too well and many of the agency's own Cadillacs that were for sale were badly damaged. Director H.B. Halicki had to purchase all of them. See more »

Goofs

The clock on the desk of the Long Beach female police dispatcher continually jumps back and forth from 9:10 to 9:25. Also, this means that it is morning, but the chase takes place in the afternoon. See more »

Quotes

Maindrian Pace: This job is ruining my sex life.
Stanley Chase: Ah, who'd have sex with you anyway?
Maindrian Pace: Nobody you'd know, that's for sure.
[sees a Pantera with a pretty girl climbing out]
Maindrian Pace: Will you look at that!
Stanley Chase: Hey, I think I'm in love!
Maindrian Pace: I'm talking about the car, Stanley.
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Crazy Credits

The opening credits stop after only one acting credit: "Eleanor." See more »

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Featured in CineMaverick TV: Episode #1.15 (2012) See more »

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Chicken Dance
Music and Lyrics by 'Werner Thomas'
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Pure hokum

Most movie buffs will be more familar with the remade version starring Nicholas Cage. This movie however is so different and far far away from the remake. The format is the same. Very slow moving for its first segment with lots of jumping around and pointless scenes which have no relation to the plot and a minimum amount of dialogue. The finale of the movie is probably the ultimate in car chase scenes in history. A lenghty car chase with many smash ups on involving police cars. ( these were real members of the public who agreed to appear in the movie, but the cars were specifically bought, 150 in total) is a joy to watch and reminiscent of an episode of TV series "CHIPS".

Worth a look for those who want to make a comparison to the recent movie or those into high automative thrills so to speak. I like it beacuse it was so badly acted, so bad that it becomes enjoyable hokum. The DVD which I rented of this a few months ago while in Canada has behind the scenes footage which is worthy of note. Look out also for Gone in Seconds 2 made in 1982 starring Christopher Stone


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