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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 ...
Gary Bettenhausen ...
Edward Booker ...
Anthony Cole ...
Mark Cole ...


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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Let the wrecking begin See more »


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Release Date:

28 July 1974 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Gone in Sixty Seconds  »

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SEK 4,009,703 (Sweden)

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The final "big jump" went 30 feet high and cleared 128 feet; Halicki suffered a compressed spine in the landing. See more »


Entire crew filming the chase in front of the Mustang when it plows through boxes in the alley and enters a parking lot. See more »


Maindrian Pace: Hey, Atlee, how come you don't get called up at five o'clock in the morning?
Atlee Jackson: Because I live right.
Maindrian Pace: Yeah, well I'll fix your living habits! Tomorrow morning you can get up at five o'clock and start tearing that truck apart to find out how come he hit the train.
Atlee Jackson: Okay, if Stanley helps me. I think five years in the army gave him brain damage!
Stanley Chase: Hey, hey, I'll learn the business next week, all right? I don't even know how these switch-overs work.
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The opening credits stop after only one acting credit: "Eleanor." See more »


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Ace Chase
26 January 2006 | by (Newport, South Wales) – See all my reviews

Crap acting, dodgy voice dubbing, lack of plotting... no matter, the reason for this films existence is highly evident, the stunts are superb, the final chase builds like a classical music piece, starting off small and basic before escalating into a full blown crescendo. The sheer amount of destruction on-screen is astounding, but unlike most car chases this actually shows the consequences, with cutaways of the chase "victims" placed in between the hi-octane spills and tyre squealing thrills. Unlike the recent Nic Cage remake, which purports to be a Ferrari but is actually a Fiat Uno in disguise, this version keeps things simple and lets the action do the talking. Shallow, yes, but you'll hard pressed to find a more exciting car chase this side of Ronin.

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