MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 840 this week

Gone in 60 Seconds (1974)

 -  Action | Crime | Drama  -  28 July 1974 (USA)
6.5
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.5/10 from 5,664 users  
Reviews: 76 user | 61 critic

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 »

Director:

Writer:

Watch Trailer
0Check in
0Share...

On Disc

at Amazon

Editors' Spotlight

IMDb Picks: March

IMDb's editors share the movies and TV shows they are excited to see in March.

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 44 titles
created 02 Feb 2012
 
a list of 30 titles
created 31 Mar 2012
 
a list of 37 titles
created 23 May 2013
 
a list of 37 titles
created 03 Oct 2013
 
a list of 40 titles
created 11 Nov 2013
 

Related Items

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Gone in 60 Seconds (1974)

Gone in 60 Seconds (1974) on IMDb 6.5/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Gone in 60 Seconds.

User Polls

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Action | Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

After the attempted theft of his daughter's husband's car, LAPD Captain Gibbs declares war on master car thief Maindrian Pace, whose insurance investigation company provides the perfect ... See full summary »

Director: H.B. Halicki
Stars: H.B. Halicki, Hoyt Axton, Marion Busia
The Junkman (1982)
Action | Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

Junkman and movie-maker Harlan Hollis struggles to stay alive when a jealous partner in his company hires goons to kill him. Full of amazing car chases, fantastic crashes, and edge-of-your-seat action.

Director: H.B. Halicki
Stars: H.B. Halicki, Christopher Stone, Susan Shaw
Action | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

Kowalski works for a car delivery service. He takes delivery of a 1970 Dodge Challenger to take from Colorado to San Francisco, California. Shortly after pickup, he takes a bet to get the ... See full summary »

Director: Richard C. Sarafian
Stars: Barry Newman, Cleavon Little, Dean Jagger
Crime | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Larry Rayder is an aspiring NASCAR driver, Deke Sommers his mechanic. As they feel they collectively are the best, the only thing that is holding them back is money to build the best ... See full summary »

Director: John Hough
Stars: Peter Fonda, Susan George, Adam Roarke
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

Story of two men drag racing across the USA in a primer grey 55 chevy. Wilson is the mechanic, James Taylor is the driver.

Director: Monte Hellman
Stars: James Taylor, Warren Oates, Laurie Bird
Vanishing Point (TV Movie 1997)
Action | Adventure | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

When his wife goes into a troubled labor while he is on the road over 1200 miles away James Kowalski, an ex race car driver and a former Army Ranger, attempts to elude police while trying ... See full summary »

Director: Charles Robert Carner
Stars: Viggo Mortensen, Christine Elise, Steve Railsback
Bullitt (1968)
Action | Crime | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

An all guts, no glory San Francisco cop becomes determined to find the underworld kingpin that killed the witness in his protection.

Director: Peter Yates
Stars: Steve McQueen, Jacqueline Bisset, Robert Vaughn
The Driver (1978)
Action | Crime | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

"The Driver" is a specialist in a rare business: he drives getaway cars in robberies. His exceptional talent prevented him from being caught yet. After another successful flight from the ... See full summary »

Director: Walter Hill
Stars: Ryan O'Neal, Bruce Dern, Isabelle Adjani
Eat My Dust (1976)
Action | Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  

Darlene's into going fast, Hoover's into Darlene, but when they both get into a red-hot race car, the reckless fun accelerates into a trunk-full of hot pursuits. In HD.

Director: Charles B. Griffith
Stars: Ron Howard, Christopher Norris, Brad David
Action
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
Stars: Denice Shakarian Halicki, Bobby Ore
Documentary | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  

The London Programme investigates the 27 million pound crime wave that is seeing thousands of bicycles stolen from the capital's streets everyday. Our reporter catches some professional ... See full summary »

Director: Alex Nott
Edit

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
Edit

Storyline

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

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

HIS BUSINESS IS STEALING CARS...when he goes to work, the excitement starts---and GOES---and GOES---and GOES! See more »

Genres:

Action | Crime | Drama

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

28 July 1974 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Gone in Sixty Seconds  »

Box Office

Gross:

SEK 4,009,703 (Sweden)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (DVD edition)

Sound Mix:

Color:

(Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

The 2001 video release features an all new musical score and all new sound effects. In the original video release, the sound effects made by the cars (engines, tires, crashes, etc.) is authentic. 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

[after pursuit begins]
Long Beach Female Dispatcher: [over radio] 1-Baker-11, 10-4. Switch to Open Channel 3. All units, stand-by, 1-Baker-11 is in pursuit. A '73 Ford Mustang, license in the 6-column - 614 Henry Sam Ocean, westbound Ocean Boulevard, against traffic.
See more »

Crazy Credits

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

Connections

Featured in Laserdisc Memories: The Criterion Collection (2010) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
The standard against all subsequent are measured!
19 June 2004 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

It's amazing what could be done with a tiny budget and no digital effects. I watched this after having seen the trashy remake, and expected a similar degree of dumb wisecracks and hackneyed sub-plots.

I was impressed, however, to discover real talent behind the camera. The plot is simple: a car thief has to steal 40 fancy cars in a very short time. Using a combination of skill, insider knowledge of the insurance business and just sheer brass, the protagonist and his pals start their automotive harvest. Everything seems done and taken care of, when everything goes to hell at the last moment, leading to what surely be the longest car chase put to film.

The best thing about this movie is its low-budget feel. Many of the early scenes are almost mimed, with voices overdubbed later; you don't see actual dialogue, just hear it on top of the action. But as things progress, it begins to show more polish, and by the time we get to the big chase, you get what appears to be the entire 7th Cavalry Division in squad cars chasing one li'l yellow Mustang.

A very smart touch during the big chase was to frequently cut to the aftermath of car crashes, with wounded cops and civilians being dragged from burning cars and hustled away in ambulances -- it added an edge to the film, to show there are actually consequences to these actions (and how often is that shown on the big screen?).

Aside from the marvelously-choreographed action sequences, there are many moments of great wit, which I won't describe so's not to spoil them.

All in all, a brilliant piece of film-making, made not with glitz, glamor, star-power or special effects -- just sheer talent (and pretty cars, o'course!).


9 of 12 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Any way to the see ORIGINAL version? hanshotfirst1138
Reality in the movie Andre_Nakkurt
What Eleanor Really Is..... skyline_evo2001
? about new soundtrack j-schwandt
Looking for original soundtrack... HalcyonNight
Funniest moments ASKconard
Discuss Gone in 60 Seconds (1974) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?