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...
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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.
Larry Rayder is an aspiring NASCAR driver, Deke Sommers is mechanic. As they feel they collectively are the best, the only thing that is holding them back is money to build the best vehicle... See full summary »
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 »
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
Much of the crowd at the gas station where Harold Smith is pulled over after the night-time Torrance chase were part of a real biker gang, who verbally abused the police officers "arresting" the actor and demanding they leave him alone. Being an independent production, the film used real civilians who happened to be wherever they were filming. It was the police officers' bad luck that at the gas station there was a real biker gang filling up. See more »
Cables that pull the garbage truck over when it is hit by police cars are clearly visible in one shot. See more »
You know something, Vicinski, I bet five more cars have been stolen in just the time I've been here.
No, I don't think so, Hawkins. Good night.
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The ending credits in the 2001 DVD release features footage of H.B. Halicki's widow, Denice Shakarian Halicki, riding in "Eleanor." See more »
This movie is worth viewing! The viewer needs to go into this knowing that this is a low budget, stunt "comedy" along the lines of the Keystone Cops.
Great acting it is NOT!
Great stunts it IS!
I appreciate this movie because Toby Haliki wrote it, produced it, funded it, starred in it, and did his own stunts!
The DVD edition has a nice introduction by his widow! (Toby died in a stunt accident making the sequel to this!)
Have to say ... the original is better than the 2000 edition!
Another thing "fun" about the movie ... the 70's hair styles, 70's clothing, 70's music, 70's muscle cars. All very cool! Aren't we glad we moved onto a new millennium!
I saw this movie back in 1974 when my wife was out of town and I had a guy's night out! Then completely forgot about it until I went to 2000 version with my 18-year-old son! I told him ... the original was better.
Today I bought the original. My wife, my son and I all enjoyed it.
It has comedic elements ... the car wash conclusion for example!
This is a classic ... just like the "yellow" Eleanor (Looks more like pumpkin to me!)... STUNT movie! Enjoy it for what it is and it is worth a look!
As a side ... I used to have a gold 1973 Plymouth Sebring like the blue one featured early in the film. I told my son ... "I used to have a car like that!" ... He had never seen one before!
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