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


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Release Date:

28 July 1974 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Gone in Sixty Seconds  »

Box Office


$150,000 (estimated)


SEK 4,009,703 (Sweden)

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


Harold Smith's dog was actually owned by cinematographer Jack Vacek, and called Flash. All of the hats Maindrian wears in the film also belonged to Vacek, as did the black Pontiac Trans Am being cleaned in the scene where Atlee steals Lyle Waggoner's car. See more »


During the chain-reaction collision on the bridge, a red 1963 Oldsmobile Cutlass slams into the rear of what appears to be a green 1969 or 1970 Ford LTD. A few seconds later as a police car snakes through the carnage, we see the wrecked Cutlass but the LTD is nowhere to be seen. The LTD may have left the scene of the accident. See more »


Pumpkin Chase: [about Maindrian's wig] Doesn't he look good with his gray hair?
Atlee Jackson: Ah, he looks like a pollock.
Maindrian Pace: At least my mother didn't name me Atlee!
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Crazy Credits

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


Featured in Stunt Rock (1980) See more »


Chariot Ride
Music and Lyrics by Ronald Halicki and Philip Kachaturian
Sung by Philip Kachaturian
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Why cars have security systems!
20 January 2001 | by (Minneapolis, MN) – See all my reviews

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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