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Gone in 60 Seconds (1974)

 -  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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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 ...
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Anthony Cole ...
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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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28 July 1974 (USA)  »

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Gone in Sixty Seconds  »

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SEK 4,009,703 (Sweden)
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The complete list of 48 cars stolen by Maindrian and his crew for the contract, with the celebrity/business owners, where applicable, is as follows (pieced together from the blackboard in Maindrian's office and the list he gives Atlee and Stanley, as well as dialog throughout the film):
  • 1. Donna: 1973 Stutz Blackhawk (Florence-Western Medical Center)


  • 2. Karen: 1973 Stutz Blackhawk (The Upstairs Art Gallery)


  • 3. Marilyn: 1970 De Tomaso Mangusta


  • 4. Judy: 1962 Ferrari 340 America


  • 5. Kathy: 1970 Rolls Royce Silver Shadow I


  • 6. Nancy: 1971 Cadillac Eldorado


  • 7. Terry: 1971 Rolls Royce Silver Shadow I (Willie Davis)


  • 8. Dianne: 1972 Cadillac Fleetwood 75 Limousine (Morgan Limousine Service)


  • 9. Christy: 1971 Customized Chevrolet Vega


  • 10. Patti: 1971 Citroen SM


  • 11. Marion: 1974 Cadillac Fleetwood Brougham Limousine (The Gamby Mortuary)


  • 12. Janet: 1971 Ford "Big Oly" Bronco (Parnelli Jones)


  • 13. Annie: 1969 Manta Mirage (Whittlesey Motors)


  • 14. Maxine: 1969 De Tomaso Pantera


  • 15. Claudia: 1970 Jaguar XK1500


  • 16. Leona: 1972 Cadillac Fleetwood Station Wagon (Bruce Industries)


  • 17. Ruth: 1974 Lincoln Continental Mark IV


  • 18. Sandy: 1972 Maserati Ghibli Coupe


  • 19. Laurie: 1973 Cadillac El Dorado


  • 20. Patricia: 1974 Cadillac Coupe DeVille


  • 21. Tracie: 1967 Lamborghini Miura (Tayco)


  • 22. Kelly: 1971 Rolls Royce Silver Shadow I (J.C. Agajanian)


  • 23. Rosie: 1959 Rolls Royce Phantom V


  • 24. Dorothy: 1957 Mercedes Benz 300SL


  • 25. Eleanor: 1973 Ford Mustang Mach I (Hal McClain)


  • 26. Martha: 1972 Cadillac Fleetwood 75 Limousine (Morgan Limousine Service)


  • 27. Beverly: 1930 Hudson Great Eight


  • 28. Jean: 1971 Chevrolet Corvette C3


  • 29. Betty: 1973 Jensen Interceptor


  • 30. Joanne: 1972 Mercedes Benz 200SE


  • 31. Carey: 1966 Rolls Royce Silver Cloud II


  • 32. Mary: 1973 Cadillac Coupe DeVille


  • 33. Dorie: 1974 Cadillac Fleetwood 75 Limousine


  • 34. Frances: 1971 White Freightliner (Transall Trucking Co.)


  • 35. Maria: 1970 Rolls Royce Silver Shadow I


  • 36. Sharon: 1972 Ferrari 365 GTB


  • 37. Ruby: 1972 Cadillac Fleetwood 75 Limousine (Morgan Limousine Service)


  • 38. Michelle: 1969 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray


  • 39. Susan: 1972 Plymouth Barracuda


  • 40. Alice: 1953 Chrysler Coupe D'elegance


  • 41. Paula: 1949 Ferrari 195 Inter


  • 42. Julie: 1973 Lincoln Continental Mark IV Limousine


  • 43. Renee: 1966 Lotus Europa S1


  • 44. Jackie: 1966 Rolls Royce Silver Cloud III


  • 45. Eileen: 1924 Rolls Royce Silver Ghost


  • 46. Elizabeth: 1927 Citroen B14 Conduite


  • 47. Lorna: 1968 Intermeccanica Italia GFX (Lyle Waggoner)


  • 48. Nicole: 1972 Cadillac Fleetwood 75 Limousine (Morgan Limousine Service)


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Goofs

Cables that pull the garbage truck over when it is hit by police cars are clearly visible in one shot. See more »

Quotes

[Mustang crashes into a light pole]
1-Baker-11 detective: Jesus Christ, he just hit a damn pole! Turn aroud, turn around! We've got him now!
Male police dispatcher: [over radio] Attention all units, suspect vehicle has TA'd with light pole at Harbor Freeway northbound and Carson Street offramp. Pursuit is terminated.
[Mustang roars off up offramp]
Male police dispatcher: That is negative - pursuit is not terminated, repeat, not terminated.
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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 »

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Watch it for the Cars, Not the Cast
10 November 2001 | by (Connecticut) – See all my reviews

A "great movie" is not necessarily one that combines superb acting, character development, intelligent comedy and artistic direction. Instead, a great movie is one that succeeds in doing what it set out to do, and therefore the original Gone in 60 Seconds is great indeed.

The car chase scenes in this movie are superior to all others. The 40 minute chase at the end of the movie is obviously cinematic history, but the chase that excited me the most was when the tow truck was trying (and succeeding) to outrun the police. Critics of this movie fail to understand the joy that is brought to a car-loving audience such as myself when a tow truck with an actual car in tow powerslides and fishtails and eventually gets away. This is not something you see in modern high-budget car chase movies. This is the type of genius you see only in a movie created by a guy who really knows the subject matter.

If you want quality acting, well-written drama, and striking cinematography, go elsewhere... it's as simple as that. The world only needs one Lawrence of Arabia. But if you want to be stunned with incredible action scenes featuring REAL cars (instead of oh, say a Lincoln Navigator like the one in the remake), pick up a copy of this movie. And if you must have something to accompany the car chases, listen closely to the dialogue; while it may not be poetic enough for some people's ears, it'll make you laugh whether the writer intended it or not.


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