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Grand Theft Auto (1977)

PG | | Action, Comedy, Crime | 16 June 1977 (USA)
A rich girl steals her dad's Rolls Royce and heads off to Las Vegas to get married. However, her angry parents, a jealous suitor, and a bunch of reward seekers are determined to stop her.

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Elizabeth Rogers ...
Barry Cahill ...
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Ned Slinker
Paul Linke ...
Collins Hedgeworth
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Peter Isacksen ...
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Ace
James Ritz ...
Officer Tad (as Jim Ritz)
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Lew Brown ...
Jack Klepper
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Eagle I
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Shadley
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Paula Powers, daughter of wealthy gubernatorial candidate Bigby Powers, decides to reject her parents' attempt at matchmaking and run off to Vegas to marry her sweetheart, Sam Freeman. As they drive away in a stolen Rolls-Royce, spurned suitor Collins Hedgeworth follows behind in hot pursuit, along with a cadre of goons hoping to get the $25,000 reward that's been offered for Paula's return. Can the young lovers make it to Vegas for a quickie wedding before the forces of conformity and privilege arrive to put a stop to their romance? Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

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See the greatest cars in the world destroyed!


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16 June 1977 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A nagy autólopás  »

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$602,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$15,000,000
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(Ryder Sound Services)

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(Metrocolor)

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1.85 : 1
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Ron Howard asked Roger Corman to hire more extras for the crowd scene at the end of the film. Corman said no because he did not want to go over budget. See more »

Goofs

While on the outskirts of Vegas a news truck enters the chase. In forward shots there is only the newswoman driving it, from behind she has a male passenger inside with her. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
[Paula has brought Sam to her home]
Priscilla Powers: Aagh! Paula, how could you do this?
Paula Powers: Come on, mom, PLEASE don't be so dramatic!
Priscilla Powers: I have been planning for months the weddings of you and Collins Hedgeworth.
Paula Powers: No, mother! He didn't ask me, he asked *you*!
Bigby Powers: Shut up, young lady! Just sit down and sit your lips. You are engaged to Collins Hedgeworth.
Bigby Powers: [to Sam] Did you know, that she was engaged to Collins Hedgeworth?
Sam Freeman: Sir, I realize, that there is a conflict, but...
Bigby Powers: [to Priscilla] You see, he understands...
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Whatcha Gonna Do?
Written by David Jenkins (uncredited) and Cory Lerios (uncredited)
furnished courtesy of A&M Records
Performed by Pablo Cruise
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Not good, but if you remember the 70s you might want to watch it.
10 May 2015 | by See all my reviews

Not a good movie at all, but kind of dumb fun if you grew up in the 70s.

For any reasons other than nostalgia, I can't imagine anyone wanting to watch this lame film, the actual purpose of which seems to be an excuse to wreck cars and trucks.

It's just kind of entertaining though to look back at a movie that, while totally stupid, shallow and poorly acted, is simultaneously absurdly pure, simple, and innocent, just to remind myself of how different times really were when I was young, and that it wasn't just a dream.


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