Arthur Hailey closely based the story on the birth of the GTO, the prototypical muscle car created by 1960s Pontiac Division President John DeLorean, as well as the executive's affair with model and actress Kelly Harmon, who became DeLorean's second wife in 1969. DeLorean would later tell his own version of events in the best-selling book, "On a Clear Day YOu Can See General Motors." Forced out of GM, DeLorean would go on to greater notoriety as creator of the ill-fated DeLorean sports car. See more »
I saw this movie when I was 5-7 years old. I remember begging my parents to allow me to stay up to watch it. I believe that it was being re-broadcasted on channel 56 in their 8 O'clock movie timeslot, and my bedtime was probably 7. Eventually, they allowed me to watch one or two nights, so I've never seen the movie in its entirety, but what I saw was enough for me to realize that I wanted to design cars. Before that, all I knew of the auto industry was my grandfather's garage, and the local dealerships. Today, I am an engineer for General Motors. I would love to see the movie that started me on my life-long journey to GM and Detroit. If anyone knows of any way to obtain a copy of this movie, please let me know. Otherwise, I guess I will have to keep my fingers crossed in the hope that someday it will be released on DVD.
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