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Deadline Auto Theft (1983)

PG  |   |  Action, Comedy, Drama  |  28 October 1983 (USA)
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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 »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
H.B. Halicki ...
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Captain Gibbs
Marion Busia ...
Pumpkin Chase
Jerry Daugirda ...
Eugene Chase
George Cole ...
Atlee Jackson
Lang Jeffries ...
Lt. Arthur
Dan Grimaldi ...
Carl
Judi Gibbs ...
Herself
Pat Hartigan ...
Lt. Reed
Butch Stockton ...
1-Baker-11 Detective (Driver)
Phil Woods ...
1-Baker-11 Detective (Passenger)
James McIntyre ...
Stanley Chase
Ronald Halicki ...
Corlis Pace
Markos Kotsikos ...
Maureen Coddington ...
Officer DuPree
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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 front. A South American drug lord pays Pace and his team to steal 48 cars for him, so they set out on the job while the police frantically try to track him down. Their efforts pay off when Pace's boss double-crosses him and tips them off on his next job. Police pursue Pace in "Eleanor", the last of the cars needed to fulfill their contract, through southern California as he tries to get away. Written by Paul Morris

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Auf dem Highway spielt die Polizei verrückt  »

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In the original theatrical and VHS releases, an extended version of "Gone in 60 Seconds" by Philip Kachaturian plays over the end credits. In the original Gone in 60 Seconds (1974), the song fades out after the second credit, leaving the rest of the sequence in silence. The rest of the film's songs, most notably "I Do Hope the Man Doesn't Catch Me" and "Boob Tube Blues", are also played much louder over the sound effects, allowing the viewer to hear the lyrics more clearly. See more »

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Sgt. Hawkins hits the back of a disabled unmarked Pontiac LeMans just before his car rolls over. Later, Merle and Farley are shown rescuing Hawkins, his passengers, and the detectives from the LeMans, but the LeMans itself has disappeared. See more »

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Edited from The Junkman (1982) See more »

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Detroit Iron being smashed at its finest!
15 July 2006 | by (Los Angeles, California) – See all my reviews

One scene in the film shows an auto dealer billboard at his Buick Dealership saying "'73 model clearance, save $$$" I would say the person that commented it was a 1974 film that had scenes added would be correct. If you look at the cars in the film none are newer than 1974. Don't know how they came up with a 1983 release date unless it was released that year and was 10 years later than it was made. A great chase movie with real mayors and city folks in the movie. Don't think you could film that chase scene today with insurance and all. I used to live down in Torrance, CA and recognized the area and streets they used during the filming.


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