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
Did You Know?
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
At the Carson Street off-ramp crash, an officer jumps out of his car and runs over to help, but in an earlier shot, his car can already be seen in the background, and he is not inside. See more
Edited from Gone in 60 Seconds