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Deadline Auto Theft (1983)

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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H.B. Halicki ...
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Captain Gibbs
Marion Busia ...
Pumpkin Chase
Jerry Daugirda ...
Eugene Chase
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Atlee Jackson
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Lt. Arthur
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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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28 October 1983 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Auf dem Highway spielt die Polizei verr├╝ckt  »

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$1,000,000 (estimated)
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1.85 : 1
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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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Position of Bricklin among other vehicles in the impound yard, when Captain Gibbs reprimands his men. See more »

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Maindrian Pace: I'm Maindrian Pace, adjuster for the insurance company.
Carl: All right, what about my check?
Maindrian Pace: Yeah, I'm sorry, are you Mr. DeGusta?
Carl: Yes, I am.
Maindrian Pace: Yeah, I'm sorry, but it doesn't work quite that easily, we'll have to conduct an investigation, first.
Carl: Hey, look, really, I don't need this "gosh I'm sorry for your loss". I'm a busy man, I have things to do, I have business appointments to deal with. I want my money and I want it, now! I mean, I don't want to hear anything by "I'll call you later", because ...
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Running in Circles
4 January 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

What a rip-off! Deadline Auto Theft is actually the original Gone in 60 Seconds with some very minor editing. It is well established that Gone in 60 Seconds 2 is unfinished and this shows the stunt sequences that would have been in that film. That amounts to about 33 minutes of car chases with no storyline to speak of. If you've seen the original Gone in 60 Seconds, acquiring this film will be an extraordinary waste of time unless for some reason you insist on seeing the complete Halicki body of work, in which case, the special features are quite nice. Everyone else should rent this, or the original Gone in 60 Seconds, not both.


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