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H.B. Halicki (writer)
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Release Date:
28 October 1983 (USA) See more »
After the attempted theft of his daughter's husband's car, LAPD Captain Gibbs declares war on master car thief Maindrian Pace... See more » | Add synopsis »
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"The New 'Gone in 60 Seconds'!" See more (6 total) »


  (in credits order)
H.B. Halicki ... Maindrian Pace

Hoyt Axton ... 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 ... Uncle Joe Chase
Maureen Coddington ... Officer DuPree
Jack Vacek ... Merle / WK90 Officer (voice)
Bruce Cameron ... Farley
Sharon McCreedy ... Helicopter Pilot
Hal McClain ... Himself / KFOX Host
Jonathan E. Fricke ... Himself / KFOX Interviewer
Sak Yamamoto ... Himself / City of Carson Mayor
J.C. Agajanian Jr. ... Light Blue Unmarked Detective
Garland Brown ... Policeman
Dennis Stouffer ... Detective at Rosecrans Carwash
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
George Barris ... Himself
Edward Booker ... Lowrider
Kelly Busia ... By-stander
Anthony Cole ... Lowrider
Mark Cole ... Lowrider
Michael Cole ... Lowrider
Joe Halicki
Rudy Halicki ... By-stander
John Olsen ... Detective Olsen
Tony Ostermeier ... Pontiac Grand Prix Detective - Driver
William Pounds ... Ambulance Patient (as Dr. William Pounds)
Cindy Reynolds ... Queen Mary Waitress
Don Simmons ... Lowrider
Ron Simmons ... Lowrider
Thomas Syslo ... Pontiac LeMans Detective - Passenger
Clay Wright ... Helicopter Thief
Frank Zeigon ... Phil Zeigon
Edward Abrahms ... Harold Blight Smith (uncredited)
Wally Burr ... Male Police Dispatcher (uncredited)
Emily Fladland ... Mrs. Smith (uncredited)
Philip Kachaturian ... Blue Cadillac Driver (uncredited)
Jack Popejoy ... Himself / KIIS Announcer (uncredited)
Bud Wackeen ... Himself (uncredited)
Bunny Walsh ... Long Beach Female Dispatcher (uncredited)

Terence H. Winkless ... Lyle Waggoner's Car Cleaner (uncredited)
Christine Wright ... Herself / Ronald Moran Cadillac Receptionist (uncredited)

Directed by
H.B. Halicki 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
H.B. Halicki  writer

Produced by
H.B. Halicki .... producer
Original Music by
Eb Jensen 
Jim Jensen 
Philip Kachaturian 
Cinematography by
Tony Syslo 
Jack Vacek 
Film Editing by
Warner E. Leighton 
Makeup Department
Maureen Coddington .... makeup artist
Nancy Halicki .... makeup artist
Production Management
Chip Giannettino .... production supervisor
Steve Peterson .... unit manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Terence H. Winkless .... assistant director
Sound Department
Mike Brennan .... sound
Joe Sandusky .... sound effects editor
P.J. Webb .... sound effects editor
Chip Yaras .... sound effects editor
Special Effects by
Jerry Daugirda .... special effects
Tony Ostermeier .... special effects
Ed Autry .... stunt driver
James Autry .... stunt driver
Garland Brown .... stunts
Maureen Coddington .... stunt driver
Marilyn Collins .... stunts
James Csiszer .... stunts
Jerry Daugirda .... stunts
Tony Divita .... stunts
Rea Downing .... stunts
Phil Edmundson .... stunt driver
Jim Gastelum .... stunt driver
Chip Giannettino .... stunts
Joe Greenwood .... stunt driver
H.B. Halicki .... stunt coordinator
Ronald Halicki .... stunts
Ed Hand .... stunt driver
Eb Jensen .... stunts
Greg Lawrence .... stunt driver
Shea Lemone .... stunts
Jim O'Donnell .... stunts
John Olsen .... stunts
Paul Onofrey .... stunts
Tony Ostermeier .... stunts
Hal Oxenrider .... stunt driver
Eddie Paul .... stunts
Henry Phillips .... stunt driver
Butch Stockton .... stunt driver
Dennis Stouffer .... stunts
Phil Van Houten .... stunts
Bob Walker .... stunt driver
Phil Woods .... stunt driver
Tim Zumwalt .... stunt driver
Tom Zumwalt .... stunt driver
Camera and Electrical Department
Chip Giannettino .... still photographer
Scott Lloyd-Davies .... camera operator
Bill Lucas .... camera operator
Douglas Olivares .... camera operator
Thomas Syslo .... assistant camera (as Tom Syslo)
Thomas Syslo .... camera operator (as Tom Syslo)
David Tarling .... still photographer
Editorial Department
P.J. Webb .... assistant editor
Other crew
Lorra Lea Bartlett .... script supervisor
Chip Giannettino .... publicist
Kristi Gimenez .... script supervisor
Butch Stockton .... pilot: 1-Baker-11
Dennis Stouffer .... creative consultant
Phil Woods .... co-pilot: 1-Baker-11
George Barris .... special thanks
Daniel C. Butler .... special thanks
Jack Popejoy .... special thanks
Bud Wackeen .... special thanks
Lyle Waggoner .... special thanks
Sak Yamamoto .... special thanks

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USA:98 min
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Did You Know?

Captain Gibbs is astonished when Carl says his license plate number is "UDUNOME". Carl explains that "MRCOOL" was already taken. As seen later in the film (and in the original Gone in 60 Seconds (1974)), it was taken in reality - by Lyle Waggoner.See more »
Crew or equipment visible: Entire crew visible from inside Mustang as it enters parking lot after smashing through boxes.See more »
Movie Connections:
Edited from Gone in 60 Seconds (1974)See more »


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5 out of 6 people found the following review useful.
"The New 'Gone in 60 Seconds'!", 3 October 2004
Author: Paul Morris from Brisbane, Australia

Or so touts the original trailer for the film. In director H.B. Halicki's previous movie, "The Junkman", Christopher Stone says he was "not excited" by the first three minutes of "Gone in 60 Seconds", and is thus doing reshoots. Here we have the result. "Gone in 60 Seconds" has been ripped apart, a lot of old stuff thrown away and new scenes inserted, including an entire new opening, parts of which can be seen in "The Junkman".

The new opening and additional scenes are actually really good. However, they pretty-much have nothing to do with the rest of the film. Well, they do, but not in a way that if you got rid of them and just kept the old "Gone in 60 Seconds", it would make a difference. Hoyt Axton steals the show, but unfortunately disappears towards the end. His daughter's fiancé's car is stolen at the start, and we get numerous "hell-bent" speeches on how he is determined to catch master thief Maindrian Pace, but come the big pursuit at the end, he is nowhere to be found, apart from a couple of quick scenes in a helicopter, and when he saves the day for the hapless car wash manager who is wrongly accused.

I guess the only thing to really discuss are the new scenes. For those who have seen the original "Gone in 60 Seconds", everything is still there, apart from a lot of shaved footage. The new Queen Mary chase at the start is very entertaining, but unfortunately the detectives in the pursuit are portrayed as goofy and stupid, much to the cliché. In "Gone in 60 Seconds" and "The Junkman", the police certainly crashed during chases, but the crashes were believable and real. In "Deadline Auto Theft", they seem to crash just for the sake of action, and most of the crashes are stupid and corny. Three cars in a row flying over an embankment and into boats to avoid a stationary Kombi? Not to mention the ridiculous "shortcut" taken by two cops in the LA riverbed, where they end up stalled over the drainage channel and have another unmarked car hit them and overturn.

It was wonderful to see Sgt. Hawkins from "Gone in 60 Seconds" back and involved in the new scenes. However, where he was a hard-ass cop in that film, his new scenes here portray him as just as goofy and stupid as the rest. I was unhappy to see him uncredited yet again, and would love to know who played him. A great actor!

"Deadline Auto Theft" is certainly worth a look. Hell, I really enjoyed it. There is one glaring problem, though, and that is that the new scenes were filmed in 1982, while "Gone in 60 Seconds" came out in 1974. So fashions and vehicles are completely different, and one would wonder why the hell Maindrian and pals dress like fools and the Long Beach PD drive 1968 Plymouth Belvederes, when at the start everything is post 1976. Try to ignore that and you'll be fine!

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