Armed men hijack a New York City subway train, holding the passengers hostage in return for a ransom, and turning an ordinary day's work for dispatcher Walter Garber into a face-off with the mastermind behind the crime.
Car theft in Long Beach went down 47% when Randall "Memphis" Raines walked away from the life. He gets dragged back into it by assuming the job his brother Kip screwed up for stolen-car broker Raymond Calitri: steal 50 exotic cars and have them on a container ship by 8 AM Friday morning, and he got this news on a Monday. With Calitri threatening to kill him and Kip, and the police GRAB unit breathing down his neck, Memphis reassembles his old crew and attempts to pull off the logistically impossible. Written by
Jeff Cross <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Cinema Vehicle Services actually produced 12 different "Eleanors" for use in the production of this film. None of the 12 were actual Shelby Mustangs but converted standard 1967 Mustang fastbacks. Of those cars, seven survived the filming in various states of repair. A 13th Eleanor, based on a real 1967 Shelby GT500 was prepared by Cinema Vehicle Services for producer Jerry Bruckheimer, but that car did not appear in the film. See more »
The '99 Infiniti Q45 (Rachel) disappears from the blackboard list. The Jaguar XJ 220 takes its place, the Jaguar XK8 takes the XJ 220's place, and a Lamborghini Diablo that wasn't on the list takes the XK8's place, above the Lamborghini LM SUV. Later, the list is restored. A Hummer also appears and disappears on the list. Also The " marks disappear and reappear under Ferrari. And Megan the GMC Yukon is not on the list when Stacy is marked off. See more »
Raines! Memphis Raines!
Do I know you?
Well, you should know me, considering all the business you screwed up for me in the past, baby.
What can I do for you?
Well, I'll tell you what you can do for me. Get out of Long Beach, tonight.
I'm just here for a few days, I'm here on some family business.
Word on the street is that Raymond Calitri hired you and your brother for a top order, a order that should have gone to me.
That's not the way it went down, Johnnie...
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Before the end credits begin the screen goes black. When this happens we hear Memphis' car stall and he says "Oh don't do this to me!" See more »
Better Days (And the Bottom Drops Out)
Written by Matt Sims and Dave Cooley
Courtesy of Warner Bros. Records, Inc.
By Arrangement with Warner Special Products
Which Contains a Sample of "El Bluebird"
Performed by John Benson Brooks Trio
Courtesy of MCA Records
Under License from Universal Music Enterprises See more »
This is one of those films I liked quite a bit the first time, but didn't think that much of it on the second viewing. I guess enough of it was just good for one look. Maybe it was the immature attitude that prevailed throughout the film that wore thin. But I am not going to knock the movie: it's entertaining and definitely worth a look if you have not seen it.
If you like cars and chase scenes. t's worth multiple looks. In fact, the car chase scene at the end is one of the best you'll ever see. Nice soundtrack in here, too, and a pretty good cast with Nicholas Cage leading the way.
The bad news? Well, here's yet another case of Hollywood making "bad guys" into heroes. We're supposed to root for people that steal cars? Hello??!!
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