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Nicolas Cage did most of his own stunt driving for the film. He attended the Bondurant Driving School in Phoenix, Arizona, Willow Springs (another car driving school), and the Bobby Ore Stunt Driving School in preparation for the film. He liked the race car driving school so much that he continued to pursue it as a hobby after shooting was completed.
Seven Eleanor replicas were made for use in this movie. Five of them were totaled during stunt sequences. Nicolas Cage and Jerry Bruckheimer kept the remaining two. Cage regularly takes Eleanor out for joy rides while Bruckheimer is afraid of driving her.
The list of cars, with their codenames, is as follows: (Note: Some of the codenames listed here do not correlate with what is actually said in the movie as each car arrives, for an explanation of this phenomenon, please see "goofs" for this film)
  • 1 1999 Aston Martin DB7 - Mary


  • 2 1962 Aston Martin DB1 - Barbara


  • 3 1999 Bentley Arnage - Lindsey


  • 4 1999 Bentley Azure - Laura


  • 5 1964 Bentley Continental - Alma


  • 6 1959 Cadillac El Dorado - Madeline


  • 7 1958 Cadillac El Dorado Brougham - Patricia


  • 8 1999 Cadillac Escalade - Carol


  • 9 2000 Cadillac El Dorado ETC (El Dorado Touring Coupe) - Daniela


  • 10 1957 Chevrolet Bel Air Convertible - Stefanie


  • 11 1969 Chevrolet Camaro Z28 - Erin


  • 12 1953 Chevrolet Corvette - Pamela


  • 13 1967 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Big Block - Stacey


  • 14 2000 Ford F350 4x4 modified pick-up - Anne


  • 15 1971 DeTomaso Pantera - Kate


  • 16 1969 Dodge Daytona - Vanessa


  • 17 1998 Dodge Viper Coupe GTS - Denise


  • 18 1995 Ferrari 355 B - Diane


  • 19 1997 Ferrari 355 F1 - Iris


  • 20 1967 Ferrari 275 GTB4 - Nadine


  • 21 1999 Ferrari 550 Maranello - Angelina


  • 22 1987 Ferrari Testarosa - Rose


  • 23 1956 Ford T-Bird - Susan


  • 24 2000 GMC Yukon - Megan


  • 25 1999 HumVee 2-Door Pickup - Tracy


  • 26 1999 Infiniti Q45 - Rachel


  • 27 1994 Jaguar XJ 220 - Bernadene


  • 28 1999 Jaguar XJ8 - Deborah


  • 29 1990 Lamborghini Diablo - Gina


  • 30 1999 Lexus LS 400 - Hillary


  • 31 1999 Lincoln Navigator - Kimberley


  • 32 1957 Mercedes Benz 300 SL/Gullwing - Dorothy


  • 33 1999 Mercedes Benz CL 500 - Donna


  • 34 1999 Mercedes Benz S 600 - Samantha


  • 35 1998 Mercedes Benz SL 600 - Ellen


  • 36 1950 Mercury Custom - Gabriela


  • 37 1971 Plymouth Hemi Cuda - Shannon


  • 38 1969 Plymouth Roadrunner - Jessica


  • 39 1965 Pontiac GTO - Sharon


  • 40 1999 Porsche 996 - Tina


  • 41 2000 Porsche Boxster - Marsha


  • 42 1961 Porsche Speedster - Natalie


  • 43 1988 Porsche 959 - Virginia


  • 44 1997 Porsche 911 Twin Turbo - Tanya


  • 45 2000 Rolls Royce Stretch Limousine - Grace


  • 46 1966 Shelby AC Cobra - Ashley


  • 47 1967 Shelby Mustang GT 500 - Eleanor


  • 48 2000 Toyota Landcruiser - Cathy


  • 49 1998 Toyota Supra Turbo - Lynn


50 2000 Volvo Turbo Wagon R - Lisa
In some Greek theaters, the title was translated to "Come in 60 Seconds".
When Mirror Man is talking to the clerk at the police impound yard, a sign can be seen in the background that reads "If you leave your car unlocked it will be Gone in 60 Seconds (1974)". This same sign was used in the original 1974 version of the movie.
When Sphinx and Mirror Man are stealing the HumVee 2-Door Pickup, it was not originally scripted for the police car to fall off of the ramp. Vinnie Jones had pushed the stunt driver just a little off of the ramp but did not have enough room to drive the HumVee past. He gave it a little more gas and the HumVee smashed the car off the ramp. In the elevator afterwards Jones said to the stuntman, "That'll teach ya!"
The scene in the movie where the whole crew has to get the detective (Delroy Lindo) to blow away drug evidence with a car's exhaust, is the one portion of the film that is virtually identical to the original Gone in 60 Seconds (1974). Though it was completely extraneous with regards to the 1974 film's plot, this scene is not "completely extraneous" to the plot of the 2000 film. This scene is where the detective spots a list of police call signs on a table as he walks around the Cadillac that lets him know that Memphis will be stealing the cars that night.
After some disagreements with the director about re-writing process, Scott Rosenberg left the project. The writers Jonathan Hensleigh and J.J. Abrams came in and did uncredited re-write on the script.
The final chase scene was largely improvised.
Christopher Eccleston did not actually have his drivers license during the shoot. He did not choose to take the drivers test until several years after the film was released.
Angelina Jolie, Delroy Lindo, Giovanni Ribisi, and Scott Caan were also trained in stunt driving by Bobby Ore, albeit not as extensively as Nicolas Cage.
When Sway walks into the warehouse of Ferrari's she remarks "I was always a sucker for a redhead." One of the cars they steal is "Rose" a 1987 Ferrari Testarosa. In Italian, Testa Rosa means red top or in slang, Redhead.
While only basic plot elements are shared with the original Gone in 60 Seconds (1974), one is the location of the last car. Eleanor, a classic Mustang (a 1973 model in the original, a 1967 in the remake), was parked at the International Towers in Long Beach.
Right after the film's release, Eleanor replicas based on the 1967 Mustang have skyrocketed, this forced Denice Shakarian Halicki to file a copyright for Eleanor's likeness and she successfully won a court case against Carroll Shelby in 2008, his company, Carroll Shelby Enterprises, had a licensing agreement with Unique Performance in Farmers Branch, TX where his continuation series of Shelby Mustangs were produced until the company was closed in 2008 in response to law enforcement raids regarding VIN (vehicle identification number) irregularities and the lack of a just-in-time inventory where the Shelby continuation series were not delivered to customers. As of 2014, Classic Recreations of Tulsa, Oklahoma, is the licensed manufacturer of the Eleanor replica used in the film using 1967 Mustang fastback bodyshells supplied by Dynacorn Restoration Bodies.
The motorcycle that Sway rides in the movie when she offers to help is a 1999 MV Agusta Serie ORO (Gold Series). It's one of only 300 produced worldwide, with a 750cc, in-line 4-cylinder engine which produces 125 hp and a top speed +175 mph.
The ultra-rare McLaren F1 was originally supposed to be in the movie, but after the producers couldn't get their hands on one it was replaced with another supercar, the Jaguar XJ220.
The scenes when the high speed chase ends is in the Long Beach Naval Shipyard which was closed in 1995.
In one of the earlier drafts of the script, it included various things from Gone in 60 Seconds (1974). For example, Memphis puts on a disguise that makes him look like an old man when he goes to steal Eleanor (the same way the lead character in the original did). Also, the reason why Sphinx was called Sphinx was because he originally was written to have no nose (similar to the famous structure in Egypt), and that he had a pair of glasses that added on a fake nose that he wore only during the overnight boost.
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.
Robert Duvall previously appeared in The Godfather (1972), featuring Scott Caan's father James Caan and directed by Nicolas Cage's uncle, Francis Ford Coppola.
When Memphis first talks to Otto in his shop, there is a decal on the window of a woodpecker. It is the same woodpecker that Nicolas Cage's has as a tattoo in Raising Arizona (1987).
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Chi McBride and Scott Caan would later co-star on Hawaii Five-0 (2010) (McBride joined the cast during Season 4).
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Christopher Eccleston described this as a "terrible film in which I give a terrible performance", adding that, before Doctor Who (2005), people who recognised him mostly shouted "'You were in Gone in 60 Seconds, mate! You were shit!' And I have to laugh at that, because I was!""
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Sway is supposed to be several years older than Kip and his friends. Angelina Jolie (Sway) is actually younger than Giovanni Ribisi (Kip), William Lee Scott (Toby) and James Duval (Freb). She's only about 15 months older than Scott Caan (Tumbler)
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The bridge stunt was filmed at the Vincent Thomas Bridge which crosses Los Angeles harbour. It was shut for a full day to film the car jump, the only time in the history of the bridge this has happened. It was also featured in Lethal Weapon 2 (1989) , To Live and Die in L.A. (1985), City of Angels (1998) and Charlie's Angels (2000).
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Nicolas Cage later co-starred opposite Angelina Jolie's father Jon Voight in National Treasure (2004).
When pursuing the Shelby GT500, the police helicopter is denied clearance to fly over Long Beach Airport (LBP) because of incoming aircraft. VFR (visual) flight is permitted at 500 feet over the middle of the runway at all times. Contact with LGB Air Traffic Control Tower is needed for low altitude flights and would likely be granted as it does not interfere with any traffic over the middle of the runway.
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Will Patton was cast two days before arriving on set. When he asked Dominic Sena when he could do his homework, Sena said, "On set, in front of the camera.
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Christopher Eccleston was cast as Calitri after Jerry Bruckheimer saw him in Elizabeth (1998).
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Robert Duvall worked with a professional car detailer to prepare for his role.
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The role of Sway was written especially for Angelina Jolie.
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Christopher Eccleston spoke with his natural accent in the film, because he noted that in American films, the English are either posh or Cockney.
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Vinnie Jones worked with director Dominic Sena again the following year, in Swordfish (2001).
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Producer Mike Stenson described Otto as "the Yoda of the group".
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Jerry Bruckheimer on the last scene: "You had to drag [Nicolas Cage] out with a crane to get him out of that car."
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Will Patton worked on two Jerry Bruckheimer movies in 2000: this one and Remember the Titans (2000).
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Scott Caan previously appeared with Barry Pepper in Enemy of the State (1998). Giovanni Ribisi, who plays Kip in this film, also appeared with Pepper in Saving Private Ryan (1998) that same year.
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Dominic Sena also directed Angelina Jolie's husband Brad Pitt in Kalifornia (1993).
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Giovanni Ribisi, (Kip Raines), was born in 1974 the same year Gone in 60 Seconds (1974) was released.
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One of the cars stolen in the film is called "Rose". Rose was the name of the Doctor's first companion in Doctor Who (2005). Christopher Eccleston played the Ninth Doctor, Rose of which was his companion.
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Replica car firms produced Eleanor Mustangs for the public.
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Angelina Jolie agreed to be in this movie because she loves cars. At the time, she drove a Ford truck.
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Nicolas Cage's car was stolen a year after this movie came out. A few weeks later, police recovered his Porsche convertible from the bottom of a lake.
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Nicolas Cage starred with Scott Caan's father, James Caan, in Honeymoon in Vegas (1992).
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Michael Peña later co-starred in World Trade Center (2006) with Nicolas Cage.
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In 2012, a group called the "Gone in Sixty Seconds Gang" was arrested for stealing 39 cars in the U.K.
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Dominic Sena said that Nicolas Cage and Giovanni Ribisi share a "shrewd sense of humour...They found a way to twist the dialogue and were in synch. To me, they even look like brothers."
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To prepare for his role, Delroy Lindo spoke with police officers who specialize in auto thefts.
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Eleanor is the only main character carried over from Gone in 60 Seconds (1974).
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Delroy Lindo accidentally totalled the BMW he drives in the movie.
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To stay in character, Delroy Lindo wore his gun and police gear even when it wasn't needed in the shot.
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Nicolas Cage said that film "has kind of a glorified '70s B-movie aura."
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Castlebeck was modeled after Charles Durning's character in The Sting (1973).
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The film trailer was narrated by Melissa Disney and the film is widely credited as one of the first major movies to employ a female trailer voice.
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This was Vinnie Jones' second movie, the first being Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels (1998).
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Bodhi Elfman (Buzzy) was also in Jerry Bruckheimer's Armageddon (1998) and Enemy of the State (1998).
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Scott Caan was in Sonny (2002), the first movie directed by Nicolas Cage.
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Timothy Olyphant and Delroy Lindo have both starred in adaptations of Elmore Leonard's books. Olyphant in Justified (2010) and Lindo in Get Shorty (1995).
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The film cast includes three Oscar winners: Angelina Jolie, Nicolas Cage and Robert Duvall.
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The film contains three actors who share a similar last name but who aren't related with each other: Robert Duvall, James Duval and Dean Rader-Duval.
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Spoilers 

The trivia item below may give away important plot points.

The only true Shelby GT500 in the movie was given to Nicolas Cage's character by Giovanni Ribisi's character at the end of the movie. The owner consented to the vehicle being used as long as it was returned in the original condition. Every part that could be unbolted was replaced by junk parts.

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