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John DeLorean (1925–2005)

John DeLorean was the legendary American automobile executive whose non-conformity and taste for the limelight derailed him likely ascension to the presidency of General Motors, which seemed predestined after his meteoric rise up through the ranks for the world's biggest car manufacturer. DeLorean, in sync with his times, had a distaste for the "... See full bio »

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 1985 The Dick Cavett Show (TV Series)
- Episode dated 30 December 1985 (1985) ... Himself
 1985 World in Action (TV Series documentary)
- The Dream of John Delorean (1985) ... Himself
 1981 DeLorean (Documentary)
 1980 Good Morning America (TV Series)
- Episode dated 15 February 1980 (1980) ... Himself
 1973 The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (TV Series)
- Episode #12.173 (1973) ... Himself (as John Z. DeLorean)
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 2015 DeLorean - Living the Dream (Documentary) (post-production)
 2019 Framing John DeLorean (Documentary) (completed)
 2018 Jay Leno's Garage (TV Series documentary)
Himself - Engineer / Inventor
- One of a Kind (2018) ... Himself - Engineer / Inventor
 2016 That's So... (TV Series documentary)
- 1982 (2016) ... Himself
 2007 Larry Flynt: The Right to Be Left Alone (Documentary)
 2006 Anything to Win (TV Series documentary)
- The Crash of John De Lorean (2006) ... Himself
 2004 Car Crash: The DeLorean Story (TV Movie documentary)
Himself (interviewed 1996)
 1999 The Car's the Star (TV Series documentary)
- DeLorean (1999) ... Himself
 1984 TV Eye (TV Series)
- DeLorean - The Missing Millions (1984) ... Himself
 1982 World in Action (TV Series documentary)
- DeLorean - The Inside Story (1982) ... Himself

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John Z. DeLorean


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His company collapsed in 1983, a year after he was arrested in Los Angeles and accused of conspiring to sell $24 million of cocaine. He was acquitted of the charges, but continuing legal entanglements kept him on the sidelines of the automotive world, and he declared bankruptcy in 1999. See more »

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