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Grand Prix (1966)

Approved | | Drama, Sport | 21 December 1966 (USA)
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American Grand Prix driver Pete Aron is fired by his Jordan-BRM racing team after a crash at Monaco that injures his British teammate, Scott Stoddard. While Stoddard struggles to recover, ... See full summary »

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Won 3 Oscars. Another 4 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Pete Aron
... Louise Frederickson
... Jean-Pierre Sarti
... Izo Yamura (as Toshiro Mifune)
... Scott Stoddard
... Pat
... Nino Barlini (as Antonio Sabàto)
... Lisa
... Agostini Manetta
... Hugo Simon
Enzo Fiermonte ... Guido
... Monique Delvaux-Sarti (as Genevieve Page)
... Jeff Jordan
... Wallace Bennett (as Donal O'Brien)
Jean Michaud ... Children's Father
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Storyline

American Grand Prix driver Pete Aron is fired by his Jordan-BRM racing team after a crash at Monaco that injures his British teammate, Scott Stoddard. While Stoddard struggles to recover, Aron begins to drive for the Japanese Yamura team, and becomes romantically involved with Stoddard's estranged wife. Written by Damian Penny <g0mb@unb.ca>

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An international cast of stars in a passionate adventure that races across Europe's glamorous capitals. Filmed in Monte Carlo, England, Belgium, Germany and Italy. See more »

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Drama | Sport

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21 December 1966 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A nagy verseny  »

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Budget:

$9,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$20,845,016
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(Westrex Recording System) (70 mm prints)| (35 mm prints)

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(Metrocolor)

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2.20 : 1
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Swedish actress Harriet Andersson was cast as the female lead and filmed some scenes. James Garner wanted to replace her so Eva Marie Saint got the part instead. No explanation was given. See more »

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During the Brands Hatch race, Phil Hill and Yamura are watching the action on track from the pit lane. They face the part of the circuit behind the pit lane. Pete Aron's car has developed a fault and Phil Hill shouts, noticing that Aron's car is leaking fuel. The cars continue around the circuit and come onto the pit-straight. Aron's car is now on fire. Phil Hill now proclaims 'it's on fire!' but he is still in the viewpoint that he was before, meaning that he would've been looking in completely the wrong direction and would not have seen the flaming car from that precise point. See more »

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Izo Yamura: Right after the war, my house in Tokyo was used by an American general and his family. When it was returned to me, it had: flowered wallpaper, three new bathrooms, and four new closets. Americans, I think, are over-devoted to bathrooms and closets.
Pete Aron: Well, we accumulate things.
Izo Yamura: And then you lock them away in closets. And the bathrooms?
Pete Aron: No, no, you don't get me on that one.
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Referenced in Death Race (2008) See more »

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The Greatest Racing movie in HISTORY
9 October 2004 | by See all my reviews

This movie simply put, is the greatest racing film of all time. Filmed during F1's glory days of the 1960's. I saw it a the Cinerama Dome in Hollywood in 1967 when I was 7 years old. My brother and I made our father take us back several time more, and to this day it's wonderful action sequences and amazing score (by Maurice Jarre) have never left my top 5 list. It was filmed in Super Panavision (a format log gone because of cost), ULTRA wide screen. The lives and loves of 4 drivers are followed during the Grand Prix season, with authentic racing scenes, fantastic locations (especially Monza's old bank turns & Spa's road circuit) and a good story line. Eva Marie Saint & Jessica Walter are great.

Nothing ever attemped since has even come close. Drivin is a pathetic joke next to it.

Just waiting for the DVD to come out!


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