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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.

Director:

John Frankenheimer

Writers:

Robert Alan Aurthur (screen story), Robert Alan Aurthur (screenplay)
Won 3 Oscars. Another 4 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
James Garner ... Pete Aron
Eva Marie Saint ... Louise Frederickson
Yves Montand ... Jean-Pierre Sarti
Toshirô Mifune ... Izo Yamura (as Toshiro Mifune)
Brian Bedford ... Scott Stoddard
Jessica Walter ... Pat
Antonio Sabato ... Nino Barlini (as Antonio Sabàto)
Françoise Hardy ... Lisa
Adolfo Celi ... Agostini Manetta
Claude Dauphin ... Hugo Simon
Enzo Fiermonte ... Guido
Geneviève Page ... Monique Delvaux-Sarti (as Genevieve Page)
Jack Watson ... Jeff Jordan
Donald O'Brien ... Wallace Bennett (as Donal O'Brien)
Jean Michaud 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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Taglines:

Glamour! Speed! Spectacle! See more »

Genres:

Drama | Sport

Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English | French | Italian | Japanese

Release Date:

21 December 1966 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A nagy verseny See more »

Filming Locations:

Farnborough Hall, Warwickshire See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$9,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$20,845,016
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Sound Mix:

70 mm 6-Track (Westrex Recording System) (70 mm prints)| Mono (35 mm prints)

Color:

Color (Metrocolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.20 : 1
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Trivia

According to John Frankenheimer, the character played by Jessica Walter was based on Louise Collins, an actress who married a British racing driver and was soon widowed. See more »

Goofs

When Scott Stoddard's car crashes in the first Grand Prix race you can see a white tendril of smoke shooting out towards the car. This is the hydrogen pump used to propel the fake formula 1 car with a dummy in it to make the crash seem more realistic and should not be in the shot. See more »

Quotes

Lisa: I'm leaving you
Nino Barlini: Leaving? For how long?
Lisa: For always you fool. Forever.
Lisa: I met a boy, an American who want to go to the Greek islands and dive for relics.
Nino Barlini: In the first place, diving is a great bore.
Lisa: How do you know? Have you ever done it?
Nino Barlini: Some things one can tell without doing them that they will be a great bore and the underwater is for fish not for people.
Nino Barlini: In the second place, they are not relics at all.
Nino Barlini: I have on authority from a close friend that things are manufactured and then dumped into the...
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The Greatest Racing movie in HISTORY
9 October 2004 | by motograndprixSee 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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