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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 »

Director:

John Frankenheimer

Writers:

Robert Alan Aurthur (screen story), Robert Alan Aurthur (screenplay)
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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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Glamour! Speed! Spectacle! See more »

Genres:

Drama | Sport

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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

During filming, Yves Montand spun out and subsequently was terrified to go fast again. The crew modified a racecar that was then towed behind a Ford GT40. This setup would reach speeds of 130 mph. Montand was more comfortable with this setup than with having to drive the car himself. See more »

Goofs

During the presentation of flags prior to the Italian Grand Prix, the U.S. flag being displayed is the old 48-star version, which would have been a decade out-of-date at the time of the movie. See more »

Quotes

Jean-Pierre Sarti: You have to grasp the mind of Sr. Manetta, my darling. If a driver can be reached by those tactics, it means he probably will fear for his place on the team. That is exactly what Manetta wants, because that driver will try all the harder to win. He will perhaps take a risk which he would ordinarily avoid. And risks are always risks.
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Featured in Filming in the Fast Lane (1999) See more »

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A must-see for all Formula One fans.
30 July 1999 | by camcurwoodSee all my reviews

If you are a racing fan, then this movie is a must. The in-car camera shots are amazing, and put to shame the pictures we get today, from real races with modern technology. It serves as a great historical piece, with wonderful shots of the old Spa circuit and the oval banking at Monza. The effects are amazing. They somehow made it look like James Garner was actually driving the car, with another car buzzing behind him. The crash scenes are very spectacular. In terms of the story, it is OK, and improves greatly during the last race, where flashbacks are featured on each driver, and the suspense builds. It`s probably best seen on the biggest screen you can find.


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