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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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CINERAMA sweeps YOU into a drama of speed and 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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Technical Specs

Runtime:

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

Yves Montand's character, Sarti, tells how he no longer slows down when he sees an accident. He uses the exact words of the real life driver Phil Hill, as quoted by Robert Daley in his book "The Cruel Sport". 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

Louise Frederickson: I work for an American fashion magazine. We're going to do an issue around racing cars.
Jean-Pierre Sarti: Yes! Now I have it! Of course: Louise Frederickson. You once did an article about my wife, Monique Delvaux. "One of the 27 best-dressed businesswomen in the world." - or something like that.
Louise Frederickson: Only ten. You were away at the time, as I recall.
Jean-Pierre Sarti: [recalling the article] Yes... "While... while her husband is off racing motor cars, this busy woman executive spends long hours in her office administering the complex ...
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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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