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Gone in 60 Seconds (1974)

PG | | Action, Crime, Drama | 28 July 1974 (USA)
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Insurance investigator Maindrian Pace and his team lead double-lives as unstoppable car thieves. When a South American drug lord pays Pace to steal 48 cars for him, all but one, a 1973 Ford... See full summary »

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Stars: Denice Shakarian Halicki
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Complete credited cast:
... Maindrian Pace / Vicinski
Marion Busia ... Pumpkin Chase
Jerry Daugirda ... Eugene Chase
James McIntyre ... Stanley Chase
George Cole ... Atlee Jackson
Ronald Halicki ... Corlis Pace
Markos Kotsikos ... Uncle Joe Chase
Butch Stockton ... 1-Baker-11 detective (driver)
Phil Woods ... 1-Baker-11 detective (passenger)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
J.C. Agajanian Jr. ... Light Blue Unmarked Detective
Christopher J.C. Agajanian ... Himself
Gary Bettenhausen ... Himself
Edward Booker ... Lowrider
Anthony Cole ... Lowrider
Mark Cole ... Lowrider
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Insurance investigator Maindrian Pace and his team lead double-lives as unstoppable car thieves. When a South American drug lord pays Pace to steal 48 cars for him, all but one, a 1973 Ford Mustang, are in the bag. As Pace prepares to rip-off the fastback, codenamed "Eleanor", in Long Beach, he is unaware that his boss has tipped off the police after a business dispute. Detectives are waiting and pursue Pace through five cities as he desperately tries to get away. Written by Paul Morris

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Action | Crime | Drama

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28 July 1974 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Gone in Sixty Seconds  »

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Budget:

$150,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$40,000,000
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1.85 : 1
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The six original songs by Philip Kachaturian featured in pre-1999 releases of the film (but since removed in the remastering process) are:
  • "Gone in 60 Seconds"
  • "Lois Lane Blues"
  • "I Do Hope the Man Doesn't Catch Me"
  • "Big Town, Big City"
  • "Chariot Ride"
  • "Boob Tube Blues"
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Camera and cameraman visible against building when the Mustang plows through the couch in the alley. See more »

Quotes

Hawkins: You know something, Vicinski, I bet five more cars have been stolen in just the time I've been here.
Maindrian Pace: No, I don't think so, Hawkins. Good night.
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The opening credits stop after only one acting credit: "Eleanor." See more »

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Referenced in Death Proof (2007) See more »

Soundtracks

Lois Lane Blues
Music and Lyrics by Ronald Halicki and Philip Kachaturian
Sung by Philip Kachaturian
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The best car-chase film of all time
6 June 2005 | by See all my reviews

The original "Gone In 60 Seconds" will be remembered by many viewers as the best car-chase film of all time. It will also be remembered as the film that featured lots of destroyed cars in a 40 minute chase. As said in the film's IMDb trivia: "93 cars are crashed in this 97 minute movie."

The best part of this whole movie is the 40-minute chase scene. So many cars are crashed and destroyed during the chase, including original city police cars. What's more, the chase scene had absolutely NO special effects, meaning that all the crashes and smashes were real. Furthermore, H.B. Halicki himself wrote, directed, and starred in the movie. He even drove the "star car" (the Mustang) throughout the chase!

My only negative comment about the film is that the beginning of the movie is very slow; so slow that you may be very eager to get to the 40-minute chase scene. However, if you have the DVD, you can just watch the film starting from the chase scene if you want to.

Overall, this movie had an awesome chase scene. It is the best chase scene ever filmed in a movie. It has to be seen to be believed.

P.S: This movie is much much better than the awful remake.


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