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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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Cast

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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Trivia

A different version of the film exists. The earlier version has several scenes not used in the released version. Stills and footage from the alternate version can be found on the 25th Anniversary DVD by going to the Credits screen, highlighting Main Menu, then pressing up. A fast slide show of the early print will be shown. See more »

Goofs

When Pumpkin is calling the various limousine companies to set-up the thefts, she gives the address of Villa Riviera in Long Beach as "2206 Ocean Blvd." Villa Riviera is located at 800 (East) Ocean Blvd, as can be seen in the next shot when the limo arrives at the building, with "800" clearly visible on the front doors. See more »

Quotes

[Mustang crashes into a light pole]
1-Baker-11 detective: Jesus Christ, he just hit a damn pole! Turn aroud, turn around! We've got him now!
Male police dispatcher: [over radio] Attention all units, suspect vehicle has TA'd with light pole at Harbor Freeway northbound and Carson Street offramp. Pursuit is terminated.
[Mustang roars off up offramp]
Male police dispatcher: That is negative - pursuit is not terminated, repeat, not terminated.
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Crazy Credits

The opening credits stop after only one acting credit: "Eleanor." See more »

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Soundtracks

Boob Tube Blues
Music and Lyrics by Ronald Halicki and Philip Kachaturian
Sung by Philip Kachaturian
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Independent Filmmaking At Its Finest
3 August 2004 | by See all my reviews

If you've seen the remake of Gone In 60 Seconds (not a bad movie either) then you must see this outstanding original. Unfortunately, a movie nowadays could never be done like this. H.B. "Toby" Halicki had a dream and he certainly accomplished it here. He must have had more connections than the Gotti Family. It's good to have connections. You take care of people and they take care of you. Toby certainly took care of people and was given the freedom to make this high octane movie the way he wanted to. He had a magnificent collection of cars, among many other items, and used them all in this movie. He bought cars simply to destroy in the movie. He did his own amazing stunt driving, produced, directed, and everything in this movie. Though no one was a professional actor everyone performed well. This isn't an oscar-winning movie, but it's certainly amazing to see what had to be done to make this movie happen. I think this movie is slowly starting to become a cult classic. I can find it in any store nowadays, along with his other few great movies. If you're a fan of the car chase, you'll love this movie for the realism of the impressive 40 minute car chase at the end of the movie. It is AWESOME! Best thing since Bullitt with Steve McQueen. It's great considering you didn't have the special effects. Enjoy the movie! It's a must see!


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