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Gone in 60 Seconds (1974)

PG | | Action, Crime, Drama | 28 July 1974 (USA)
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When a South American drug lord pays Pace to steal 48 cars for him, all but one is in the bag - thereby, the police precipitate in a desperate car chase against Pace and his Eleanor across Southern California.


H.B. Halicki


H.B. Halicki



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Cast overview, first billed only:
H.B. Halicki ... Maindrian Pace
Marion Busia Marion Busia ... Pumpkin Chase
Jerry Daugirda Jerry Daugirda ... Eugene Chase
James McIntyre James McIntyre ... Stanley Chase
George Cole George Cole ... Atlee Jackson
Ronald Halicki Ronald Halicki ... Corlis Pace
Markos Kotsikos Markos Kotsikos ... Uncle Joe Chase
Parnelli Jones ... Parnelli Jones
Gary Bettenhausen Gary Bettenhausen ... Himself
Jonathan E. Fricke Jonathan E. Fricke ... KFOX Interviewer
Hal McClain Hal McClain ... KFOX Announcer
J.C. Agajanian J.C. Agajanian ... Himself
J.C. Agajanian Jr. J.C. Agajanian Jr. ... Light Blue Unmarked Detective
Christopher J.C. Agajanian Christopher J.C. Agajanian ... Himself
Billy Englehart Billy Englehart ... Billy


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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


You can lock your car. But if he wants it...it's GONE IN 60 SECONDS. See more »


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Release Date:

28 July 1974 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Gone in Sixty Seconds See more »


Box Office


$150,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Mono | Dolby (DVD re-release)| DTS (DVD re-release)


Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


The complete list of 48 cars stolen by Maindrian and his crew for the contract, with the celebrity/business owners, where applicable, is as follows (pieced together from the blackboard in Maindrian's office and the list he gives Atlee and Stanley, as well as dialog throughout the film):
  • 1. Donna: 1973 Stutz Blackhawk (Florence-Western Medical Center)
  • 2. Karen: 1973 Stutz Blackhawk (The Upstairs Art Gallery)
  • 3. Marilyn: 1970 De Tomaso Mangusta
  • 4. Judy: 1962 Ferrari 340 America
  • 5. Kathy: 1970 Rolls Royce Silver Shadow I
  • 6. Nancy: 1971 Cadillac Eldorado
  • 7. Terry: 1971 Rolls Royce Silver Shadow I (Willie Davis)
  • 8. Dianne: 1972 Cadillac Fleetwood 75 Limousine (Morgan Limousine Service)
  • 9. Christy: 1971 Customized Chevrolet Vega
  • 10. Patti: 1971 Citroen SM
  • 11. Marion: 1974 Cadillac Fleetwood Brougham Limousine (The Gamby Mortuary)
  • 12. Janet: 1971 Ford "Big Oly" Bronco (Parnelli Jones)
  • 13. Annie: 1969 Manta Mirage (Whittlesey Motors)
  • 14. Maxine: 1969 De Tomaso Pantera
  • 15. Claudia: 1970 Jaguar XK1500
  • 16. Leona: 1972 Cadillac Fleetwood Station Wagon (Bruce Industries)
  • 17. Ruth: 1974 Lincoln Continental Mark IV
  • 18. Sandy: 1972 Maserati Ghibli Coupe
  • 19. Laurie: 1973 Cadillac El Dorado
  • 20. Patricia: 1974 Cadillac Coupe DeVille
  • 21. Tracie: 1967 Lamborghini Miura (Tayco)
  • 22. Kelly: 1971 Rolls Royce Silver Shadow I (J.C. Agajanian)
  • 23. Rosie: 1959 Rolls Royce Phantom V
  • 24. Dorothy: 1957 Mercedes Benz 300SL
  • 25. Eleanor: 1973 Ford Mustang Mach I (Hal McClain)
  • 26. Martha: 1972 Cadillac Fleetwood 75 Limousine (Morgan Limousine Service)
  • 27. Beverly: 1930 Hudson Great Eight
  • 28. Jean: 1971 Chevrolet Corvette C3
  • 29. Betty: 1973 Jensen Interceptor
  • 30. Joanne: 1972 Mercedes Benz 200SE
  • 31. Carey: 1966 Rolls Royce Silver Cloud II
  • 32. Mary: 1973 Cadillac Coupe DeVille
  • 33. Dorie: 1974 Cadillac Fleetwood 75 Limousine
  • 34. Frances: 1971 White Freightliner (Transall Trucking Co.)
  • 35. Maria: 1970 Rolls Royce Silver Shadow I
  • 36. Sharon: 1972 Ferrari 365 GTB
  • 37. Ruby: 1972 Cadillac Fleetwood 75 Limousine (Morgan Limousine Service)
  • 38. Michelle: 1969 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray
  • 39. Susan: 1972 Plymouth Barracuda
  • 40. Alice: 1953 Chrysler Coupe D'elegance
  • 41. Paula: 1949 Ferrari 195 Inter
  • 42. Julie: 1973 Lincoln Continental Mark IV Limousine
  • 43. Renee: 1966 Lotus Europa S1
  • 44. Jackie: 1966 Rolls Royce Silver Cloud III
  • 45. Eileen: 1924 Rolls Royce Silver Ghost
  • 46. Elizabeth: 1927 Citroen B14 Conduite
  • 47. Lorna: 1968 Intermeccanica Italia GFX (Lyle Waggoner)
  • 48. Nicole: 1972 Cadillac Fleetwood 75 Limousine (Morgan Limousine Service)
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Maindrian narrowly misses hitting a white van when speeding out of Prince Chrysler-Plymouth in the tow truck, and waits until it passes before continuing. When the security car follows, the van is back next to the driveway, stopped. See more »


Pumpkin Chase: [about Maindrian's wig] Doesn't he look good with his gray hair?
Atlee Jackson: Ah, he looks like a polack.
Maindrian Pace: At least my mother didn't name me Atlee!
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Crazy Credits

The ending credits in the 2001 DVD release features footage of H.B. Halicki's widow, Denice Shakarian Halicki, riding in "Eleanor." See more »

Alternate Versions

The film was heavily re-edited after initially being submitted to the MPAA for rating, with particular concentration on the scenes where Maindrian meets with the South American contact and the Challenger is re-birthed in the workshop. This was due to the high visibility of pin-ups on the wall of the shop, with the MPAA threatening to give the film an R-rating if they weren't removed. With careful re-editing by Warner E. Leighton, the film passed as PG. Originally, Atlee picks up Maindrian and Corlis from the airport, and after Corlis' failed attempt at stealing the "Eleanor" parked near-by (with Harold Smith's wife inside), they conduct a drive-around of the airport parking lot looking for other potential hits. Maindrian then spots another Challenger ("Jill") and proceeds to steal it (footage which is seen later in the final cut of the film). They then return to base, and Maindrian meets with the South American contact by boat. After returning to his car, Maindrian calls the workshop where the original wrecked "Jill" is being brought in to be switched with the recently-stolen Challenger from the airport. He talks with Corlis about their plans while driving, and Corlis tries to ask for a pay-rise before Maindrian hangs up on him. He then joins the others to pull apart the wrecked Challenger and explain the re-birthing process to Stanley with Atlee. The original pre-release cut, shown as an Easter egg on the 2000 DVD release, but only in slideshow mode, has all these scenes intact. See more »


Featured in Laserdisc Memories: The Criterion Collection (2010) See more »


Gone in 60 Seconds
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 redbosoxSee 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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