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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.

Director:

H.B. Halicki

Writer:

H.B. Halicki

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Cast

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 ... 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
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
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Storyline

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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See 93 cars destroyed in the most incredible pursuit ever filmed See more »


Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

28 July 1974 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Gone in Sixty Seconds See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$150,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$40,000,000
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (DVD)

Sound Mix:

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

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The final "big jump" went 30 feet high and cleared 128 feet; Halicki suffered a compressed spine in the landing. See more »

Goofs

Camera and cameraman visible against building when the Mustang plows through the couch in the alley. See more »

Quotes

Mr. Velas: I don't need to remind you of the consequences if you fail to perform.
Maindrian Pace: Don't worry, Mr. Velas.
Mr. Velas: [chuckles] I don't worry. That's your job.
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Crazy Credits

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

Alternate Versions

The line "Unit 10 and 1-Baker-5, 10-4, stand-by on Ocean", said at the start of the chase by the female dispatcher (over the shot of the first black-and-white and unmarked Mercury leaving the Long Beach PD parking lot), has been removed from the DVD release. Also missing is half of a line spoken over shots of the big crash in Redondo Beach at the end of the chase. In the DVD, we hear, "Redondo Fire this is Mobile Rescue 2. We're at the scene of a four-car collision with multiple injuries. Have a ladder truck respond Code 3, we'll need the jaws-of-life", before it cuts off as we see the shot of Maindrian driving. Originally, the dialog continued over this shot and we said, "Have Goodhew respond Code 3, and give us an ETA please." See more »

Connections

Referenced in Adjust Your Tracking (2013) See more »

Soundtracks

Boob Tube Blues
Music and Lyrics by Ronald Halicki and Philip Kachaturian
Sung by Philip Kachaturian
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Ace Chase
26 January 2006 | by russell100ukSee all my reviews

Crap acting, dodgy voice dubbing, lack of plotting... no matter, the reason for this films existence is highly evident, the stunts are superb, the final chase builds like a classical music piece, starting off small and basic before escalating into a full blown crescendo. The sheer amount of destruction on-screen is astounding, but unlike most car chases this actually shows the consequences, with cutaways of the chase "victims" placed in between the hi-octane spills and tyre squealing thrills. Unlike the recent Nic Cage remake, which purports to be a Ferrari but is actually a Fiat Uno in disguise, this version keeps things simple and lets the action do the talking. Shallow, yes, but you'll hard pressed to find a more exciting car chase this side of Ronin.


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