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Charles Robert Carner
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
1-Baker-5, the second unmarked Mercury that joins the main pursuit early on, was supposed to roll when side-swiping the oncoming car as Maindrian drives onto the sidewalk. A ramp was installed against the side of the civilian vehicle but the Mercury's suspension gave out after hitting it, resulting in the car simply sliding along the road on two wheels. Director H.B. Halicki became frustrated at the failed stunt and left the scene at that, but would eventually master the "barrel roll" for his second film The Junkman (1982). See more »
During the tow truck chase, the red Challenger loses its front right hubcap, but it reappears moments later. See more »
Male police dispatcher:
[as police cars fly over bridge]
Attention all units in the San Pedro, Long Beach, Torrance and Carson areas. Stand-by to copy. Long Beach PD is in pursuit of a 1973 Ford Mustang, yellow in color. California license 614 Henry Sam Ocean. One occupant, male caucasian. Approximately aged forty-five. Six feet, one-hundred-and-eighty-five pounds. Gray hair and mustache, gray coat, black pants. The reason for pursuit unknown.
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The opening credits stop after only one acting credit: "Eleanor." See more »
A 35mm pre-release print of the film (shown only in slide show mode and included as an Easter egg on the 2000 DVD) includes some additional footage not found in the theatrical cut. See more »
I saw Gone In Sixty Seconds in 1974 at this broken down theater in West Memphis, Arkansas when I was 10 years old. From that point on I have been a car chase/motorcycle/Evel Knievel stunt fanatic. The fact that H.B. Haliki was a high school dropout who made his millions in the auto junk business is reason enough to admire the man behind this drive-in classic. With his knowledge of the biz, he made the most hair raising car chase flick ever while teaching himself filmaking 101 at the same time! He was the Jackie Chan of the seventies. A one man demolition squad who teamed up with family and friends and made this movie on a shoestring budget that made over 40 million worldwide during its release. His efforts alone should inspire not only filmakers but anyone who has been putting his or her dreams off for one reason or another. Do like Toby Haliki,Do some research, find a way, stick to it and "CHASE" your dreams.
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