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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
To achieve the effect of cars sliding into each other when hit by the patrol car at Moran Cadillac, the filmmakers put oil under the tires of the first few cars to help them slide. When it came time to do the stunt, it worked too well and many of the agency's own Cadillacs that were for sale were badly damaged. Director H.B. Halicki had to purchase all of them. See more »
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 »
Hey, Atlee, how come you don't get called up at five o'clock in the morning?
Because I live right.
Yeah, well I'll fix your living habits! Tomorrow morning you can get up at five o'clock and start tearing that truck apart to find out how come he hit the train.
Okay, if Stanley helps me. I think five years in the army gave him brain damage!
Hey, hey, I'll learn the business next week, all right? I don't even know how these switch-overs work.
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The opening credits stop after only one acting credit: "Eleanor." See more »
"Special Edition" re-release VHS/DVD version features remastered video, and audio. The soundtrack has also been completely changed. See more »
I've only seen trailers for the Summer 2000 release of GONE IN SIXTY SECONDS. But the trailers show a big budget, MTV style editing, and big stars. What it didn't show was that this thriller about a master car thief is a remake of this 1974 no-budgeter by auto man Halicki. The 1974 GI60S's charm is that it is very low budget. Some scenes, such as the auto auction in the run down lot, or the Radio DJ's cramped little studio add to some crisp atmosphere. However, the first half of GI60S is rather amateurish (One entire scene is terribly out of focus) and we have trouble following Halicki's unprofessionally written plot. The second half of the film is a car chase that has to be seen to be believed! In 40 minutes, close to 90 cars are destroyed in a massive auto chase spanning several cities, freeways, parks, lots, you just name it. For all it's sloppiness, the original 1974 version of GI60S has a neat charm.
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