In order to foil a terrorist plot, an FBI agent undergoes facial transplant surgery and assumes the identity of a criminal mastermind, who murdered his only son. The plan turns sour when the criminal wakes up prematurely and seeks revenge.
In exchange for his little brother's life, the reformed car thief, Randall "Memphis" Raines, has to do the impossible: in less than three days, he has to steal not one, but fifty exotic supercars for the ruthless crime lord, Ray Calitri. To stand a chance of pulling off this intricate and time-sensitive grand theft auto, once more, Memphis has to rely on his old gang--his knowledgeable mentor, Otto; the old friends, Sphinx and Donny; his reluctant ex-girlfriend, Sway, and a band of tech-savvy young thieves--however, the police are already onto them. Now, fast Lamborghinis, precious Ferraris, luxurious Porsches, and Eleanor--a rare Ford Shelby Mustang GT500--are just some of the cars in Raines' long list. Can Memphis execute the perfect car heist?Written by
The scene in the movie where the whole crew has to get the detective (Delroy Lindo) to blow away drug evidence with a car's exhaust is the one portion of the film that is virtually identical to Gone in 60 Seconds (1974). Though it was completely extraneous with regards to the 1974 film's plot, this scene is not completely extraneous to the plot of this movie. This scene is where the detective spots a list of police call signs on a table as he walks around the Cadillac that lets him know that Memphis will be stealing the cars that night. See more »
When Kip is stealing the Porsche at the beginning, he throws a brick into the glass doors. The stone shatters both doors. In the next shot, he walks in and the left door (right side of the screen) is unbroken. See more »
[giving driving lessons]
Don't look at me, look at the people next to you! Nex... Look at the... - well, turn the wheel! Pull over, pull her the hell over!
Learn how to drive!
[shuts car off]
Don't touch nothing! You can't negotiate turns. You can't signal properly. You can't maintain speed. You can't parallel park. Hell, you can't drive, honey. Shit, I can't swim, I know I can't. So you know what I do? I stay my black ass out the pool!
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Before the end credits begin the screen goes black. When this happens we hear Memphis' car stall and he says "Oh don't do this to me!" See more »
Director's cut DVD contains nine additional minutes. See more »
Too Sick to Pray
Written by Larry Love (as Robert Spragg) and Rock Freebase (as Mark Sams)
Performed by Alabama 3 (as A3)
Courtesy of Columbia Records/Elemental Records/Virgin Schallplatten GmbH
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Great movie - stop giving it such a hard time!
This movie has taken a lot of stick. It was slated by critics when it came out and was blamed for wrecking Nicolas Cage's career. The thing I don't think people get is that it's not meant to be an epic, Oscar contender of a movie, it's just some brilliant "Bruck-buster" action at its best. Fast cars, quick editing and a great soundtrack - it does exactly what it says on the tin. Also, for anyone who likes cars its a pure treat. It has everything: Ferraris, Mercs, a Hummer and lets not forget Eleanor! I think you'd be hard pushed to find a better action movie, and personally, a better movie at all!! Then again maybe that's just me!
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