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Gone in 60 Seconds (2000)

Gone in Sixty Seconds (original title)
PG-13 | | Action, Crime, Thriller | 9 June 2000 (USA)
A retired master car thief must come back to the industry and steal fifty cars with his crew in one night to save his brother's life.

Director:

Dominic Sena

Writers:

H.B. Halicki, Scott Rosenberg (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Nicolas Cage ... Memphis Raines
Giovanni Ribisi ... Kip Raines
Angelina Jolie ... Sara 'Sway' Wayland
T.J. Cross T.J. Cross ... Mirror Man (as TJ Cross)
William Lee Scott ... Toby
Scott Caan ... Tumbler
James Duval ... Freb
Will Patton ... Atley Jackson
Delroy Lindo ... Det. Roland Castlebeck
Timothy Olyphant ... Detective Drycoff
Chi McBride ... Donny Astricky
Robert Duvall ... Otto Halliwell
Christopher Eccleston ... Raymond Calitri
Vinnie Jones ... The Sphinx
Grace Zabriskie ... Helen Raines
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Storyline

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 Nick Riganas

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Plot Keywords:

auto theft | car | brother | thief | theft | See All (210) »

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Ice Cold, Hot Wired. See more »

Genres:

Action | Crime | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for violence, sexuality and language | See all certifications »

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Trivia

When Memphis (Nicolas Cage) first speaks with Otto (Robert Duvall) in his shop, there is a decal on the window of a woodpecker. It is the same woodpecker that Nicolas Cage has as a tattoo in Raising Arizona (1987). See more »

Goofs

The list of cars on the blackboard list changes without explanation. The '99 Infiniti Q45 (Rachel) disappears and is replaced by the Jaguar XJ 220. The Jaguar XK8 takes the XJ 220's place, and a Lamborghini Diablo that wasn't on the list takes the XK8's place, above the Lamborghini LM SUV. Later, the list is restored. A Hummer also appears and disappears on the list, and Megan, the GMC Yukon, is not on the list when Stacy is marked off. See more »

Quotes

Donny: See ya tomorrow night, Eleanor, with your fine ass.
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Crazy Credits

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 »

Alternate Versions

Director's cut DVD contains nine additional minutes. See more »

Connections

Featured in Gone in 60 Seconds: Wild Rides (2000) See more »

Soundtracks

Leave Home
Written by Tom Rowlands (as Thomas Rowlands), Ed Simons (as Edmund Simons) and Blake Baxter
Performed by The Chemical Brothers
Courtesy of Astralwerks Records
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A film about 51 times the HOT STUFF
23 October 2000 | by stamperSee all my reviews

To make it short and not to spoil everything this film is about Kip (Giovanni Ribsi), a car thief, who messes up a big delivery of stolen cars (50 in total). He is then threatened to be killed by the man who gave him the ‘order'. The objective now is to get 50 cars stolen in 3 days, with the help of Randall (Nicolas Cage), a ‘retired' booster and also Kip's brother and a couple of old friends of Randall's. As you can see this is the same old, big bro' needs to get lil' bro' out of trouble routine and of course Randall is the best thief there ever was. Of course as in all other movies there are also a few setbacks and surprises you never would have thought of, but at times it is predictable too, so there is nothing fancy about the story.

You are by now probably wondering why this is about 51 times the HOT STUFF, since there are only 50 beautiful, fast, cool and expensive cars to be stolen. Well the other hot item in this film is Sway (Angelina Jolie (who will be a big STAR (trust me))). She is not only very convincing in the role as a car theft, but she is pretty hot too. OK not hot as in pretty, but hot as in damn cool and sexy. She was very believable in this role, probably because she is some kind of a wild woman in real life too (don't believe me, read her biography) and for the sexy part well just see for yourself man. I only know, that she plays the kind of girl I like in this film, because she is not too mainstream, a bit alternative look and she even comes with a tattoo.

OK the only downsides I felt while watching this movie was, that there is not very much action, there is one totally unrealistic scene, the story is only OK and that there are not much jokes. Hey but after seeing the whole film I must say: WHO CARES. Why must I say that, well because it was still entertaining; had a couple of cool car chases; good music; some Bruckheimer scenes (where the combination of music and the lines of actors make your eyes go wet); good actors who all did their jobs; pretty cars; one cool, wild, sexy lady (yes, I mean Mrs. Jolie) and last but not least very nice and cool tools to boost the cars with. So some downsides here but still a pretty good and entertaining movie. All in all the best way to describe this film is that it is an overall OK movie with a cool – feelgood ending.

As for Nicolas Cage, well… He is actually one of my most favourite actors in the action genre nowadays after such good films as The Rock, Con Air, Face / Off, Snake Eyes and finally this one. Plus what actor has had so many good action / thriller's in the last years and such successful ones ? Well no one!!! Maybe Jackie Chan, but he is one of my favourites too. One thing that is true though about Mr. Cages Bruckheimer films is that they keep getting worse. The Rock, was a clear 9, Con air was a nice 8 and this well this clearly is a 7. Not that that mark is bad. Does it not show that his films under Bruckheimer keep getting worse and that maybe Cage has to think longer before he accepts a role in a movie and probably he should make a few less movies ? No it doesn't show us that, because almost all of Cage's films were successful in the last few years, except for 8mm and Bringing out the Dead. 8mm was not great, I admit that, but that was never Cage's fault and the story seemed good to me. About the latter film I can not say anything, ‘cause I have not seen it yet. One thing though I know for sure, if Bruckheimer would have asked me for those three films, I would have said YES to all of them. I would have said yes to The Rock, because the story was great and because you would get to play with Sean Connery and Ed Harris. I would have said yes to Con Air, because there would be a lot of action in it, because the story was good and because you got to act with John Malkovich and Ving Rhames. In this one I would have starred because I would have gotten a big paycheque, I would have been able to ride some cool and fast cars and because I would have been able to kiss Angelina Jolie (can't wait to see her in that Lara Croft outfit). This one was a good choice of Mr. Cage and it certainly was worth a look at in the theatre.

7 out of 10


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 June 2000 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Gone in 60 Seconds See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$90,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$25,336,048, 11 June 2000

Gross USA:

$101,648,571

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$237,202,299
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (director's cut)

Sound Mix:

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Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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