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Seven Eleanor replicas were made for use in this movie. Five of them were totaled during stunt sequences. Nicolas Cage and Jerry Bruckheimer kept the remaining two. Cage regularly takes his out for joy rides, while Bruckheimer is afraid of driving his.
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Nicolas Cage did most of his own stunt driving for the film. He attended the Bondurant Driving School in Phoenix, Arizona, Willow Springs (another car driving school), and the Bobby Ore Stunt Driving School in preparation for the film. He liked the race car driving school so much, that he continued to pursue it as a hobby after shooting was completed.
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When Mirror Man (T.J. Cross) is talking to the clerk at the police impound yard, a sign can be seen in the background that reads "If you leave your car unlocked, it will be gone in 60 seconds." This same sign was used in Gone in 60 Seconds (1974).
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The list of cars, with their codenames, is as follows (Note: Some of the codenames listed here do not correlate with what is actually said in the movie as each car arrives, for an explanation of this phenomenon, please see "goofs" for this film):

-1. Mary: 1999 Aston Martin DB7.

-2. Barbara: 1962 Aston Martin DB1.

-3. Lindsey: 1999 Bentley Arnage.

-4. Laura: 1999 Bentley Azure.

-5. Alma: 1964 Bentley Continental.

-6. Madeline: 1959 Cadillac Eldorado.

-7. Patricia: 1958 Cadillac Eldorado Brougham.

-8. Carol: 1999 Cadillac Escalade.

-9. Daniela: 2000 Cadillac Eldorado ETC (Eldorado Touring Coupe).

-10. Stefanie: 1957 Chevrolet Bel Air Convertible.

-11. Erin: 1969 Chevrolet Camaro Z28.

-12. Pamela: 1953 Chevrolet Corvette.

-13. Stacey: 1967 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Big Block.

-14. Anne: 2000 Ford F350 4x4 modified pick-up.

-15. Kate: 1971 DeTomaso Pantera.

-16. Vanessa: 1969 Dodge Daytona.

-17. Denise: 1998 Dodge Viper Coupe GTS.

-18. Diane: 1995 Ferrari 355 B.

-19. Iris: 1997 Ferrari 355 F1.

-20. Nadine: 1967 Ferrari 275 GTB4.

-21. Angelina: 1999 Ferrari 550 Maranello.

-22. Rose: 1987 Ferrari Testarosa.

-23. Susan: 1956 Ford T-Bird.

-24. Megan: 2000 GMC Yukon.

-25. Tracy: 1999 HumVee 2-Door Pickup.

-26. Rachel: 1999 Infiniti Q45.

-27. Bernadene: 1994 Jaguar XJ 220.

-28. Deborah: 1999 Jaguar XJ8.

-29. Gina: 1990 Lamborghini Diablo.

-30. Hillary: 1999 Lexus LS 400.

-31. Kimberley: 1999 Lincoln Navigator.

-32. Dorothy: 1957 Mercedes Benz 300 SL/Gullwing.

-33. Donna: 1999 Mercedes Benz CL 500.

-34. Samantha: 1999 Mercedes Benz S 60.0

-35. Ellen: 1998 Mercedes Benz SL 600.

-36. Gabriela: 1950 Mercury Custom.

-37. Shannon: 1971 Plymouth Hemi Cuda.

-38. Jessica: 1969 Plymouth Roadrunner.

-39. Sharon: 1965 Pontiac GTO.

-40. Tina: 1999 Porsche 996.

-41. Marsha: 2000 Porsche Boxster.

-42. Natalie: 1961 Porsche Speedster.

-43. Virginia: 1988 Porsche 959.

-44. Tanya: 1997 Porsche 911 Twin Turbo.

-45. Grace: 2000 Rolls Royce Stretch Limousine.

-46. Ashley: 1966 Shelby AC Cobra.

-47. Cathy: 2000 Toyota Landcruiser.

-48. Lynn: 1998 Toyota Supra Turbo.

-49. Lisa: 2000 Volvo Turbo Wagon R.

-50. Eleanor: 1967 Shelby Mustang GT 500.
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When The Sphinx (Vinnie Jones) and Mirror Man (T.J. Cross) are stealing the Hummer pickup truck, it was not originally scripted for the police car to fall off of the ramp. Vinnie Jones had pushed the stunt driver just a little off of the ramp, but did not have enough room to drive the Hummer past. He gave it a little more gas, and the Hummer smashed the car off the ramp. In the elevator afterwards, Jones said to the stuntman, "That'll teach ya!"
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The title was translated to "Come in 60 Seconds" when released in some Greek theaters.
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The final chase scene was largely improvised.
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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.
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After some disagreements with director Dominic Sena about the rewriting, Scott Rosenberg left the project. Writers Jonathan Hensleigh and J.J. Abrams came in and did an uncredited rewrite of the script.
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Christopher Eccleston did not have his driver's license during the shoot. He did not choose to take the drivers test until several years after the film was released.
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While only basic plot elements are shared with the original Gone in 60 Seconds (1974), one is the location of the final car. Eleanor, a classic Mustang (a 1973 model in the original, a 1967 in this movie), was parked at the International Towers in Long Beach.
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The motorcycle that Sway (Angelina Jolie) rides in the movie is a 1999 MV Agusta Serie ORO (Gold Series). It's one of only 300 produced worldwide, with a 750cc, in-line four-cylinder engine, which produces 125 horsepower, and a top speed of over 175 miles (281 kilometers) per hour.
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Angelina Jolie, Delroy Lindo, Giovanni Ribisi, and Scott Caan were also trained in stunt driving by Bobby Ore, albeit not as extensively as Nicolas Cage.
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The role of Sara "Sway" Wayland was written especially for Angelina Jolie.
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The ultra-rare McLaren F1 was originally supposed to be in the movie, but after the producers couldn't get their hands on one, it was replaced with another supercar, the Jaguar XJ220.
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When Sway walks into the warehouse of Ferrari, she remarks, "I was always a sucker for a redhead". One of the cars they steal is "Rose", a 1987 Ferrari Testarossa. In Italian, "testa rossa" means "red top", or in slang, "redhead".
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Christopher Eccleston spoke with his natural Lancashire accent in the film, because he noted that in American films, the English accents are always either posh or Cockney.
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Right after the film's release, Eleanor replicas based on the 1967 Mustang have skyrocketed, this forced executive producer Denice Shakarian Halicki to file a copyright for Eleanor's likeness, and she successfully won a court case against Carroll Shelby in 2008. His company, Carroll Shelby Enterprises, had a licensing agreement with Unique Performance in Farmers Branch, Texas, where his continuation series of Shelby Mustangs were produced until the company was closed in 2008 in response to law enforcement raids regarding vehicle identification number irregularities, and the lack of a just-in-time inventory where the Shelby continuation series were not delivered to customers. As of 2014, Classic Recreations of Tulsa, Oklahoma, is the licensed manufacturer of the Eleanor replica used in the film using 1967 Mustang fastback bodyshells supplied by Dynacorn Restoration Bodies.
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Christopher Eccleston described this as a "terrible film in which I give a terrible performance," adding that, before Doctor Who (2005), people who recognized him mostly shouted, "'You were in 'Gone in Sixty Seconds,' mate! You were shit!' And I have to laugh at that, because I was!"
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The girl at the party (Charlene Bloom) who spots Toby (William Lee Scott) at the garage when Kip and Tumbler are stealing the Escalade is now Scott's wife. They married in 2002.
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Delroy Lindo accidentally totalled the BMW he drives in the movie.
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One of the earlier drafts of the script included various things from Gone in 60 Seconds (1974). For example, Memphis (Nicolas Cage) puts on a disguise that makes him look like an old man when he goes to steal Eleanor (the same way the lead character in the original did). Also, the reason why The Sphinx (Vinnie Jones) was called "The Sphinx" was because he originally was written to have no nose (similar to the famous structure in Egypt), and that he had a pair of glasses that added on a fake nose that he wore only during the overnight boost.
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The scenes where the high speed chase ends take place in the Long Beach Naval Shipyard, which was closed in 1995.
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Nicolas Cage said that film "has kind of a glorified '70s B-movie aura."
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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).
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Cinema Vehicle Services produced 12 different "Eleanors" for use in the production of this movie. None of the 12 were actual Shelby Mustangs, but converted standard 1967 Mustang fastbacks. Of those cars, seven survived the filming in various states of repair. A 13th Eleanor, based on a real 1967 Shelby GT500, was prepared by Cinema Vehicle Services for producer Jerry Bruckheimer, but that car did not appear in this movie.
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Nicolas Cage's Porsche convertible was stolen a year after this movie came out. A few weeks later, police recovered his car from the bottom of a lake.
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In 2012, a group called the "Gone in Sixty Seconds Gang" was arrested for stealing 39 cars in the U.K.
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Dominic Sena said that Nicolas Cage and Giovanni Ribisi share a "shrewd sense of humor. They found a way to twist the dialogue, and were in synch. To me, they even look like brothers."
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To stay in character, Delroy Lindo wore his gun and police gear even when it wasn't needed in the shot.
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This was Vinnie Jones's third movie following Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels (1998) and Snatch (2000).
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Robert Duvall appeared in The Godfather (1972), featuring Scott Caan's father, James Caan, and directed by Nicolas Cage's uncle, Francis Ford Coppola.
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Angelina Jolie agreed to be in this movie because she loves cars. At the time, she drove a Ford truck.
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Robert Duvall worked with a professional car detailer to prepare for his role.
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To prepare for his role, Delroy Lindo spoke with police officers who specialize in auto thefts.
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Eleanor is the only main character carried over from Gone in 60 Seconds (1974).
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Sway (Angelina Jolie) is supposed to be several years older than Kip and his friends. Jolie is actually younger than Giovanni Ribisi (Kip), William Lee Scott (Toby), and James Duval (Freb). She's only 15 months older than Scott Caan (Tumbler).
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Jerry Bruckheimer on the last scene: "You had to drag Nicolas Cage out with a crane to get him out of that car."
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The bridge stunt was filmed at the Vincent Thomas Bridge which crosses Los Angeles Harbor. It was shut for a full day to film the car jump, the only time in the history of the bridge that this has happened. It was also featured in Lethal Weapon 2 (1989), To Live and Die in L.A. (1985), City of Angels (1998), and Charlie's Angels (2000).
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Christopher Eccleston was cast as Calitri after Jerry Bruckheimer saw him in Elizabeth (1998).
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Will Patton was cast two days before arriving on-set. When he asked Dominic Sena when he could do his homework, Sena said, "On-set, in front of the camera.
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The film cast includes three Oscar winners: Angelina Jolie, Nicolas Cage, and Robert Duvall.
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Chi McBride and Scott Caan appeared on Hawaii Five-0 (2010) (McBride joined the cast during season four).
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Detective Roland Castlebeck (Delroy Lindo) was modeled after Charles Durning's character in The Sting (1973).
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Timothy Olyphant was the studio's first choice to play Dominic Toretto in The Fast and the Furious (2001), but he declined, largely because of the similarities in theme to this film. Vin Diesel was next offered the role.
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The film trailer was narrated by Melissa Disney, and the film is widely credited as one of the first major movies to employ a female trailer voice.
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Producer Mike Stenson described Otto as "the Yoda of the group".
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Vinnie Jones worked with Director Dominic Sena in Swordfish (2001).
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Nicolas Cage co-starred with Angelina Jolie's father, Jon Voight, in National Treasure (2004) and National Treasure: Book of Secrets (2007).
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Scott Caan was in Sonny (2002), the first movie directed by Nicolas Cage.
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Timothy Olyphant and Delroy Lindo appeared in adaptations of Elmore Leonard's books. Olyphant in Justified (2010), and Lindo in Get Shorty (1995).
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This movie contains three actors who share a similar last name: Robert Duvall, James Duval, and Dean Rader-Duval.
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One of the executive producers of the film was Denice Shakarian Halicki, widow of H.B. Halicki, who wrote, directed and starred in the original Gone in Sixty Seconds (2000).
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Will Patton worked on two Jerry Bruckheimer movies in 2000: this one, and Remember the Titans (2000).
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Giovanni Ribisi (Kip Raines) was born the same year Gone in 60 Seconds (1974) was released.
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Replica car firms produced Eleanor Mustangs for the public.
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Nicolas Cage appeared with Scott Caan's father, James, in Honeymoon in Vegas (1992).
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Dominic Sena directed Angelina Jolie's ex-husband Brad Pitt, in Kalifornia (1993).
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Scott Caan and Barry Pepper appeared in Enemy of the State (1998). Giovanni Ribisi appeared with Pepper in Saving Private Ryan (1998).
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Bodhi Elfman (Buzzy) was also in Producer Jerry Bruckheimer's Armageddon (1998) and Enemy of the State (1998).
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Delroy Lindo and Timothy Olyphant, the two detectives in this film, appeared in A Life Less Ordinary (1997), Olyphant's second film credit.
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The same year this film came out, Scott Caan and Giovanni Ribisi appeared in Boiler Room (2000).
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Spoilers 

The trivia items below may give away important plot points.

The only true Shelby GT500 in the movie was given to Memphis (Nicolas Cage) by Kip (Giovanni Ribisi) at the end of the movie. The owner consented to the vehicle being used, as long as it was returned in the original condition. Every part that could be unbolted was replaced by junk parts.
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Vinnie Jones's character remains silent until the final few minutes of the film, which his character also did in The Midnight Meat Train (2008).
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When pursuing the 1967 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500, the police helicopter is denied clearance to fly over Long Beach Airport because of incoming aircraft. VFR flight is permitted at five hundred feet over the middle of the runway at all times. Contact with LGB Air Traffic Control Tower is needed for low altitude flights, and would likely be granted, as it does not interfere with any traffic over the middle of the runway.
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The name of Christopher Eccleston's character is "Raymond Calitri". Calitri is a play on words for H.B. Halicki, who directed Gone in 60 Seconds (1974).
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