After he's busted for smuggling coke on his plane, Jim Hoffman has a chance to start over in a lush, affluent suburb of San Diego. Jim and his wife, Ellen are surprised to find maverick auto mogul John DeLorean lives in a glamorous house down the street. Soon an unexpected friendship forms between the two men, just as John's new venture--the DeLorean Motor Company--is taking off. But with the FBI pushing Jim to inform on his flashy former dealer, Morgan Hetrick and John's financing falling through the cracks, things are far from idyllic...and about to take a dark turn. Based on the real events that would become the celebrity scandal of its generation.Written by
The director this movie is from Belfast, Northern Ireland. Same place the Delorean factory was. See more »
When you're doing a period movie, you need to ensure the cars being filmed actually existed. At the 1:25 point of the movie as Hoffman and Delorean drive down the highway with the FBI following, a black Buick Grand National appears in frame behind Hoffman's GTO. The Grand National was made from 1984-1987 and wouldn't have existed in 1981 when this movie is taking place. See more »
Not a biopic, but fascinating
Pace is fantastic as DeLorean and Sudeikis proves (again) that he can do much more than goofy comedies. Many here expected this film to focus on the famous engineer, but this is not a biopic. This is about the unlikely but fascinating events that led to the end of his career. We still get a good look at his personality, even if the focus is slightly more on Jim Hoffman whose story is also fascinating. Well worth a watch.
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