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Robert Hamner (story)
Roy Huggins (story)
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Release Date:
20 February 1970 (USA) See more »
The world premiere of a Grand Prix thriller.
Racers compete in the Grand Prix. | Add synopsis »
Won Primetime Emmy. See more »


  (in credits order)

Darren McGavin ... Jim McCabe

Sean Garrison ... Cody Scanlon

Nico Minardos ... Paco Ortega

Anne Baxter ... Stephanie York

Richard Conte ... Ritchie

Farley Granger ... Nealy - the manager of the casino

Juliet Mills ... Mary McCabe

Sal Mineo ... Angel de Angelo

Susan Clark ... Catherine 'Cat' Burroughs

Michael Evans ... Jules

William Sylvester ... Brad York
John Holland ... Ambrose

Alan Caillou ... Bryan Toomey

Directed by
Leslie H. Martinson 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Robert Hamner  story
Roy Huggins  story (as John Thomas James)
Dick Nelson 

Produced by
Roy Huggins .... producer
Frederick Shorr .... associate producer
Original Music by
Pete Rugolo 
Cinematography by
Jack A. Marta 
Film Editing by
Nick Archer 
Edward A. Biery 
Art Direction by
John T. McCormack 
Costume Design by
Burton Miller 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Lester Wm. Berke .... assistant director
Sound Department
James T. Parker .... sound
Other crew
Joe Alves .... technical adviser
Nick Dio .... technical adviser

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Herausforderung zum Grand-Prix" - Austria, West Germany
"Aftoi pou den deiliasan pote" - Greece (transliterated ISO-LATIN-1 title)
"As Rodas da Loucura" - Portugal (imdb display title)
"Desafío en la pista" - Argentina
"Desafio na Pista" - Brazil (imdb display title)
"Hans sidste Grand Prix" - Denmark (theatrical title)
"Senstation på racerbanan" - Sweden
"Sfida sulla pista di fuoco" - Italy
"To rally tou thanatou" - Greece (transliterated ISO-LATIN-1 title)
"Vidas en peligro" - Spain
"Viimeinen kierros" - Finland
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120 min | Finland:95 min
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.33 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Finland:K-12 | Finland:K-11 (new rating: 2001) | Sweden:15 | UK:U | West Germany:12 (f) (cut)

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This was CBS's first TV-movie.See more »


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