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Gone in 60 Seconds (1974)

PG | | Action, Crime, Drama | 28 July 1974 (USA)
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When a South American drug lord pays Pace to steal 48 cars for him, all but one is in the bag - thereby, the police precipitate in a desperate car chase against Pace and his Eleanor across Southern California.

Director:

H.B. Halicki

Writer:

H.B. Halicki

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
H.B. Halicki ... Maindrian Pace
Marion Busia Marion Busia ... Pumpkin Chase
Jerry Daugirda Jerry Daugirda ... Eugene Chase
James McIntyre James McIntyre ... Stanley Chase
George Cole George Cole ... Atlee Jackson
Ronald Halicki Ronald Halicki ... Corlis Pace
Markos Kotsikos Markos Kotsikos ... Uncle Joe Chase
Parnelli Jones ... Parnelli Jones
Gary Bettenhausen Gary Bettenhausen ... Himself
Jonathan E. Fricke Jonathan E. Fricke ... KFOX Interviewer
Hal McClain Hal McClain ... KFOX Announcer
J.C. Agajanian J.C. Agajanian
J.C. Agajanian Jr. J.C. Agajanian Jr. ... Light Blue Unmarked Detective
Christopher J.C. Agajanian Christopher J.C. Agajanian ... Himself
Billy Englehart Billy Englehart ... Billy
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Storyline

Insurance investigator Maindrian Pace and his team lead double-lives as unstoppable car thieves. When a South American drug lord pays Pace to steal 48 cars for him, all but one, a 1973 Ford Mustang, are in the bag. As Pace prepares to rip-off the fastback, codenamed "Eleanor", in Long Beach, he is unaware that his boss has tipped off the police after a business dispute. Detectives are waiting and pursue Pace through five cities as he desperately tries to get away. Written by Paul Morris

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Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

28 July 1974 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Gone in Sixty Seconds See more »

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Budget:

$150,000 (estimated)
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Mono | Dolby (DVD re-release)| DTS (DVD re-release)

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

When Maindrian is first telling Atlee about the new contract, a message on the blackboard behind them is visible saying, "Sgt. Hawkins called about Vacek case"--a reference to director of photography Jack Vacek. See more »

Goofs

Oddly, scenes of the big crash aftermath at the end of the chase, involving all of the pursuing police cars, are interspersed with the same cars following the Mustang towards this crash scene before it even occurs. See more »

Quotes

Corlis Pace: [drives up in a big white Cadillac] How do I look in this one?
Maindrian Pace: Like a polack! Where's your wig?
Corlis Pace: It itches.
Maindrian Pace: I'll itch you. Get this damn thing in here and get it cleaned-up!
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Crazy Credits

The ending credits in the 2001 DVD release features footage of H.B. Halicki's widow, Denice Shakarian Halicki, riding in "Eleanor." See more »

Alternate Versions

"Special Edition" re-release VHS/DVD version features remastered video, and audio. The soundtrack has also been completely changed. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Driver: San Francisco (2011) See more »

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Chicken Dance
Music and Lyrics by Werner Thomas
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A Real Independent Film
27 June 2001 | by RamblerSee all my reviews

In this day of "so called" independent film making, the majority of

which is backed by big studio money and ruined by the meddling

of "suits", it's so refreshing to see a truly independent film! "Gone

In 60 Seconds" was written, produced, directed and distributed by

the same man, H.B. Halicki, who also stars AND did most of the

stunt driving! This is truly a film the likes of which we will never see

again, thanks to our over-protective, sue-happy, society of wimps

and victims. Several comments are made about the acting in this

film. I would say that for none of the cast being professionals, they

handled themselves very well. And as for this being Halicki's first

film as a director, he must've known a few things and/or had some

great tech people working with him because the film is cut

together so wonderfully. Then too there is the sheer guilty

pleasure of see cars obliterated. I wish I could've seen this on the

big screen. So, if you're looking for a film with a lot of meaning,

skip this one. If you just want to enjoy a well crafted little film, and

see lots of Plymouth police cars get crunched--run out and get

GONE IN 60 SECONDS (but drive safely, please)!


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