At the same time, Eugene learns of the Cadillac's fate and attempts to start a brawl; ultimately leaving the office in a rage. Some thefts go smoothly such as when the keys are left in the ignition. As a result of the tip-off, two detectives Butch Stockton and Phil Woods in an unmarked Mercury corner the disguised Pace as he exits the International Towers. Realizing an opportunity, Pace drives the abused Mustang up to the wash entrance, leaves it with the staff, and then dupes the owner of the fourth Mustang under the guise of being the manager of the car wash. One day, he receives an offer from a South American drug lord asking him to steal 48 cars by the end of the week. Lee Iacocca Automobile Icon — Denice interviews Lee about cars and the mustang line in relation to Eleanor.
And when you give yourself over to it, it really is a great time. As cinematographer Jack Vacek and editor Warner Leighton explain in their informative commentary track, Toby Halicki had his sights set on making a movie - something he'd never done before - and pulled it off with amazing bravado, using several locations, lots of friends and contacts, and supplying pretty much all of the cars destroyed in the film's exciting chase sequences. Since, we do not take payments online at this time, there is 0% risk in placing order for movies you like on our website. Halicki was badly hurt and filming was stopped while he recovered. Our catalog is built as a reference for our customers, while we do our best to sync our in-stock items on our website. He also believed in going all out with whatever he is doing in life. As an insurance industry insider, Pace does have one small : All vehicles stolen must be insured.
He believed a fast car was to be driven fast and hard. Unsourced material may be challenged and. A total of 127 cars were either destroyed or damaged throughout the entirety of the film. It slams you on a rocket ride you'll never forget! July 2013 Gone in 60 Seconds is classified as an. Meanwhile, the duped owner is inquiring with the manager of the car wash as to the whereabouts of her Mustang — and faints at the sight of the wrecked car as it exits the wash bay. This is what I like from a commentary.
In a contemporary context, the portions of the film preceding the chase sequences are generally seen as on par with a period. Tony Syslo was the same cinematographer who later worked on those films, as well. All the better for being real with no cgi effects. I watched this film because of the chase, but the other half of the film is also very good. Every once in a while you see somebody who seems a little out of place or somebody delivers a line stiffly, but most of get by ok for the scene. It's a movie that blends charm with crudeness and thrives on its rough edges and realism. This is the Best, In our opinion, car chase movie made.
D, an international peace keeping agency. Insurance investigator Maindrian Pace and his team lead double-lives as unstoppable car thieves. Its really just a pretty good audio mix, but to me loses a little bit for so much of it being replaced and noticeably being replaced at times. For a budget release, though, it's hard to find significant fault with the end product. Navarre's transfer is very beautiful, bringing out the gleaming metal of all those exotic cars, and the puzzling colour schemes of the early seventies; plenty of browns, yellows, dashes of neon, and translucent blues, with unruly and immense hair to keep everyone's eyes peeled. Otherwise, it's fairly well prioritized and entrenched in the center save for a few moments of wider reverberation, such as during a sequence inside a garage in chapter five but does suffer through some inherent shallowness at times. Only one car, however, a yellow 1973 Ford Mustang nicknamed Eleanor, becomes a headache for the team.
Additional Review Content by Contributors 2001-Present used by Permission of Authors. If you like reliving the smash and crash movies of the period that concentrate on action rather than a story, then this will while away an evening pleasantly enough. Mapping out a basic strategy, the thieves scout out their vehicular targets; all of which have been given female. It's great stuff even by today's whiz-bang standards, practical and particularly digital alike, besting much more polished material precisely because it's anything but. The jump scene at the end of the chase is notable and set the standards for a number of subsequent pictures. No, he liked to put them through their paces. A very smart touch during the big chase was to frequently cut to the aftermath of car crashes, with wounded cops and civilians being dragged from burning cars and hustled away in ambulances -- it added an edge to the film, to show there are actually consequences to these actions and how often is that shown on the big screen? Vacek also made his debut as feature film cinematographer, and though the interior and night shots are rough around the edges, the chase sequences are exceptionally executed, with editor Leighton keeping the pace at a brisk pace.
Unlike the chase in the new film, this chase just keeps going on and on throughout the city streets, crashing an enormous amount 93 of cars during the 40 minute sequence. Black levels can be rather absorbing and prone to heavy crush, with a few nighttime shots devolving into a soupy morass of dense crush with only a few dots of light headlights, street lights, etc. They get you from scene to scene effectively enough. For me, it earns a spot in my collection and will continue to be enjoyed. Some pretty normal and then there are some that are special like the Manta. We went around it twice.
Worth having in every petrolhead's dvd collection. It's a car movie so it's about guys and cars, not emotion or angst. Including the entertaining documentary The Life and Times of H. The film also stars Halicki as Maindrian Pace, the leader of a gang of car thieves who set their sights on a particular car and within minutes, make it theirs. Nevertheless, Pace is confident that the order can be filled by the March 2, 1974 deadline. Made on a low budget and you can tell which was 10% spent in the first half hour and 90% in the remaining 60 minutes this still beats the big budget remake when it comes to the chase.
If your a fan of the golden age of 70s action driving films, you have to have this. And if your into Muscle Cars watch this movie closely because many of the cop cars are Impalas, G. It comes in a standard amaray style case. The technical issues should not dissuade anyone from checking it out nor should it offer a real impediment to enjoying the movie. .