History Film / GoneInSixtySeconds1974

5th Aug '17 8:32:12 PM maxwellsilver
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* NotCheatingUnlessYouGetCaught: Discussed. The team has an underwriter buy Jill, a wrecked 1970 Dodge Challenger R/T, then steals an identical Challenger and swap out the engine, transmission and VIN and sell it to a Chrysler dealership ([[TruthInTelevision a very real technique]]), Atlee explains to TheNewGuy (doubling as AudienceSurrogate) that because over a million cars are stolen annually in Los Angeles, the chances of that specific car being being found after undergoing a swap out are 500,000:1.

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* NotCheatingUnlessYouGetCaught: Discussed. The team has an underwriter buy Jill, a wrecked 1970 Dodge Challenger R/T, then steals an identical Challenger and swap out the engine, transmission and VIN placards and sell it to a Chrysler dealership ([[TruthInTelevision a very real technique]]), Atlee explains to TheNewGuy (doubling as AudienceSurrogate) that because over a million cars are stolen annually in Los Angeles, the chances of that specific car being being found after undergoing a swap out are 500,000:1.



* PublicSecretMessage: After stealing the uninsured Mustang, the owner puts an ad in the paper, stating it's unisnured and if returned, no questions would be asked.

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* PublicSecretMessage: After stealing the uninsured Mustang, the owner puts an ad in the paper, stating it's unisnured uninsured and if returned, no questions would be asked.


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* SloMoBigAir: Maindrian drives off a hood that just happened to be placed on two wrecked cars (unrelated to his chase).[[note]]There was a dirt ramp underneath the hood[[/note]] This is shown from several angles in slow-motion, then shown at normal speed. You can actually see Eleanor bending on landing.
3rd May '17 2:54:42 PM maxwellsilver
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Chace Research insurance investigator Maindrian Pace and his team lead a double life as expert car thieves. When a Colombian drug lord contracts him to steal 48 cars in a week for $400,000, he has secured all but one, a 1971 Mustang Mach I, codenamed Eleanor. After destroying a [[CoolCar 1972 Cadillac Fleetwood Eldorado]] because it was owned by a drug trafficker (and packed to the brim with heroin), Eugene Chace, his business partner/brother-in-law, tips off the police to stakeout the International Tower in Long Beach, location of the final Mustang.

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Chace Research insurance investigator Maindrian Pace and his team lead a double life as expert car thieves. When a Colombian drug lord contracts him to steal 48 cars in a week for $400,000, he has secured all but one, a 1971 Mustang Mach I, codenamed Eleanor. After destroying a [[CoolCar 1972 Cadillac Fleetwood Eldorado]] Eldorado because it was owned by a drug trafficker (and packed to the brim with heroin), Eugene Chace, his business partner/brother-in-law, tips off the police to stakeout the International Tower in Long Beach, location of the final Mustang.



* BadassDriver: Pace, and Hallicki, who did all of the stunts himself, including the 120 foot jump ([[RealityEnsues which actually compressed twelve vertebrae and resulted in a permanent limp]]).

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* BadassDriver: Pace, and Hallicki, who did all of the stunts himself, including the 120 foot jump ([[RealityEnsues which (which actually compressed twelve vertebrae and resulted in a permanent limp]]).limp).



* FingertipDrugAnalysis: When the Eldorado comes in with packets of white powder, Atlee stabs one packet with a switchblade and tastes the powder, declaring it to be heroin.



* NotCheatingUnlessYouGetCaught: Discussed. The team has an underwriter buy Jill, a wrecked 1970 Dodge Challenger R/T, then steals an identical Challenger and swap out the engine, transmission and VIN and sell it to a Chrysler dealership ([[TruthInTelevision a very real technique]]), Atlee explains to TheNewGuy (doubling as AudienceSurrogate) that because over a million cars are stolen annually in Los Angeles, the chances of that specific car being being found after undegoing a swap out are 500,000:1.

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* NotCheatingUnlessYouGetCaught: Discussed. The team has an underwriter buy Jill, a wrecked 1970 Dodge Challenger R/T, then steals an identical Challenger and swap out the engine, transmission and VIN and sell it to a Chrysler dealership ([[TruthInTelevision a very real technique]]), Atlee explains to TheNewGuy (doubling as AudienceSurrogate) that because over a million cars are stolen annually in Los Angeles, the chances of that specific car being being found after undegoing undergoing a swap out are 500,000:1.



* Product Placement: Throughout the film we see many brands, most notably Goodyear Tire, provided by the blimp no less, Arco Gas Stations, and a complete radio ad for the Cal Worthington Ford Dealership.

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* Product Placement: ProductPlacement: Throughout the film we see many brands, most notably Goodyear Tire, provided by the blimp no less, Arco Gas Stations, and a complete radio ad for the Cal Worthington Ford Dealership.



* TitleDrop: On the ''Goodyear Blimp'', no less.

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* TitleDrop: On the ''Goodyear Blimp'', no less.less, advising people to lock their cars or it could be stolen in under a minute.
17th Mar '17 11:17:04 PM TroperBeDoper
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* ThrowItIn: During the climactic chase sequence, Eleanor was accidentally clipped from the rear by another car, causing it to spin out of control and collide with a lamp post. The collision was kept in the film for dramatic effect. Also, the derailed train at the very start of the film was a real one, which Halicki happened to come across, so he incorporated it into an EstablishingCharacterMoment scene.
25th Apr '16 3:54:12 PM GoredonTheDestroyer
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Props to Eleanor, the 1971 Mustang used: Despite having been through automotive hell, the car, as of 2009, is still in running condition!
25th Apr '16 3:53:45 PM GoredonTheDestroyer
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* Props to Eleanor, the 1971 Mustang used: Despite having been through automotive hell, the car, as of 2009, is still in running condition!

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* Props to Eleanor, the 1971 Mustang used: Despite having been through automotive hell, the car, as of 2009, is still in running condition!
25th Apr '16 3:51:53 PM GoredonTheDestroyer
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* Props to Eleanor, the 1971 Mustang used: Despite having been through automotive hell, the car, as of 2009, is still in running condition!
12th Sep '15 5:03:28 AM Morgenthaler
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--> '''[[TagLine HIS BUSINESS IS STEALING CARS...when he goes to work, the excitement starts---and GOES---and GOES---and GOES!]]'''

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--> '''[[TagLine HIS '''HIS BUSINESS IS STEALING CARS...when he goes to work, the excitement starts---and GOES---and GOES---and GOES!]]'''
GOES!'''
13th Jan '15 5:20:32 AM DeepRed
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* ThrowItIn: During the climactic chase sequence, Eleanor was accidentally clipped from the rear by another car, causing it to spin out of control and collide with a lamp post. The collision was kept in the film for dramatic effect. Also, the derailed train at the very start of the film was a real one, which Halicki happened to come across, so he incorporated it into an EstablishingCharacterMoment scene.
17th Nov '14 3:40:28 AM Antwan
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Made by H. B. "Toby" Hallicki, known as [[MeaningfulName The Shoestring Salesman]] (who did all of his own stunts) on a budget of almost nothing.

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Made by H. B. "Toby" Hallicki, known as [[MeaningfulName The Shoestring Salesman]] (who did all of his own stunts) on a budget of almost nothing.
nothing. Has [[Film/GoneInSixtySeconds2000 a remake]] starring Creator/AngelinaJolie and Creator/NicolasCage.
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* RealitySubtext: Pace's line of "Last of the Mustangs" may seem odd to modern viewers since the Mustang has been in continuous production since its introduction in 1964, but he's referring to the Mustang II, introduced for the 1974 model year and based on the ''much'' smaller Pinto platform (but, like the Bobcat and Pinto wagons, it had a different rear axle and gas tank location, avoiding the [[EveryCarIsAPinto infamous defect]]).



* ThrowItIn: The train crash at the beginning was an actual crash that Hallicki couldn't pass up, and the Cadillac that clipped Eleanor's bumper causing it to hit a lamp post was an accident, which Hallicki, after regaining consciousness, asked "Did we get coverage?".
15th Nov '14 10:18:16 PM ebec89
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* Product Placement: Throughout the film we see many brands, most notably Goodyear Tire, provided by the blimp no less, Arco Gas Stations, and a complete radio ad for the Cal Worthington Ford Dealership.
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