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''Gone in 60 Seconds'' is a 2000 action film starring Creator/NicolasCage, directed by Dominic Sena, and written by Scott Rosenberg. It was produced by JerryBruckheimer, producer of ''Film/TheRock'' and ''Film/{{Armageddon}}'', and is a remake of the [[Film/GoneInSixtySeconds1974 1974 H.B. Halicki film of the same name]].

The film was shot in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada and throughout Los Angeles and Long Beach.

The film concerns "Memphis" Raines (Nicolas Cage), a former master car thief forced to return to his former trade and steal fifty specified cars for crime boss Raymond Vincent Calitri (Creator/ChristopherEccleston), who is threatening to kill Memphis' brother, Kip (Giovanni Ribisi), because Kip had taken a contract but failed to fulfill it (a stolen Porsche Carrera was chased to Kip's warehouse and the collected cars were impounded).

Memphis now has to fulfill the contract and so reassembles his old crew, also joined by Kip's crew.

With Detective Castlebeck (Delroy Lindo) and his partner, Det. Drycoff (Timothy Olyphant) breathing down their necks, they decide to steal all the cars in one night, to reduce the chances of being caught. Also, in case the police are monitoring their communications, all of the cars they are stealing have female code names. The most famous one in the story is the 1968 Mustang, which is nicknamed "Eleanor."

But, the police already know about the boost and, after cracking an employee at the Mercedes dealership, who had earlier supplied Kip's crew with the special laser cut keys for a Mercedes, set a trap to catch them in action. It thus turns out to be a high action drama of a very long night.

Also featured are AngelinaJolie as "Sway", Robert Duvall as "Otto", and former professional soccer player Vinnie Jones as "Sphinx".

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!! This movie contains examples of:
* ActorAllusion: When Sphinx saves Memphis from being beaten up, he grabs one of his attackers by the groin while he's standing behind him, mimicking [[https://pbs.twimg.com/media/A4xwKQPCMAAlOHY.jpg this famous picture]].
* AndStarring: "And Robert Duvall", complete with an attention-getting OrbitalShot just to make sure the audience is paying attention.
* AnythingButThat: When Calitri is trying to kill Memphis, Memphis is able to hold him at bay by using a wooden chair that [[ChekhovsHobby Calitri had earlier been building]] as if it were a HumanShield.
* AsianDrivers: The driving student, who is an Asian woman, is hopeless at any and all aspects of driving.
* AutoErotica: Memphis and Sway make out to pass the time while stuck in a car. Lots of DoubleEntendre lobbing occurs as they are doing so in a stick shift.
* AutopsySnackTime: Sphinx is working as a coroner and puts his sandwich down on a cadaver's chest to answer the phone.
* AwesomeMcCoolname: Memphis, Sway, Sphinx, Kip and ... Otto.
* CarChase: [[CaptainObvious Well, yes, duh]].
* CarPorn: Many of the cars on the list get this treatment, particularly Eleanor.
* ChekhovsSkill: Calitri is shown during his introduction to be a skilled carpenter who spends his time building furniture, leading to AnythingButThat.
* CoolCar: '''Eleanor.'''
* DownLADrain: The film has an L.A. river chase scene.
* EnemyMine: [[spoiler:Memphis and Detective Castlebeck in the climax]].
* EvenEvilHasStandards: Donny Astricky does ''not'' appreciate a thug pulling a gun on him to try and steal his car (which Donny just stole himself).
* EvilBrit: Raymond Vincent Calitri, Played by Creator/ChristopherEccleston.
* Fake American: PlayedWith. Memphis thought Sphinx was from Long Beach [[spoiler: until Sphinx gets in one line with Vinnie Jones's natural English accent.]]
* HelloAgainOfficer
* HeroAntagonist [=/=] SympatheticInspectorAntagonist : Castlebeck and Drycoff.
* ICallItVera: Eleanor.
* ItsPopularNowItSucks: In-universe, Memphis claims this to be the reason why he doesn't want a particular sports car while visiting a dealership. In reality, he is just [[BatmanGambit convincing the salesman]] to help him find a particular, much rarer, and much more valuable car that he intends to steal.
* JustifiedCriminal: Memphis.
* KarmicDeath: Calitri had gone to the trouble of making a special coffin for Kip if he doesn't get his 50 cars on time. Guess how the coffin ends up getting used.
* LeonineContract: Memphis must steal 50 high-end cars, while being watched by the cops, or Calitri will kill his brother Kip.
* MomentKiller: Memphis and Sway are about to get intimate, but Sway breaks the moment by pointing out that they have an opportunity to steal the car they're after.
* MyCarHatesMe: Be nice to Eleanor, and she will be nice to you. Or not. She's kind of a bitch that way.
* MythicalMotifs: Eleanor doesn't only get called a pretty girl's name (the name is pretty, not the girl), she also gets called "the unicorn" by Memphis.
* ObsoleteMentor: RobertDuvall's character.
* OneLastJob: Memphis has actually retired as a thief, and comes out of retirement to save his little brother's bacon.
* PassThePopcorn: Memphis and Kip watching from the diner as Johnnie B is arrested.
* TheQuietOne: The Sphinx, whom everybody thinks is mute [[spoiler: until he [[SilentBob breaks into a philosophical speech]] at the end]].
* RefugeInAudacity: Knowing that the cops have their shopping list, and that some of the rarer cars are under surveillance, Memphis and Co. decide the simplest option is to [[spoiler:break into the police impound lot.]]
* ReportingNames: Each of the fifty cars is assigned a girl's name, so the crew can track what they've stolen.
* RoadApples: A dog eats a set of keys needed by the heroes. You know what comes next.
* RunningGag: [[MyCarHatesMe Eleanor]] stalls out and refuses to start pretty much whenever it is inconvenient to Memphis.
* SloMoBigAir: A car reaches low Earth orbit during the final chase scene. Unlike most examples, this is portrayed as a ''bad'' thing for the car.
* StuntDouble: Averted, as Cage did most of his own stunt driving. He even continued to pursue it as a hobby after the film was completed.
* TooDumbToLive: Kip's crew of young car thieves, who due to inexpierence and youthful arrogance threaten the whole heist at several moments by acting stupid and belligerent, like carjacking a car full of heroin that wasn't even on the target list.
* VanityLicensePlate: The Hummer's is "SNAKE". [[{{Foreshadowing}} Guess what they find inside?]]
** Something of a MythologyGag, referencing a tiger found in one of the Cadillacs, foreshadowed by a tiger's paw tattoo on a woman who looks just like [[Series/ThreesCompany Suzanne Summers.]]
* VillainProtagonist: Memphis.
* TheVoiceless: The Sphinx.
* UnflinchingWalk: Averted, Sphinx does indeed react to Johnny B's car, which he set on fire, exploding as he walks toward the fight.
* WatchThePaintJob: Don't make Eleanor angry. You won't like her when she's angry.
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