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Gone in 60 Seconds (2000)

Gone in Sixty Seconds (original title)
PG-13 | | Action, Crime, Thriller | 9 June 2000 (USA)
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A retired master car thief must come back to the industry and steal fifty cars with his crew in one night to save his brother's life.

Director:

Dominic Sena

Writers:

H.B. Halicki, Scott Rosenberg (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Nicolas Cage ... Memphis Raines
Giovanni Ribisi ... Kip Raines
Angelina Jolie ... Sara 'Sway' Wayland
T.J. Cross T.J. Cross ... Mirror Man (as TJ Cross)
William Lee Scott ... Toby
Scott Caan ... Tumbler
James Duval ... Freb
Will Patton ... Atley Jackson
Delroy Lindo ... Det. Roland Castlebeck
Timothy Olyphant ... Detective Drycoff
Chi McBride ... Donny Astricky
Robert Duvall ... Otto Halliwell
Christopher Eccleston ... Raymond Calitri
Vinnie Jones ... The Sphinx
Grace Zabriskie ... Helen Raines
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Storyline

Car theft in Long Beach went down 47% when Randall "Memphis" Raines walked away from the life. He gets dragged back into it by assuming the job his brother Kip screwed up for stolen-car broker Raymond Calitri: steal 50 exotic cars and have them on a container ship by 8 AM Friday morning, and he got this news on a Monday. With Calitri threatening to kill him and Kip, and the police GRAB unit breathing down his neck, Memphis reassembles his old crew and attempts to pull off the logistically impossible. Written by Jeff Cross <blackjac_1998@yahoo.com>

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Plot Keywords:

auto theft | car | brother | thief | theft | See All (117) »

Taglines:

Lock your car or it may be... GONE IN 60 SECONDS See more »

Genres:

Action | Crime | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for violence, sexuality and language | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 June 2000 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Gone in 60 Seconds See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$90,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$25,336,048, 11 June 2000, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$101,648,571

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$237,202,299
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (director's cut)

Sound Mix:

DTS | Dolby Digital | SDDS

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Trivia

The scene in the movie where the whole crew has to get the detective (Delroy Lindo) to blow away drug evidence with a car's exhaust, is the one portion of the film that is virtually identical to Gone in 60 Seconds (1974). Though it was completely extraneous with regards to the 1974 film's plot, this scene is not completely extraneous to the plot of this movie. This scene is where the detective spots a list of police call signs on a table as he walks around the Cadillac that lets him know that Memphis will be stealing the cars that night. See more »

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The tow truck's side mirror is turned so that it would be reflecting the driver right back him when he closes the door. See more »

Quotes

[after Calitri falls to his death, Memphis and Castlebeck both look at Castlebeck's dropped gun. Slowly, Castlebeck bends over and picks it up]
Det. Roland Castlebeck: Here I am smack dab in the middle of a moral dilemma, Randall. You've ripped this city to shreds with that little escapade of yours, you and your Eleanor. But I understand what brought you back here. A brother's love is... a brother's love.
[pause]
Det. Roland Castlebeck: You just saved my life, didn't you? So what are we going to do now?
Memphis: It's your call, Detective.
Det. Roland Castlebeck: [chuckles] Get...
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Crazy Credits

Before the end credits begin the screen goes black. When this happens we hear Memphis' car stall and he says "Oh don't do this to me!" See more »

Alternate Versions

Director's cut DVD contains nine additional minutes. See more »

Connections

References Magnum, P.I. (1980) See more »

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Painted on My Heart
Written by Diane Warren
Produced by Michael Beinhorn
Performed by The Cult
Courtesy of Lava/Atlantic Records
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Perfect casting and an precise sense of excitement make this flawed film successful. *** (out of four)
5 July 2000 | by Movie-12See all my reviews

GONE IN 60 SECONDS / (2000) *** (out of four)

"Gone in 60 Seconds" is an energetic, slick, stylish action picture with high octane star power and lots of awesome looking automobiles. If you are a viewer interested in cars this production, by producer Jerry Bruckheimer ("Con Air," "The Rock"), is worth seeing just to feast your eyes on the glossy vehicles. Although the film secretes a stench of weakness in many areas, its precise sense of action and excitement make it a moderately successful summer thrill ride.

The film stars Giovanni Ribisi ("The Mod Squad") as a young crook named Kip Raines, who, as the movie opens, fails to deliver a long list of expensive cars to the powerful criminal Raymond Calitri (Christopher Eccleston). When Kip's life is threatened because of such, his older brother, Randall "Memphis" Raines (Nicolas Cage), a retired but skillful car thief, is called upon to complete a task in exchange for his brother's survival: steel fifty cars-specified by model, color, year, and make-in only four days.

Memphis disburses the first three days recruiting a team of bandits to help him pull off the heist. The crew includes Sara "Sway" Wayland (Angelina Jolie), a sexy yet gruff retired car swindler knowing Memphis through previous business, a fellow named Mirror Man (T.J. Cross), the aging and wise Otto Halliwell (Robert DuVall), as well as Tumbler (Scott Caan), Atley Jackson (Will Patton), Toby (William Lee Scott), and Donny Astricky (Chi McBrde).

Contributing to the film's drive and tension is a subplot involving two police detectives, Roland Castlebeck (Delroy Lindo) and Drycoff (Timothy Olyphant), who suspect from previous experience that Memphis and his crew are up to no good and keep an extra close eye on them.

There is not much time for character development here; the audience gets to know these people though their rugged lifestyles and assume tough personalities through the films hard core, stylish atmosphere. To make matters even worse for the film, the dialogue fails to define the characters with a gritty cultural tone. I am not stating I think profanity and vulgarism is necessary for thrillers to flourish; I actually honor the director's decision to sustain from extreme foul language in a movie that could have very effortlessly earned an R-rating. However, I do believe in a movie such as "Gone in 60 Seconds," to strongly develop the character's enlightenment, dialogue needs to be believable and authentic.

In spite of problems, the characters are effective due to the top notch, perfectly cast performers responsible. Nicolas Cage's melodramatic performance is intense and convincing. Angelina Jolie's sleazy appearance is completely appropriate here. Delroy Lindo is deliciously sturdy and believable. Giovanni Ribisi, Scott Caan, Robert Duvall, Will Patton, and Christopher Eccleston provide persuasive supporting roles.

The film contains standard structure, with a satisfactory first act that elaborates on the story's style and the character's motives, sets up a fast-paced theme of action, but lacks depth and strong character introduction. In the second act we run into a few more problems: the story wastes time during much of this segment, never really building up for the third act. While the middle of the movie occupies much time, and a sex scene provides a solid mid-plot, not a whole lot happens. The third act is pretty much a sheer adrenaline rush containing furious wall-to-wall excitement and one of the most intense car chase sequences ever filmed.

The soundtrack to "Gone in 60 Seconds" contributes a great deal to the inspirational action scenes. It is scenes like the car chases that makes this movie work in spite of several destructive faults. Dominic Sena, whose career has mostly consisted of directing commercials, has an appealing style and a decisive attitude in "Gone in 60 Seconds" which will grant audiences with two hours of commotion, thrills, and excitement…but not much more.


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