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Grand Theft Auto
See the greatest cars in the world destroyed!
A rich girl steals her dad's Rolls Royce and heads off to Las Vegas to get married. However, her angry parents, a jealous suitor, and a bunch of reward seekers are determined to stop her.
This film would give the characters from Crash (1995) a thousand hard ons. I'm glad Ron has went on to make much better films.
Ron Howard's first full length movie directing job, "Grand Theft Auto" stars Ron Howard in another Roger Corman "crash-em-up" car chase film. This time, Howard is a joyriding boyfriend of a beautiful rich blonde (Nancy Morgan). He wants to marry her, but his girlfriend's parents have other ideas. They hatch a plan to steal her parents "Rolls Royce" and drive to Las Vegas to get hitched, but her parents, the media, reward seekers, and a jealous ex-boyfriend have other ideas.
Loaded with car chases and stunts, "Grand Theft Auto" is a step up production wise to Howard's previous car chase film "Eat My Dust". The film is loaded with different oddball characters, and the car chases seem to have been…
It's a pretty dumb movie, but there's some really cool car crashes. Half the time it didn't make sense as to why the cars are crashing, but they're still lots of fun to watch.
It's Romeo & Juliet updated in a demolition derby, with an overabundance of car wrecks, cheap explosions and obnoxious characters.
I didn't think I had seen this film before but as soon as I put it on I started remembering everything. Mostly this film is a showcase for some good stunts and some dumb drama.
Silly Cannonball Run-style nonsense.
Review from my VOD column "This Week on Demand"
It’s worth considering Grand Theft Auto, which followed Death Race 2000 by only two years, as a spiritual prequel of sorts to that film, especially given their mutual use of DJ Don Steele as a larger-than-life media personality. Here he’s a radio reporter following a cross-country bounty-hunt from his helicopter vantage point; the series of vehicles that pursue the Vegas-bound lovers on whose head the bounty sits aren’t all that indistinct from those that came in Death Race 2000. Ron Howard directs, trading his then-child star pull in the Corman-produced Eat My Dust! for the chance to cut his teeth in the director’s seat. He’s in the passenger seat too, as the groom-to-be looking around with self-aware surprise at how utterly inane this entire show is. And that’s what makes it so fun: like a live-action answer to Wacky Races, Grand Theft Auto is comical nonsense of the highest calibre.
As is the case with a lot of these 70's movies, I wasn't sure what I was getting into when I popped this in. What I got was a pleasant surprise of a exciting, funny, highly entertaining flick. The movie follows a rich young daughter and her boyfriend (Ron Howard) who are determined to go to Las Vegas to get married against her fathers wishes. The rich father, who had arranged for the girl to be married to someone else, starts a chain reaction by sending hired goons to bring her back, along with a $25, 000 reward for anyone returning the daughter to him. Add in a bumbling would be fiance, a screwball mother, and a whole mess of reward money seekers, and you get a hilarious high speed chase across the Southern California landscape. A true Roger Corman classic, this is one you want to catch if you have yet to see it.
the new one is coming out september 17th 2014 !! so happy I can't wait good film !
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