|Gone in 60 Seconds
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When ex-car thief Randall \""Memphis\"" Raines is pulled out of retirement, he assembles a group of his old associates to steal 50 cars in an attempt to save his brother.
Genre: Feature Film-Drama
Release Date: 13-AUG-2002
Media Type: DVD
Kip Raines (Giovanni Ribisi) is a cocky young car thief working with a crew to steal 50 cars for a very bad man whose nickname is "The Carpenter." Being young and cocky, Kip messes up, so it's up to his big brother, Randall "Memphis" Raines (Nicolas Cage), to come out of car thief retirement and save him. With a cast that includes Robert Duvall, Angelina Jolie, Delroy Lindo, Cage, and Ribisi, it would be easy to say this story wastes all their talents--which it does, but that's not the point. This is a Jerry Bruckheimer film. A good story and complex characters would only get in the way of the action scenes and slow the movie down. No, Gone in 60 Seconds (based on the cult 1974 film of the same name) is not about the stars as much as it's about cars. Fast cars. Rare cars. Wrecked cars. All cars. Too bad director Dominic Sena (Kalifornia) doesn't come across as more of a gearhead; he seems less interested in fast cars than fast cuts. But is this movie fun? Absolutely, and it's fun because it's so stupid. With pointless car chases and hackneyed dialogue in one of the most predictable plots of the year, Gone in 60 Seconds is a comic film that's not quite a parody of itself, but darn close. --Andy Spletzer
- Yes, this movie went out of my memory 60 seconds after I watched it.
Yes, this movie went out of my memory 60 seconds after I watched it. There are nothing interesting in the plot, acting and car scenes....more info
- Better than ever
From the viewpoint of someone who saw the original in the theatres back in the 70s I can truthfully say that the production company has done a superb job of remastering and restoring this great film. The colors are sharper, the audio is much clearer and the video quality is fantastic. A great fun car chase film that has no peer, I highy recommend it for a evening's entertainment that doesnt require too much heavy thinking. ...more info
- Better than the "Extended Edition/Directors Cut"
Excellent movie, one of Nicholas Cage's best. Excellent preformance by everyone involved. Excellent story. Excellent effects. Kick a** movie, and the Extended/Directors Cut changed too much. The original is way better....more info
- IT'S ONLY ME BUT:
TRYING TO STEAL 60 CAR'S IN 24 HOURS. iT'S MORE ABOUT THE CARS'S AND RACING THEN IT IS ABOURT THE ACTORS. JM...more info
- GOOD MOVIE WITH A GOOD TRANSFER
YES I KNOW MY OPION OF THIS MOVIE BEING GOOD ISN'T FELT ALL AROUND. IT WAS A PRETTY GOOD HIT BACK IN 2000 WHEN IT CAME OUT AND I WATCHED THE DVD PROBABLY 10 TIMES. THE BLU-RAY VERSION WAS EYE POPPING! THE VISUALS WERE CLEAR AND CRISP. I THOUGHT THE MOVIE VISUALLY WAS GREAT SOUND WAS OK NOT REALLY A BIG UPGRADE. THE COLORS WERE BRIGHT, BOLD, AND DETAILED EVEN DURING THE CHASE AS WELL. IF YOUR A FAN OF THE MOVIE AND HAVE A BLU-RAY PLAYER OF A PS3 THEN UPRGRADE. THE MOVIES ARE STILL A LITTLE PRICEY FOR BLU-RAY BUT THIS IS ONE TI9TLE THATS WORTH IT!!...more info
- for all the car nuts
i got this for a gift for my stepdad and we both love cars,i would recommend this movie for any car fan...more info
- Hold on until the end
This movie is definitely dated and has none of the glamour or detail of the more recent remake staring Nicholas Cage. This movie does not focus as much on each of the cars that are stolen and you will see a warehouse full of cars and wonder how most of them got there.
However, as a period piece it is not only watchable, but the chase scene at the end of the movie, which is allegedly 40 minutes long, is in itself well worth hanging on for. While it makes the chase scene in Bullit seem like a big budget undertaking, the gritty realism and 40 minute thrill ride define the movie. ...more info
- watch the last 40 minutes only if you don't want to waste time.
First of all, I respect H.B.Haliki for his passion in wanting to make movies to thrill audiences and make himself a renown independent film maker. He made this movie (gone in 60 seconds 1973), the Junkman, and Deadline Auto Theft. His fourth film, Gone in 60 seconds 2, was never completed due to his accidental death during production. He showed with a strong determination, and a good bank account, you can do what you set your mind and heart to. I collected his films, due to his originality in film making, always raising the bar to do what has never been done before on film.I purchased this dvd when it came in 2005, watched it a couple of times and gave it away. I regretted getting rid of it because I did enjoy the film, especially the last 40 minutes of it. So I bought me a new copy a couple of days ago and watched it twice already. It does lack qualities you see in larger produced films, but that is the charm of it. One of my favorite cars is of course the mustang, Whether it be a 67 fastback or a 73 Mach 1, I love them. And this film captures every guys dream who has one or wishes he has one, on driving fast and furious. The chase seen is long, but not the longest, that honor goes to my my favorite car chase flick, Vanishing point, 1971. Hats off to the folks who restored this film, you guy's, truly have an art form there. So watch this movie or any other of his films, enjoy them for there originality, action and testosterone levels that they reach....more info
- IF ITS JUST ABOUT THE CARS, THEN IT'S 5 STARS
If this movie were just about the cars, then this would be a "reel classic". The trouble is the plot and two-dimensional characterizations that are quite a hurdle for Nicolas Cage and Robert Duvall to overcome. And then there's that brother!
The hurdle that can't be overcome is Giovanni Ribisi who plays Nicolas Cage's brother, "Kip Raines". You see the whole movie is about saving this man's life. If Nicolas Cage comes out of retirement and recruits some friends and everybody does the impossible at great risk to everyone doing so, then Kip Raines' life is spared. You see Kip deadbeated the wrong people and either Nicolas Cage & Co. steal these 50 cars by tomorrow or the Kipster buys it.
Well, I say let this bum die. Kip Raines is depicted as a wholly-unsympathetic character for whom nobody in his right mind would risk his life. This obvious element makes the meaning of this lavishly-produced film seem trite, which really spoils the cinematic value to the viewers. It is impossible to enjoy the film without recalling why everybody is knocking themselves out in the first place. That's when I think, "If he were my brother . . .". I'm sure you can fill in the rest....more info
- Defies Credibility But Is Remains a Crowd Pleaser
The execution of this film defies credibility but some outrageous character portrayals and performances make this film entertaining. I found some car enthusiasts who really like this film and others who find it ludicrous and berate it. After all is said it does not fail to entertain.
- Great Car Movie
This is a good old fashioned, down and dirty car movie. They haven't made a film like this in years! Faced-paced, in-your-face, this movie has it all. Cars, story, cars, action, cars, chaces, cars, laughs and cars. Eat my dust! Get this one!
- 5 stars for the movie, 1 star for the trick
This is a great movie and I'm happy to see it on Blu-Ray, it just sucks how the studio chose to not release the new unrated cut that you can get now on DVD. Oh, wait... yeah the ol' double dip trick is coming. Be patient and wait for the better version to be released...or get it now on DVD and save some money in the process. ...more info
this wa a great movie and held my intrest the whole time. ending was awsem....more info
- Dirty Disk
The case and disk looked fine when I got them but when I played the disk it skipped a couple times, I am almost certain the disk was just smudged because there was no visible damage to the disk. I would've liked to receive the item faster but other than that it was a good transaction....more info
- awesome classic car movie
great movie for its time true classic, huge extras on this version highly recommend this to any car movie nut. ...more info
- The bad boys gone good....I LOVE this movie!
An ex car theif makes a "come-back tour" to save his little brother who got himself in over his head.
Besides the fact that it features Nicholas Cage, and Robert Duvall among other big names, I liked the story a lot. The actors work together beautifully in this movie and the result, I think is like MAGIC. If I had to name a part that I didn't like, well, that would hard. The part where Memphis is driving "Eleanor" was a little drawn out (in my opinion) but it was very relevant to the story, and action loving people who have a thing for cars, I'm sure will love it.
I loved the role that Nicholas Cage played in this, he comes across as very masculine and fearless, and brave but very loving of his family, as he does what needs to be done -while being well aware of the dangers involved. In a situation (business) that requires quick reflexes and action, he knows when to be slow and calculating and I loved the scene where he stops and it seems listens to his 'intuition' (by remembering a small detail) and backs away from a trap. The writer's/producers of this really did a superb job with this!
This movie is on my top 10 of ones I love and could watch over and again....more info
- Great Movie
Gone in 60 Seconds
Usually I am not the type of guy that loves car movies, but I love this movie. The car action is good for the most part. The scenes that are meant to garner emotion do it well. The music on this movie is perfectly done. This movie was just brilliantly put together.
Kip Raines and his crew go on a boost (high profile car theft) for 50 cars and fail miserably. Kip's old brother, Memphis Raines, is contacted about Kip's failure. Memphis soon learns that they are going to kill Kip if Memphis can't get the cars in 3 days. So on the first day he assembles a small crew of men, and a woman, to help him steal 50 cars. On the second day they find out where all the cars are. On the third and final night they are going to steal all 50 cars. You are on the edge of your seat all the time. Memphis is unsure if they are even going to make it. That is different then most movies where they are trying to be positive.
The entire time this is going on, there is a timer that keeps appearing at the bottom of the screen. It is a count down until they are out of time. Kip is played to perfection with a combination of being scared, but still wanting to help. There are so many different stories going on in this movie, and it works very well. You see why Memphis left his brother, which is really tear jerking.
One gripe I have with the entire movie is a ridiculous jump sequence. The entire movie looks fairly realistic, but near the end of the movie they added an extremely fake looking jump sequence. All the events leading up to that moment are great, but the jump is just too fake. That is the only thing that knocks this down to four stars....more info
- one of the best
one of the best all time crash movies
Toby H is a genius -
its nice to see Dunkirk again ...more info
- gone in 60 seconds (the original)
saw it in the theater when it first came out and it still has the same kick it did then...teen grandsons and their friends really like it also...more info
- I hoped it'd be over in 60 seconds.
My oh my oh my. This is just an awful film. I'm not just talking about the ridiculous premise or the horrible performances or the amateurish directing or the pedantic cinematography or the churlish costume design or the smelly editing or the disappointed sound mixing or the egregious soundtrack or the poor location scouting, I'm talking about the stunts and the special effects and the end credits and even the opening credits but also the terrible lighting, the deplorable makeup, hare-brained continuity and poor script. But if you can get past that, you'll find a five-star film.
REVEIWER'S NOTE: (5/3/2007) I would like to apologize for the obviousness of my headline. It was a lazy choice and I apologize....more info
- What a Mustang!
Big series of unreal crashes, a Mustang that withstands anything, and a lousy theme....more info
- best action scene ever put to film
I am glad the other viewers told me that I am not watching the original version, but if you read my title, I'm not really worried about anything except what I see. You are not gonna get any great acting performance, you are getting a movie that has a car chase that takes up half the movie. I certainly would have liked to see this dvd have original sound and remastered sound, but I do have to say that the sound was pretty freaking sweet. i have never seen a movie like this before, so if you have never seen this and don't care about the original version, buy this and you will find out what's up. ...more info
- Very Satisfied
The DVD's I ordered have been great. And you cannot beat the price. Thanks....more info
- 2.5 stars out of 4
The Bottom Line:
The original version of Gone in 60 Seconds features a cool car chase but is so bereft of anything else of interest (e.g. characters, plot, etc) that it has a tendency to drag--it's probably the most boring boy's movie ever made....more info
- Awesome Action Movie
Nicholas Cage, Angelina Jolie, Robert Duvall,Giovanni & all the guys on the team are great actors. Cage's character comes back to town to save his little brother (Giovanni) by doing something that he'd promised their mother that he'd never do again! But Kip got in over his head with a crazy, woodwork loving, Russian. When the Raine's brothers get their car boosting crews together it's intense action all the way to the end. I watch this movie everytime it's on TV & put my new DVD in the player when I get a "jones" goin' to see it & no tv station's playing it. I highly recommend "Gone in 60 Seconds" to any & all adhrenaline junkies!!
- Best Car Chases Ever
The plot for this movie is average. However, the car chases are very cool. This movie shows older cars from the 70's and its fun picking the rare cars that you can't find/see now. I like this verision better than the remake.
- The Original
It was a few years after watching the remake of Gone in 60 Seconds before I learned that it was even a remake at all. Watching the original was pretty cool because they had similar scenes. What was even better though was the chase scene with Eleanor, a Mustang Mach I, and it lasted waaaay longer than the one with Nic Cage. If you love cars, then you have to have this movie...more info
- Gone in 60 Seconds (2000)
Director: Dominic Sena
Cast: Nicholas Cage, Giovanni Ribisi, Angelina Jolie, T.J. Cross, William Lee Scott, Scott Caan, James Duval, Will Patton, Delroy Lindo, Timothy Olyphant.
Running Time: 117 minutes
Rated PG-13 for violence, mild sexuality and language.
"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. In spite of problems, the characters are effective due to the top notch cast performers responsible. Nicolas Cage's melodramatic performance is intense and convincing, Angelina Jolie's sleazy appearance is completely appropriate here, and 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. ...more info
- NEVER DID LIKE IT.
Sorry to all those die hard fans, but I never did like this movie. It's just plain BORING for about 7/8ths of the movie. All planning, planning, planning. Then the last 1/8th is a great chase scene. I bought this movie for the chase scenes. I would recommend RedLine as a great alternative to anyone wanting to see hot cars being raced around. You'll even get to see a Ferrari Enzo in RedLine! Gone in 60 Seconds was just a teaser. The commercials hooked you, just as they hooked me. Then you're sitting there asking "Where are all the cool cars?". There's really only one great scene at the end with the car they call Eleanor. And that scene alone was not worth the price of admission nor is it worth the cost of the DVD....more info
- Watchable, fun, plenty of digital candy, but predictable and lacks staying power
First of all, I know that there are people out there that think that this movie is the absolute greatest. It does appeal to many of the senses, but in my opinion, it lacks the makings of a classic movie. It, however, may qualify as a sort of cult classic, but not a movie classic.
The acting is clearly back-seated to many beautiful cars, hip music, and, surprisingly, big-name actors (e.g., Cage, Jolie, Duvall). I found the storyline to be quite predictable, as was the outcome.
You know the drill...there is an evil bad guy and developments endanger a family member of a good bad guy, thus forcing the good bad guy to bow to the evil bad guy far enough to try to save the other family member. There is also a street-wise cop that has a history with the good bad guy, but their interactions exist primarily to provide a situation for a high speed chase that is included in the movie mainly to total as many cars of as many innocent drivers as possible.
Don't get me wrong...this kind of action movie is amazing...it's got plenty of, well, ACTION. If that's what you are after, "Gone in 60 Seconds" will give it to you.
If you are, however, looking for character development, a story you could watch again and again, and more that digital candy, then this movie is probably not for you.
For those reasons I give this movie 3 stars. You'll probably enjoy watching it, but when you're done there's, alas, not much reason to watch it again.
3 stars...fun action, but it's quite predictable and then forgetable....more info
- Gone in 60 Seconds
I liked the movie. However I felt duped as it is not in 1080P like it says. It has black bars at the top and bottom of my screen its more like 1920 X 800 resolution....more info
- Gone in 60 Seconds-1974
This original movie of the recent Nicolas Cage flick arrived promptly and in good condition. thanks!...more info
- Great Movie!!!
This movie is great just to see the cars and the chase. I won't even compair this movie to the original because there is no compairison. ...more info
- Great B grade movie
Classic stunts in this action packed adventure. Better than the remake except that Angelina is not in this one. Great to see great American muscle cars being driven how they should be; hard and fast!...more info
- Watch a great H. B. Halicki film
This is a GREAT car chase movie, one of the best of all time! If you like Mach 1 Mustangs there is about a 40 minute chase using old school vidoegraphy making the movie much more realistic than today's over edited movie techniques....more info
- Gone in 60 Seconds
I'm a fan of Nicholas Cage and Angelina Jolie so that may have influenced me some along with the fact I liked the rest the cast as well. However, I was never a big fan of the original version. I do like this remake and the storyline is more entertaining and family friendly than the original. More of an "Oceans 11" version just as that remake is a little more palatable to families today. That isn't to say the originals aren't good classics, they are just a little rougher for some to take. The current version of this movie moves along at a steady pace and although you know the general circumstances you're never quite be sure what may happen next.
A great ex-car thief in retirement is running a go-kart track and finds out his kid brother's life is at stake over a fifty car heist, he jumps in to bail his brother out. He assembles his old gang and uses some of his brothers group as well to try to pull off a one night theft of all fifty cars. Meanwhile their actions are being monitored by the police and the local gang that doesn't like the competition. Lots of action and driving cars of all types at high speeds. Fans of car shows will probably like it best, but it will have some appeal to all but the very young. Good quality DVD and plenty of replayability....more info
- wrong reviews got voted up to #1 and #2
OK, neither of these movies are the deep, moving, cinematic masterpieces that Halicki and Cage are both otherwise known for (are you kidding me?)
This is a car flick, period. My interest is purely my inner 14-year-old's car nuttiness coupled with my (now 36 yr old's) appreciation for awesome Mustangs; and Eleanor is one awesome hunk of steel (either the 1973 mach I OR the 1967 GT 500)
So it ain't "Shakespeare" as another reviewer said, it ain't supposed to be. You don't go to a strip bar looking for fine wine or to Six Flags in search of the ultimate metaphysical meaning of life (or maybe you do, i ain't yer momma)
The reason I'm chiming in here, though, is because the reviews that have been voted to the top are for Halicki's ORIGINAL movie, shot in the early 70's (or, the remastered DVD that came out a few years ago)... NOT THIS MOVIE. THIS MOVIE is the 2000 remake with Nick Cage and Angelina Jolie. Actually, this DVD is the director's cut of that movie released in 2005.
Cage and Jolie would have had a hard time stealing tricycles in 1973, when those reviewers saw the movie they are talking about. The shocking thing is enough idiots rated these wrong reveiws all the way to the top, without anyone catching the fact that they were talking about a different flick.
On an unrelated note: It really bothered me when Stephen Speilberg and Tom Cruise caused that panic in 1938 with their "War of the Worlds" radio play. I bet it really ticked off President Taft and the Roman Empire....more info
- Great movie but not the best Blu Ray quality.
I have had the chance to watch several movies in BluRay and HD DVD. This movie stays to it's wonderful action and great story. Although if you are looking for a movie with an excellent picture this one is not it. Not having this movie on DVD helped make the purchase easier. I have always enjoyed the intense action and the excellent acting which don't always go together. Overall that is what makes this an excellent fun film to watch.
Now on the Blu Ray scale. In many Blu Ray movies you either get two things. A picture that is almost crystal clear with no distortion or a movie with grainy hd picture. I was disappointed when I made this my first blu ray movie. I almost began to think that this was a blu ray standard. Although after watching other movies I know better. I don't believe they spent as much time as they should have transferring this movie over to hd. That is generally the problem with some movies. And for the price of Blu Ray players and the Blue Ray Discs you should only have the best picture. So I only consider this a worthwhile investment for people who have either never seen the movie or have not bought the dvd version....more info
- Gone in 60 Seconds
Unfortunately I have not seen the movie. I ordered the wrong version. I wanted the one with Nicolas Cage....more info
- This is one of the most exciting movies ever made
The 40 minute car chase scene is unreal! Much better then any car chase scene in any movie! This movie is lots of fun to watch, esp if you are having a few beers with some friends. People just start going crazy when the jump scene happens!...more info