I personally thought this was a great film. . In producer Bruckheimer's latest film, Gone in 60 Seconds, its all about the nomenclature. When he catches Memphis in the act of stealing it, a high-speed chase ensues through , concluding with a high-risk jump over a traffic jam on the. Angelina Jolie's sleazy appearance is completely appropriate here. 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.
Even Jolie, coming off her recent Oscar win, is just a token love interest with hardly any screen time. Halicki, Marion Busia, Jerry Daugirda Size : 247 Mb Duration : 105 min Description : Insurance investigator Maindrian Pace and his team lead double-lives as unstoppable car thieves. Giovanni Ribisi, Scott Caan, Robert Duvall, Will Patton, and Christopher Eccleston provide persuasive supporting roles. When a South American drug lord pays Pace to steal 48 cars for him, all but one, a 1973 Ford Mustang, are in the bag. Surprisingly, it's the action that keeps you watching not the acting. While the middle of the movie occupies much time, and a sex scene provides a solid mid-plot, not a whole lot happens. It is scenes like the car chases that makes this movie work in spite of several destructive faults.
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. It was slated by critics when it came out and was blamed for wrecking Nicolas Cage's career. The film was shot in , and throughout and. It is just an old-fashioned chase movie of the good and the bad guys. It has everything: Ferraris, Mercs, a Hummer and lets not forget Eleanor! Delroy Lindo is deliciously sturdy and believable.
And a cop who hounded him, upon learning of his return, is keeping an eye on him. 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. Then again maybe that's just me! Not a deep script by any means, but it is a great vehicle for action as Nicolas Cage as Memphis Raines, along with Angelina Jolie and Robert Duvall, comes out of car-thievery retirement to save his brother's life by stealing a list of 50 exotic cars in one night. 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. This movie has taken a lot of stick.
Nice soundtrack in here, too, and a pretty good cast with Nicholas Cage leading the way. If you like cars and chase scenes. Also, for anyone who likes cars its a pure treat. Although loaded with stars, none of them have standout performances, including a very weak performance by one of my favorite up and comers, Giovanni Ribisi. In fact, the car chase scene at the end is one of the best you'll ever see. After Kip arrives to save him, Memphis heads into the warehouse to settle the score with Calitri, saving Castlebeck when he shows up unexpectedly and sending Calitri falling to his death. To make matters even worse for the film, the dialogue fails to define the characters with a gritty cultural tone.
The only thing that will appease Calitri is if the order is fulfilled. Memphis disburses the first three days recruiting a team of bandits to help him pull off the heist. With character monikers like Kip, Sway and The Sphinx and cars idealized with names like Diane, Sue and the elusive Eleanor, it's only the non-stop action that keeps you from wanting to just play the name game. Now the man who hired him, Raymond Calitri, wants his head. This is one of those films I liked quite a bit the first time, but didn't think that much of it on the second viewing.
Later, back at Otto's, the gang celebrates, and Kip gives Memphis a gift: a non rebuilt Shelby Mustang. 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. Stealing the cars en masse the night before the deadline, Memphis is forced to change the plan midstream when he realizes Castlebeck is on to them, dangerously deciding to boost three of the cars from the police impound lot. So Memphis has to assemble his old crew, and he has to do the job in a few days. The circumstances and the grand theft of 50 cars over one night is of course out of this world but it doesn't matter because Nicolas Cage and Angelina Jolie charm us out of it. The story was believable and has probobly the greatest cast ever for this type of movie including 3 academy award winners nicolas cage, robert duvall and the very hot anjolina jolie. But I am not going to knock the movie: it's entertaining and definitely worth a look if you have not seen it.
Maybe it was the immature attitude that prevailed throughout the film that wore thin. When Memphis arrives at Calitri's salvage yard with the final car, Calitri reneges on their deal, deciding to kill Memphis. Memphis quickly reassembles his old crew, including his mentor Otto and old girlfriend Sway. It was produced by , producer of , and , and is a of the 1974 film. After watching hundreds of car chase movies in my lifetime I didn't think yet another one would lighten my eyebrow. 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.