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Gone in 60 seconds - Dominic Sena, Nicolas Cage, Giovanni Ribisi, Angelina Jolie

Threat advisory: High - High risk of entertaining activities

Movie propaganda

Ice cold, hot wired.

A true automobile aficionado, Randall "Memphis" Raines (Nicolas Cage) has a burning passion for cars. Fuel-injected, high performance, V8, V12, turbo-charged, loaded or stripped to the bare essentials, he knows and loves every nut and bolt, every gleaming piece of chrome. Memphis is a car thief of legendary proportion. No fancy lock or alarm or lowjack can stop him; your car will be there and gone in 60 seconds. For years Memphis eluded the law while boosting every make and model imaginable.

When the heat became too intense, he left everything and everyone he loved to find a different life. But when his kid brother, Kip (Giovanni Ribisi), tries to follow in his footsteps only to become dangerously embroiled in a high stakes caper, Memphis is sucked back into his old life tearing up the streets for one last death defying heist.

Based on the 1974 film.

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Target demographic movie keyword propaganda

  • Film action crime car thief high performance

Persons of interest

  • Nicolas Cage .... Randall "Memphis" Raines
  • Giovanni Ribisi .... Kip
  • Angelina Jolie .... Sara Wayland
  • Robert Duvall .... Otto Halliwell
  • Will Patton .... Atley Jackson
  • Vinnie Jones .... The Sphinx
  • Delroy Lindo .... Detective Roland Castlebeck
  • Scott Caan .... Tumbler
  • Timothy Olyphant .... Detective Drycoff
  • James Duval .... Freb
  • Chi McBride .... Donny Astricky
  • William Lee Scott .... Toby
  • HB Halicki .... Screenwriter (1974)
  • Scott Rosenberg .... Screenwriter
  • Dominic Sena .... Director

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Intelligence analyst

Special Agent Matti

Theatrical report

Gone in 60 seconds is a spoof, but it's done well enough that you'll think they're taking themselves seriously.

The plot is basic Hollywood (crim goes straight only to find himself needing his old skills in order to save someone's life), the casting is basic Hollywood (famous people and good-looking non-famous people) and the directing is basic Hollywood (high speed car chases, destruction of beautiful cars and tricks of the criminal trade). In fact, this entire movie would be a cliché if it weren't for the fact that it takes the piss out of itself on every occasion it can. There's a sly "We're all wankers and we know it and you know it and we know you know it and you know we know you know it so we can forget about it and have a good time" feeling that undercuts any moment when Gone in 60 seconds might start taking itself seriously. That's good because otherwise it would be a really wanky flick.

Nicholas is Nicholas (slightly edgy hero with a dark side), Angelina is a sex goddess (with attitude), Delroy does a great Lawrence Fishburne impression and the dog out-does them all (ever seen a constipated canine?)

If you liked Con air you'll find a lot to like in Gone in 60 seconds. If you prefer your action with a bit of brain you'll also like Gone in 60 seconds. Everybody cut loose with the boys and "Woo hoo" your head off. Woo hoo!

Security censorship classification

M (Medium level violence)

Surveillance time

118 minutes (1:58 hours)

Not for public release in Australia before date

DVD rental: 14 November 2001
VHS rental: 14 November 2001
DVD retail: 22 August 2001
VHS retail: 22 August 2001
DVD retail: 17 August 2005 - Director's cut
UMD retail: 22 February 2006 - Director's cut
Blu ray retail: 21 March 2007

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