G | | Action, Adventure, Comedy
A group of motorists hear about a crook's hidden stash of loot, and race against each other across the country to get to it.
The Rancho Conejo Airport, where Dingy and Benjy land, was an actual airport in Newbury Park, a part of Thousand Oaks, from 1960-65. In 2013 the property was converted into a gated housing community named Rancho Conejo Village. It is just north of the 101 Freeway at the Ventu Park exit. The Rancho Conejo Airport never had a tower. The one in the movie was built just for the film.
J. Russell Finch:
Whoa! Hey d-did ya see it, the way he went sailing right out there? D-d he just went *sailing* right out there.
Melville Crump: It was terrible, I m-a-mean just terrible. He musta been doin' over 80 ya know.
J. Russell Finch: An ambulance; we better, we oughta call an ambulance.
Ding Bell: Oh....
When Otto Meyer starts to drive his car across the river as the little boy guides him, the shadow of the camera can be seen on the side of the car as he drives by it.
When the globe explodes and credits fall everywhere, the credits of the animators who worked on the title sequence can be seen.
While the 186-minute version is occasionally shown, it is important to remember that it is a patchwork job including footage never intended to be shown in any version. The 154 minute version (161 minutes including intermission and exit music) is the only version currently authorized by Kramer.
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