Deadline Auto Theft (1983)

PG   |    |  Action, Comedy, Drama

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After an attempted theft of his daughter's husband's car, LAPD Captain Gibbs declares war on master car thief Maindrian Pace - overtaking his boss' betrayal and pursuing the Eleanor as Pace tries to make his getaway.


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16 August 2020 | capelessbaldy
| Licensing sham
The producers/owners actually steal cars claiming that a certain car in these movies is a character.

DON'T watch these movies or recommend them to anyone, these greedy people do not deserve any credits...

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In the original theatrical and VHS releases, an extended version of "Gone in 60 Seconds" by Philip Kachaturian plays over the end credits. In the original Gone in 60 Seconds (1974), the song fades out after the second credit, leaving the rest of the sequence in silence. The rest of the film's songs, most notably "I Do Hope the Man Doesn't Catch Me" and "Boob Tube Blues", are also played much louder over the sound effects, allowing the viewer to hear the lyrics more clearly.


Farley: You know, Merle, we haven't seen our pet ducky in a while. I wonder what happened to Mallard?
Merle: I don't know. I saw him going down that way, you know. Then he was gone.


Ambulances do not join in and respond to police pursuits. Also, the ambulances are Los Angeles Fire Department rescue units, one of which is stationed outside the security office at the Queen Mary. As the Queen Mary is in Long Beach, there is absolutely no reason for an LA ambulance to be there.

Crazy Credits

The original end credits from 1974's Gone in 60 Seconds are shown at the end of the movie, along with new credits for the additional scenes. Because this was supposed to be an "original" movie, this creates continuity issues since most of the people credited for the 1974 footage did not work on the new footage.

Alternate Versions

There are many lines of dialog missing from the DVD release, most said at the start by director/star H.B. Halicki as Maindrian Pace. These include lines to the helicopter pilot upon taking off from the silo, and during the warehouse scenes of the opening pursuit. Also missing are lines from the police dispatcher during the same pursuit, where she announces a long list of units responding, and warns them that Captain Gibbs does not want "any accidents", highlighting the goofy nature of the new scenes. The "Unit 10 and 1-Baker-5" dispatcher line and the "Goodhew" line missing from the "Gone in 60 Seconds" DVD, taking place during the big chase, are also missing here.


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Action | Comedy | Drama

Box Office


$1,000,000 (estimated)

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