Gone in 60 Seconds (2000)
Director: Dominique Senna
Screenwriter: Scott Rosenberg
Starring: Nicolas Cage, Giovanni Ribisi, Angelina Jolie, T.J. Cross, William Lee Scott, Scott Caan, James Duvall, Will Patton / Delroy Lindo / Timothy Olyphant / Chi McBride / Robert Duvall / Christopher Eccleston / Vinnie Jones / Grace Zabriskie
Genre: Action / Thriller / Crime
Region: United States
Released: 2000-06-08 (USA)
Runtime: 118 minutes / 127 minutes (director’s cut)
Also known as: Shaking Earth in 60 Seconds (Taiwan)
Rating: IMDB 6.5 / Rotten Tomatoes 25%
Memphis (Nicolas Cage) is the world’s most brilliant car thief. People describe him as “gone in 60 seconds”, that is, as long as the car he is staring at is parked here, he can get on the road within 60 seconds. The man and the car disappeared without a trace. After all, Memphis was tired of the thrilling but stressful life of car thieves, and announced that Jinpan had washed his hands. But his younger brother wants to follow in his footsteps, and soon becomes embroiled in a dangerous gangster deal. In order to save his brother, Memphis had to go back to his old business and promised the gangsters to steal 50 cars in one night.
Unexpectedly, the police are closely monitoring Memphis. When he stole the last Mustang sports car, police cars and police helicopters followed and started a road chase…
“Gone in 60 Seconds” is a 2000 action heist film directed by Dominic Sena and starring Nicolas Cage, Angelina Jolie, and Giovanni Ribisi. The movie follows retired car thief Randall “Memphis” Raines (Cage) as he is forced to come out of retirement to steal fifty cars in one night in order to save the life of his younger brother, who has gotten himself into trouble with a ruthless gangster.
The film is noted for its fast-paced action sequences, high-speed car chases, and impressive array of classic and exotic cars. The movie was a commercial success, grossing over $237 million worldwide, and was praised for its entertaining and thrilling plot, as well as its strong cast performances.
Despite mixed critical reception, the film has since become a cult classic among fans of action movies and car enthusiasts, and its impact can be seen in the popularity of subsequent films and TV shows that feature high-speed car chases and elaborate heists.