Grand Theft Auto (1977)
Average Rating: 4.8/10
Reviews Counted: 12
Fresh: 3 | Rotten: 9
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Release Date: Jun 16, 1977 Limited
Average Rating: 2.8/5
User Ratings: 2,341
In exchange for being allowed to make his directorial debut in Grand Theft Auto, Ron Howard agreed to take no salary as a director, merely as star and co-screenwriter (with his dad Rance). The plot finds Sam Freeman (Howard) eloping with his heiress girlfriend Paula Powers (Nancy Morgan). Her mob-connected dad Bigby Powers (Barry Cahill) vehemently opposes the marriage, and isn't about to change his mind now that Sam has stolen his Rolls-Royce and sped off to Las Vegas with his daughter in tow.
Jun 16, 1977 Limited
Nov 21, 2006
New World Pictures
Gas Station Attendan...
Curley Q. Brown
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...runs out of steam long before it reaches its crowd-pleasing conclusion.
This is by no means a terrible movie, but I think we can all be thankful that Howard got this out of his system early on.
Yee-ha! Catch it as early Ron Howard directing; otherwise forget it.
Unpretentious fun from a soon-to-be-great director
Perfectly entertaining car-smash entertainment.
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