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Grand Theft Auto (1977)

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Release Date: Jun 16, 1977 Limited

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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.

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Drama, Action & Adventure, Comedy

Ron Howard

Nov 21, 2006

New World Pictures

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All Critics (15) | Top Critics (2) | Fresh (3) | Rotten (9) | DVD (12)

...runs out of steam long before it reaches its crowd-pleasing conclusion.

April 27, 2011 Full Review Source: Reel Film Reviews
Reel Film Reviews

Below average car-chase comedy.

December 29, 2007 Full Review Source: Ozus' World Movie Reviews
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

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.

July 10, 2007 Full Review Source: DVD Review
DVD Review

Yee-ha! Catch it as early Ron Howard directing; otherwise forget it.

April 20, 2007
Video-Reviewmaster.com

...eighty-four minutes never felt like so long a ride.

January 14, 2007 Full Review Source: Movie Metropolis
Movie Metropolis

Unpretentious fun from a soon-to-be-great director

November 27, 2002
Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies

Perfectly entertaining car-smash entertainment.

July 26, 2002
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Audience Reviews for Grand Theft Auto

An action comedy involving car chasing and crashes of all kinds, but it also has a great, funny story. I really liked this movie, it's entertaining and enjoyable.
January 5, 2011
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