Grand Theft Auto (1977)




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Movie Info

In this film, the perfunctory plot finds Sam Freeman eloping with his heiress girlfriend Paula Powers. Her mob-connected dad Bigby Powers 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.

Rating: PG
Genre: Drama, Action & Adventure, Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Ron Howard, Rance Howard
In Theaters:
On DVD: Nov 21, 2006
New World Pictures



as Sam Freeman

as Paula Powers

as Vivian Hedgeworth

as Bigby Powers

as Preacher

as Jack Klepper

as Priscilla Powers

as Ned Slinker

as Curley Q. Brown

as Collins Hedgeworth

as Harold Hingleman

as Officer Tad

as Engle Hingleman

as Benny

as Shadley

as Minister

as Camera Operator

as Underworld Boss

as Groom

as Max Hingleman

as Lester

as Dink

as Car Salesman

as Businessman

as Underworld Boss

as Engineer

as Accordionist

as Elder Spokesman

as Gas Station Attendan...

as Camera Operator

as Derby Driver

as Derby Driver

as Mysterious Man

as Reporter

as Minister
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Critic Reviews for Grand Theft Auto

All Critics (15) | Top Critics (2)

Full Review… | June 24, 2006
Time Out
Top Critic

Full Review… | May 9, 2005
New York Times
Top Critic

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

Full Review… | April 27, 2011
Reel Film Reviews

Below average car-chase comedy.

Full Review… | December 29, 2007
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.

Full Review… | July 10, 2007
DVD Review

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

April 20, 2007

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.

Aj V

Super Reviewer

I know it's not brilliant or original or stunning by any means, but this movie is incredibly fun. For an action comedy it has really great car chases and crashes. The story is simple, and the actors are funny. I really enjoyed this movie.

Leia Cooper

cheesy...yes....but fun...oh yeah! ron howards first film he directed is a fun 70s car ride movie truly a drive in classic

dylan steffan

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