Grand Prix

Grand Prix

DVD - 2006
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Nine races. One champion. Formula One drivers compete to be the best in this tale of speed, spectacle, and intertwined personal lives.
Publisher: Burbank, CA : Warner Home Video, [2006]
Edition: Two-disc special ed
ISBN: 9781419827617
1419827618
Branch Call Number: 791.4372 G7514f1
Characteristics: 2 videodiscs (176 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in

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Bang_On
Apr 15, 2018

(*Movie quote*) - "There's only winning."

I, for one, would certainly like to know what director, John Frankenheimer's justification was for this film's absolutely gruelling 3-hour running time. It certainly made no sense to me why this film needed to be so long. No sense, at all.

I found that the more background and more personal dramas that were revealed to me about the story's characters only served to make me like them even less.

Filmed at various world locations (such as - England, France, Monaco, and the USA) - This $9 million "Gals, Guts & Glory" picture was one of the highest grossing films of 1966.

Yes. There was a lot of really exciting, "hard-driving" action in "Grand Prix" (Indeed) - But - IMO - Had this film been edited down to a reasonable 2-hour running time - I probably would have enjoyed it a whole lot more than I inevitably did.... (*Watch excellent movie trailer*)

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swyckl
Apr 13, 2017

I liked this DVD. It is not to violent for children. There are no sex scenes. The story is strong and simple. The characters have depth. The plot does move slow. It is well acted. It is a movie about what it is like to be in the shoes of a race car driver. They are reckless and suicidal. If you like watching car races you will enjoy the 1966 races in this video.

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garycornell
Jul 21, 2014

Grand Prix is the real deal. Formula One cars, drivers, race track and the crowds that jam the streets to witness the race. Since it take place in France we here don't pay that much attention to it. At the time the movie was made though, it was really in it's hey day. James Garner and Eva Marie Saint who had done other movies together, reunite to make a great movie. See if you don't catch Formula One Racing Fever when you watch "Grand Prix".

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akirakato
Apr 10, 2014

This is a 1966 American car-racing drama with an international cast.
Toshiro Mifune (三船敏郎) has a supporting role as a race team owner, inspired by Soichiro Honda.
The film includes real-life racing footage and cameo appearances by drivers including Formula One World Champions Phil Hill, Graham Hill, Juan Manuel Fangio, Jim Clark, Jochen Rindt and Jack Brabham.
Extremely thrilling and breath-taking is its unique racing cinematography.
The accident scenes are so realistic and shocking that you might think those are real things.

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sebastiaan
Aug 03, 2012

Nice filming, although the split screens are sometimes over the top. As always with older movies, watch this when you have plenty of time.

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