Action/Adventure. 1 hr. 59 min.
Starring: Nicolas Cage , Giovanni Ribisi , Angelina Jolie , Delroy Lindo , Scott Caan .
Directed by Dominic Sena
Produced by Jonathan Hensleigh , Chad Oman , Barry Waldman , Denise Halicki , Jerry Bruckheimer and Mike Stenson .
Written by Scott Rosenberg .
Distributor: Touchstone Pictures
Release Date: June 9, 2000 Nationwide
Synopsis: Memphis Raines (Nicholas Cage) is a former car thief who is forced to come out of retirement when his younger brother, Kip (Giovanni Ribisi), is unable to deliver 50 expensive cars to dangerous smuggler Raymond Calitri (Christopher Eccleston). With his brother's life on the line, Memphis must enlist his old car-stealing partners for help in order to pull off the ultimate crime. His team includes his mentor, Otto (Robert Duvall), and an old flame (Angelina Jolie), plus a crew of other colorful characters. Once he gets them all together, Memphis has to do the impossible: organize the theft of 50 cars from all over Los Angeles in a single night, hampered by rivals, security systems, and the best efforts of the LAPD detective (Delroy Lindo) who is out to get him. GONE IN 60 SECONDS is a fun, action-packed movie featuring producer Jerry Bruckheimer's trademarks: a simple, heartfelt story, comedy, spectacular action, an excellent cast of stars and character actors, and an amazing car chase through the crowded streets of Los Angeles. This film is based on the cult classic 1974 movie of the same name, and it's a must-see for lovers of classic cars or action fans of any stripe. Dominic Sena, the director of KALIFORNIA, directed this fast-moving crime-adventure extravaganza.
Whether out of anxiety or simple fear, Memphis last approaches the love of his life, Sara Wayland, also known as Sway. She wants nothing to do with him. "Hes an old lover walking back in after six years," says Academy AwardŽ-winner Angelina Jolie who portrays the Ferrari-loving mechanic. "Hes been gone and she thinks shes finally gotten over him and cleaned up her life, and then he walks back in. And even when she discovers why hes there, shes still hesitant to become involved with him again. But she cares about Kip; hes like a little brother to her too, so against her better judgement, she gets back into it.
"I like Sway because shes not a woman who hates men," Jolie says. "She loves them, shes one of them. Shes equal to them at their game, but shes also totally female, very sexy, and shes not going to deny that."
"Angelina turns in a stellar performance every time," says Bruckheimer of the multi-award-winning actress. "The number of accolades she has received at such a young age is amazing. Shes a relative newcomer yet she has a real point of view. Her character, Sway, is tough and pretty brash at times, but she is also somewhat vulnerable when she wants to be. She works a number of jobs and is an ambitious woman on the rise. I love characters like that."