Grand Theft Auto (film)

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Grand Theft Auto is a 1977 American comedy road film directed by Ron Howard.wikipedia
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Ron Howard

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Grand Theft Auto is a 1977 American comedy road film directed by Ron Howard. Two young lovers, Sam Freeman (Ron Howard) and Paula Powers (Nancy Morgan), want to get married in Las Vegas.
Howard continued making films during this time, appearing in the western film The Shootist (1976), and the comedy film Grand Theft Auto (1977), which he also directed.

Nancy Morgan

It was Howard's feature film directorial debut, and it features Howard as Sam Freeman and Nancy Morgan as Paula Powers in the leading roles. Two young lovers, Sam Freeman (Ron Howard) and Paula Powers (Nancy Morgan), want to get married in Las Vegas.
Morgan starred with Ron Howard in Howard's directorial debut Grand Theft Auto as well as starred with Italian film star Terence Hill in a feature film and European television series based on comic-strip hero Lucky Luke.

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It was Howard's feature film directorial debut, and it features Howard as Sam Freeman and Nancy Morgan as Paula Powers in the leading roles.
Ron Howard† – Grand Theft Auto

Paul Linke

When Paula introduces Sam to her parents they dispute their daughter's decision: they see Collins Hedgeworth (Paul Linke), the son of a wealthy family in the area, as her fiancée.
After roles in films such as The Baby Maker (1970), Big Bad Mama (1974), The Strongest Man in the World (1975) and Moving Violation (1976), Linke appeared in the 1977 movie Grand Theft Auto.

Barry Cahill (actor)

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His film credits included Grand Theft Auto, and Sweet Bird of Youth.

KTNQ

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When he calls to the TenQ radio station – to DJ Curly Q. Brown (Don Steele) – he offers a USD$25,000 reward for the ones who can catch Paula and Sam.
The radio station figures prominently in the Ron Howard film Grand Theft Auto.

Marion Ross

Marion Ross – Vivian Hedgeworth
She found steady work in film, appearing in The Glenn Miller Story (1954), Sabrina (1954), Lust for Life (1956), Lizzie (1957), Teacher's Pet (1958), Some Came Running (1958), Operation Petticoat (1959), Colossus: The Forbin Project (1970), Honky (1971), and Grand Theft Auto (1977).

Paul Bartel

Paul Bartel – Groom
Bartel was in much demand from other directors at New World to play small parts in their pictures: he appeared in Eat My Dust (1976) for Ron Howard, Hollywood Boulevard (1976) for Joe Dante and Alan Arkush (quite a large role, as a director, which Bartel credited for really kicking off his acting career ), Mr Billions (1977) for Jonathan Kaplan (not a New World film but Bartel met Kaplan at the company), Grand Theft Auto (1977) for Howard, Piranha (1978) for Dante, and Rock 'n' Roll High School (1979) for Arkush.

Allan Arkush

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Grand Theft Auto (1977) (uncredited) - Clown

Clint Howard

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Clint Howard - Ace
He also starred in Ron's first full length feature, Grand Theft Auto.

Eat My Dust!

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When Roger Corman was testing titles for Eat My Dust, Grand Theft Auto came a close second as a possible title.
This was Grand Theft Auto (1977).

Elizabeth Rogers

Elizabeth Rogers – Priscilla Powers
Her other film appearances included Bittersweet Love (1976), The Van (1977), Grand Theft Auto (1977), and An Officer and a Gentleman (1982) as David Keith's mother.

New World Pictures

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Corman helped launch the filmmaking careers of Jonathan Demme (Caged Heat, Crazy Mama), Jonathan Kaplan (White Line Fever), Ron Howard (Grand Theft Auto), Paul Bartel (Death Race 2000) and Joe Dante (Piranha), all of whom made some of their early films as interns for the company.

Leo Rossi

Leo Rossi – Vegas Muscle Chief
Grand Theft Auto (1977) – Vegas Muscle Chief

Garry Marshall

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Garry Marshall – Underworld Boss (as Gary K. Marshall)

Joe Dante

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He then worked as an editor on Grand Theft Auto after co-directing Hollywood Boulevard with Allan Arkush.

Victorville, California

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It was filmed in and around Victorville, California.
Grand Theft Auto (1977), starring Ron Howard filmed in Downtown Victorville.

Roger Corman

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Roger Corman worked as an executive producer, along with Rance Howard, who also co-wrote the script with Ron.
It helped inspire a series of car chase movies: Cannonball (1976), directed by Bartel; Eat My Dust! (1976), directed by Griffith starring Ron Howard - which led to a follow up, Grand Theft Auto (1978), Howard's directorial debut.

Peter Ivers

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He also scored the Ron Howard film Grand Theft Auto the following year.

Gary Graver

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In 1977, he served as cinematographer for Ron Howard's Grand Theft Auto, followed by the cult horror film The Toolbox Murders (1978).

Road movie

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Grand Theft Auto is a 1977 American comedy road film directed by Ron Howard.

Motor vehicle theft

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The film takes its title from the crime grand theft auto, which is committed a number of times by several different characters.

Las Vegas

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Two young lovers, Sam Freeman (Ron Howard) and Paula Powers (Nancy Morgan), want to get married in Las Vegas.