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Gone In 60 Seconds
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Genre:Thriller
Year:2000
Rating:R
Length:1 Hour 58 Minutes
Cast:Dominic Sena, Nicolas Cage, Angelina Jolie, Giovanni Ribisi

Fast, loud, expensively mounted, and charged with testosterone (qualities it shares with most other films produced by Jerry Bruckheimer) Gone in 60 Seconds is the archetypal popcorn movie that offers a shot of pure, visceral entertainment. Nominally based on a 1974 B-movie with the same title, it stars Nicolas Cage as a former car thief -- the best in the business, we're told. Cage comes out of retirement to help his irresponsible young brother (Giovanni Ribisi) pay off a debt to a debonair but ruthless gangster (Christopher Eccleston). To do this he must steal 50 cars in one night, a herculean task for which he enlists the aid of onetime associates Angelina Jolie, Robert Duvall, and Will Patton. Director Dominic Sena deals with plot absurdities by ignoring them, concentrating his creative energies on the big heist and its unintended consequences. He develops nail-biting suspense with this lengthy, elaborate sequence, but it's those high-octane chase sequences that really put Gone's pedal to the metal. Ed Hulse

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