Grand Theft Auto

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Grand Theft Auto (1977, USA) is a Crime film directed by Ron Howard.

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Main Details

  • Released in 1977
  • Color
  • Running Time: 84 Min.
  • Distributed by New World Pictures
  • Directed by Ron Howard
  • Written by Rance Howard, Ron Howard
  • Starring Ron Howard, Nancy Morgan, Elizabeth Rogers, Barry Cahill, Rance Howard, Paul Linke, Marion Ross
  • Produced by Roger Corman, Jon Davison, Rance Howard
  • Original Music by Peter Ivers
  • Cinematography by Gary Graver
  • Film Editing by Joe Dante


  • See the greatest cars in the world destroyed!


Paula Powers (Nancy Morgan) wants to marry her boyfriend, Sam Freeman (Ron Howard), but her affluent family wants their daughter to pair up with someone wealthier than Sam. When Paula's father Bigby (Barry Cahill) accuses Sam of gold digging, Paula steals a luxury car from her parents and heads toward Las Vegas with her lover. The couple hope to marry there, but soon run into trouble: Bigby has offered a large cash sum to anyone who finds his daughter, and the result is a massive car chase.

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