Grand Prix

Grand Prix

Director: John Frankenheimer Cast: James Garner, Eva Marie Saint, Yves Montand

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There's a few million dollars' worth of star power and a nickel's worth of plot in the lavish race-car melodrama Grand Prix. Among the participants in this annual cross-continent competition are characters played by James Garner, Yves Montand, Brian Bedford, and Antonio Sabato. Interested parties include Toshiro Mifune (his voice dubbed by Paul Frees), Adolfo Celi, and Claude Dauphin, while the women who agonize on the sidelines include Eva Marie Saint, Jessica Walter, and Françoise Hardy. The racing sequences are top-rank, cleverly utilizing those 1960s devices of helicopter angles and multiple screens. Oscars went to editor Frederic Steinkamp (among others) and the sound-effects supervisor Franklin E. Milton. Filmed on location, Grand Prix made back its cost about half a week into its run.

Product Details

Release Date: 07/11/2006
UPC: 0012569791008
Original Release: 1966
Rating: NR
Source: Warner Home Video
Region Code: 1
Presentation: [Wide Screen]
Sound: [Dolby AC-3 Surround Sound]
Time: 2:56:00
Sales rank: 6,839

Special Features

Closed Caption; 4 new 40th-anniversary making-of documentaries: Pushing the Limit - The Making of Grand Prix; Flat Out - Formula One in the Sixties; The Style and Sound of Speed; Brands Hatch - Chasing the Checkered Flag; Vintage featurette: Grand Prix - Challenge of the Champions; New digital transfer from restored 65mm elements; Soundtrack remastered in Dolby Digital 5.1; Theatrical trailer; Languages: English & Français; Subtitles: English, Français, Español & Português (feature film only)

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
James Garner Pete Aron
Eva Marie Saint Louise Frederickson
Yves Montand Jean-Pierre Sarti
Toshiro Mifune Izo Yamura
Brian Bedford Scott Stoddard
Jessica Walter Pat
Antonio Sabato Nino Barlini
Françoise Hardy Lisa
Adolfo Celi Agostini Manetta
Claude Dauphin Hugo Simon
Enzo Fiermonte Guido
Genevieve Page Monique Delvaux Sarti
Jack Watson Jeff Jordan
Donal O'Brien Wallace Bennett
Jean Michaud Children's father
Albert Remy Surgeon at Monte Carlo
Rachel Kempson Mrs. Stoddard
Ralph Michael Mr. Stoddard
Alan Fordney Sportcaster
Anthony Marsh Sportcaster
Phil Hill Tim Randolph
Graham Hill Bob Turner
Joakim Bonnier Actor
Jack Brabham Actor
John Bryson Photographer David
Evans Evans Mrs. Tim Randolph
Richie Ginther John Hogarth
Arthur Howard Claude
Bruce McLaren Douglas McClendon
Jim Russell Actor

Technical Credits
John Frankenheimer Director
Robert Alan Aurthur Original Story,Screenwriter
Henry Berman Editor
Joakim Bonnier Consultant/advisor
Gordon Daniel Sound/Sound Designer
Edward Lewis Producer
Richie Ginther Consultant/advisor
Guilaroff Giuliano Makeup
Sydney Guilaroff Costumes/Costume Designer,Makeup
William Hanley Screenwriter
Phil Hill Consultant/advisor
Maurice Jarre Score Composer,Musical Direction/Supervision
Giuliano Laurenti Makeup
Stu Linder Editor
Lionel Lindon Cinematographer
Alfio Meniconi Makeup
Milt Rice Special Effects
Frank Santillo Editor
Carroll Shelby Consultant/advisor
Frederic Steinkamp Editor
Richard Sylbert Production Designer

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Grand Prix, Pt. 1
1. Overture [4:36]
2. Credits [4:13]
3. Monte Carlo [4:28]
4. Absence of Imagination [4:03]
5. Gearbox Trouble [4:24]
6. Teammates Crash [2:54]
7. Tired [4:36]
8. The One Who's Finished [4:56]
9. The Wife Connection [4:00]
10. Only Winning [3:17]
11. What Do You Do? [2:05]
12. Manetta's Assessment [3:16]
13. Tentative Arrangements [6:33]
14. In Name Only [4:12]
15. Making Comparisons [2:06]
16. I Like to Be Free [4:01]
17. Eyes on the Race [3:26]
18. Shared Lives [5:02]
19. Yamura's New Driver [3:45]
20. Two Trysts [1:40]
21. Right to the Point [3:50]
22. Trophy Room [3:27]
23. Reunion [2:35]
24. Racing in the Rain [5:48]
25. Tragedy and Victory [7:22]
26. Intermission [3:33]
Disc #2 -- Grand Prix, Pt. 2
27. Entr'acte [1:36]
28. Back Behind the Wheel [4:24]
29. Bloody Marvel [7:01]
30. British Grand Prix [3:19]
31. Ball of Fire [5:34]
32. Still Wanted [3:12]
33. Those Who Need [4:18]
34. Fallen From Grace [2:52]
35. Retirement Decision [4:01]
36. Tired of This Farce [2:19]
37. Those Terrible Words [5:04]
38. To Greece and Hell [2:08]
39. Slow Start [2:43]
40. Through the Pack [4:58]
41. Life More Intensely [5:05]
42. Sarti's Crash [3:44]
43. Black and Checkered Flags [3:26]
44. Triumph in Shadow [4:12]
45. Cast List [:58]

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Grand Prix 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
TripOK More than 1 year ago
This movie was released in the 60's and when it was first released the theatre was packed. It had an Intermission,and a Recall to inform you when to return to the movie,that the Intermission was coming to an end. This movie just like Lemans put you in the Drivers Seat. If this came out in Blu-ray,the Effects Would bo ,"OUTSTANDING!" This Movie has Steve McQueen,and he did his own driving. As Must for Steve McQueen Fans.
Guest More than 1 year ago
No other "racing" film comes close to approaching Grand Prix, as the direction, cinematography, acting, and the story itself are head and shoulders above the rest. More so than any other movie, Grand Prix captures the intensity, glamour and tragedy of motorsports. I am certain that I am not alone in stating that this film was a major reason for my own dreams as a young boy to become a formula car racing driver, and though that effort ultimately failed, my life was made richer by having been so inspired. After you watch Grand Prix, if you don't understand why, I'll never be able to explain it. Having earned Enzo Ferrari's personal blessings, Grand Prix is simply epic!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Guest More than 1 year ago
Formula One World Cup racing at its best. Yes, its the 1960s, Lotus Fords, and so forth. But the filming is awesome, the cast terrific, and the mileu of international racing capured magnificently. Someone please get this classic on DVD!