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In exchange for being allowed to make his directorial debut in Grand Theft Auto, Ron Howard agreed to take no salary as a director, merely as star and co-screenwriter (with his dad Rance). The plot finds Sam Freeman (Howard) eloping with his heiress girlfriend Paula Powers (Nancy Morgan). Her mob-connected dad Bigby Powers (Barry Cahill) vehemently opposes the marriage, and isn't about to change his mind now that Sam has stolen his Rolls-Royce and sped off to Las Vegas with his daughter in tow. Marion Ross, Howard's Happy Days mom, turns in an offbeat supporting characterization.

Product Details

Release Date: 11/21/2006
UPC: 0786936707335
Original Release: 1977
Rating: PG
Source: Walt Disney Video
Region Code: 1
Sound: [Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround]
Time: 1:24:00

Special Features

A Family Affair; Grand Theft Auto introduction by Roger Corman; Audio commentary with Ron Howard & Roger Corman; Grand Theft Auto original trailer

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Ron Howard Sam Freeman
Nancy Morgan Paula Powers
Marion Ross Vivian Hedgeworth
Peter Isacksen Sparky
Barry Cahill Bigby Powers
Hoke Howell Preacher
Elizabeth Rogers Priscilla Powers
Paul Linke Collins Hedgeworth
Clint Howard Ace
Larry Cruickshank Elder Spokesman
Wayne Goodwin Mysterious Man
Gene Hartline Gas Station Attendant
Ken Lerner Benny
Todd McCarthy Reporter
Leo Rossi Sal
George Waggner Camera Operator
Bobs Watson Minister
Tom Waters Lester
Ancel Cook Dink
Eddie Mulder Derby Drivers
Rance Howard Ned Stinker
Don Steele Curley Q. Brown
James Ritz Officer Tad
Lew Brown Jack Klepper
Jack Perkins Shadley
Paul Bartel Groom
Bill Conklin Engle Hingleman
Garry Marshall Underworld Boss
Jim Begg Businessman
Rick Seaman Max Hingleman

Technical Credits
Ron Howard Director,Screenwriter
Roger Corman Producer
Joe Dante Editor
Jon Davison Producer
Roger George Special Effects
Gary Graver Cinematographer
Rance Howard Screenwriter
Peter Ivers Score Composer
Jamie Anderson Camera Operator
Keith Michaels Art Director
Leigh Mitchell Makeup
Cal Naylor Asst. Director
Charles Nixon Set Decoration/Design
Linda Pearl Costumes/Costume Designer
Jane Rhum Costumes/Costume Designer

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Grand Theft Auto
1. Opening Credits [6:32]
2. "Paula Has Eloped!" [7:12]
3. "My Name Is Collins Hedgeworth" [7:00]
4. "Fifty Thousand Big Ones" [6:41]
5. "You Better Pull Over Honey Buns" [6:36]
6. "Curly Goes Aloft" [6:32]
7. "Stop Them at the Bridge" [7:50]
8. "Kick This Tin Car" [7:29]
9. "They Are in Nevada" [5:58]
10. "Charge!" [7:32]
11. "We Can Make It Now" [4:38]
12. End Credits [10:01]

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