Gearhead Cinema: Grand Prix (February 17)

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Gearhead Cinema: Grand Prix (February 17)

February 17, 2020

American Grand Prix driver Pete Aron (James Garner) tries to resurrect his racing career after being fired by his Jordan-BRM racing team because of a crash at Monaco that injures his British teammate, Scott Stoddard.


The most daring drivers in the world have gathered to compete for the 1966 Formula One championship. After a spectacular wreck in the first of a series of races, American wheelman Pete Aron (James Garner) is dropped by his sponsor. Refusing to quit, he joins a Japanese racing team. While juggling his career with a torrid love affair involving an ex-teammate’s wife, Pete must also contend with Jean-Pierre Sarti (Yves Montand), a French contestant who has previously won two world titles.


Critic Quotes: 

“Director John Frankenheimer has moved his cameras out onto the great tracks of the Grand Prix circuit — Monaco; Spa, Belgium; Brands Hatch, England; and Monza, Italy — for the most authentic and exciting racing sequences ever filmed.” Cleveland Press

“This idea that while anything’s possible through technology, the debt of that ambition is paid out in blood.” – Walter Chaw, Film Freak Central



Runtime: 266 minutes

Year: 1966

Rating: NR

Director: John Frankenheimer 

Country: USA

Languages: English / French / Italian / Japanese



Monday, February 17: 6:00PM

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