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Grand Prix Details

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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. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

  • Release date:December 21, 1966

Awards

Awarded by
Nominee
Category
Year
Status
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Henry Berman Best Editing 1966 Winner
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Stu Linder Best Editing 1966 Winner
Directors Guild of America John Frankenheimer Best Director 1966 Nominee
Hollywood Foreign Press Association Jessica Walter New Star of the Year - Female 1966 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Frank Santillo Best Editing 1966 Winner
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Frederic Steinkamp Best Editing 1966 Winner
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Gordon Daniel Best Sound Effects 1966 Winner

Cast

James Garner
as Pete Aron
Eva Marie Saint
as Louise Frederickson
Yves Montand
as Jean-Pierre Sarti
Toshiro Mifune
as Izo Yamura
Jessica Walter
as Pat
Antonio Sabato
as Nino Barlini
Adolfo Celi
as Agostini Manetta
Claude Dauphin
as Hugo Simon
Enzo Fiermonte
as Guido
Geneviève Page
as Monique Delvaux Sarti
Jack Watson
as Jeff Jordan
Donal O'Brien
as Wallace Bennett
Jean Michaud
as Children's father
Albert Remy
as Surgeon at Monte Carlo
Ralph Michael
as Mr. Stoddard
Alan Fordney
as Sportcaster
Phil Hill
as Tim Randolph
Joakim Bonnier
Evans Evans
as Mrs. Tim Randolph
Richie Ginther
as John Hogarth
Arthur Howard
as Claude
Bruce McLaren
as Douglas McClendon
Richie Ginther
as John Hogarth
Arthur Howard
as Claude
Evans Evans
as Mrs. Tim Randolph

Crew

John Frankenheimer
Director
William Hanley
Screenwriter
Lionel Lindon
Cinematographer
Maurice Jarre
Musical Direction/Supervision
Maurice Jarre
Composer (Music Score)
Henry Berman
Editor
Frederic Steinkamp
Editor
Stu Linder
Editor
Frank Santillo
Editor
Richard Sylbert
Production Designer
Sydney Guilaroff
Costume Designer
Gordon Daniel
Sound/Sound Designer
Milt Rice
Special Effects
Carroll Shelby
Consultant/advisor
Joakim Bonnier
Consultant/advisor
Phil Hill
Consultant/advisor
Richie Ginther
Consultant/advisor
Alfio Meniconi
Makeup
Sydney Guilaroff
Makeup
Lucie Lichtig
Continuity
Giuliano Laurenti
Makeup
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