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Grand Theft Auto

Rating:PG
Genre:Comedy, Drama
Release Date:June 16, 1977
Running time:84 minutes
Cast:Ron Howard, Nancy Morgan, Elizabeth Rogers, Barry Cahill, Rance Howard
Director:Ron Howard
Producer:Jon Davison
Writer:Ron Howard
Distributor:New World Pictures

Description: 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.~ Hal Erickson, All Movie Guide

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