Grand Theft Auto
Grand Theft Auto (1977)

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… More

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Rated: PG
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Release Date: June 16, 1977
DVD Release Date: November 21, 2006
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Critic Score: 23% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

A typical Chase-n-Crash, made more entertaining than most because of the attractive personalities of [Ron] Howard and Nancy Morgan...

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Dennis Schwartz
Dennis Schwartz Movie Reviews

Below average car-chase comedy.

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John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis

...eighty-four minutes never felt like so long a ride.

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Nell Minow
Movie Mom

Unpretentious fun from a soon-to-be-great director

Felix Gonzalez Jr.
DVD Review

This is by no means a terrible movie, but I think we can all be thankful that Howard got this out of his system early on.

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Scott Weinberg

Perfectly entertaining car-smash entertainment.

David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews

...runs out of steam long before it reaches its crowd-pleasing conclusion.

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Steve Crum

Yee-ha! Catch it as early Ron Howard directing; otherwise forget it.

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Flixster Audience Score: 35% Flixster User Reviews
Kevin M. Williams
An heiress steals Daddy's Rolls Royce ("that's my baby!") so she can marry Joe Average which then escalates into a its-for-laughs… More
Aj V
An action comedy involving car chasing and crashes of all kinds, but it also has a great, funny story. I really liked this movie, it's entertaining and… More