Grand Theft Auto
Grand Theft Auto is a 1977 American comedy road film directed by Ron Howard. It was Howard's feature film directorial debut, and it features Howard as Sam Freeman and Nancy Morgan as Paula Powers in the leading roles. The film takes its title from the crime grand theft auto, which is committed a number of times by several different characters.
Two young lovers, Sam Freeman (Ron Howard) and Paula Powers (Nancy Morgan), want to get married in Las Vegas. When Paula introduces Sam to her parents they dispute their daughter's decision: they see Collins Hedgeworth (Paul Linke), the son of a wealthy family in the area, as her fiancée. Paula's parents are rich as well and her father, Bigby Powers (Barry Cahill), is planning to run for governor. They think Sam is marrying Paula for the money and call him a fortune hunter, which Paula fiercely disputes.
|author||Joe Dante Ron Howard|
|genre||action comedy crime|
|keywords||begin car chase country road demolition derby elopement flee fortune hunter governor grand theft auto ktnq las vegas love interest married news media on the road paul linke plan radio station reward rolls-royce rolls-royce car runaway lovers tenq radio station united states dollar usd want wealthy family wed young lovers|
|publisher||New World Pictures|
|theme||action comedy chase road movie romantic comedy|