Grand Theft Auto
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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… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 25%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"...runs out of steam long before it reaches its crowd-pleasing conclusion."
‑ David Nusair, Reel Film Reviews
"Yee-ha! Catch it as early Ron Howard directing; otherwise forget it."
‑ Steve Crum,
"Perfectly entertaining car-smash entertainment."
‑ Scott Weinberg,
"Below average car-chase comedy."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"...eighty-four minutes never felt like so long a ride."
‑ John J. Puccio, Movie Metropolis
"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."
‑ Felix Gonzalez Jr., DVD Review
"Unpretentious fun from a soon-to-be-great director"
‑ Nell Minow, Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies
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