Grand Prix
Movie Quote Quiz

Nino Barlini: I used to think nothing could be better than motorbike racing. Three times I am a World Champion on my motorbike. I am happy. Then I go into one of these, these cars: you sit in a box, a coffin, gasoline all around you. It is like being inside a bomb! Crazy, but of course the cars are faster, and that is the most important thing.

Pete Aron: Jordan says I was blocking Stoddard. Said I didn't give him a signal to pass.
Jean-Pierre Sarti: Did you?
Pete Aron: Of course I did. The gear box froze coming out of the tunnel and I waved him through. Got on the brakes, locked up, and threw me in front of him. Next thing I knew, I was in the Mediterranean.
Jean-Pierre Sarti: What are you going to do now?
Pete Aron: I don't know. Gotta' get a ride for the rest of the season. I don't know where.

Jean-Pierre Sarti: Did you see them rush to see Peter Aron burn? Did you see the looks on their faces? I saw. For the first time today, I really saw those faces.
Louise Frederickson: But not all of them, Jean-Pierre. There are some who come for that - for the accidents and the fires. But the others... the others ride with you, maybe. You put something in their lives that they can't put there themselves.

Jean-Pierre Sarti: Well, I can see I'm not properly dressed for the occasion. I should be wearing something fashionable.
Louise Frederickson: Well, your driver's suit isn't bad. Maybe you could start a new style.
Jean-Pierre Sarti: Spun glass, form-fitting, waterproof, flameproof.

Jean-Pierre Sarti: The danger? Well, of course. But you are missing a very important point. I think if any of us imagined - really imagined - what it would be like to go into a tree at 150 miles per hour we would probably never get into the cars at all, none of us. So it has always seemed to me that to do something very dangerous requires a certain absence of imagination.

Scott Stoddard: Y'know one of the most beautiful things about a car? If it isn't working properly, you can strip the skin off, expose the insides, find out exactly where the trouble is, take out the faulty part and replace it with a new one. If only we could do that with people.

Lisa: Are you never afraid?
Nino Barlini: Not ever.
Lisa: Why?
Nino Barlini: Because, I am immortal.

Pat Stoddard: Hugo, have you ever had ouzo?
Hugo Simon: I have had everything, my dear.
Pat Stoddard: I was with two Greeks last night and we drank lots of ouzo.
Hugo Simon: And where, may I ask, was your husband, while all this Greek and ouzo business was going on?
Pat Stoddard: Where he always is the night before a race: trying to sleep.

Nino Barlini: Dance?
Lisa: I don't dance.
Nino Barlini: Have a drink with me.
Lisa: I don't drink.
Nino Barlini: Smoke?
Lisa: I don't smoke.
Nino Barlini: What do you do?

Izo Yamura: Right after the war, my house in Tokyo was used by an American general and his family. When it was returned to me, it had: flowered wallpaper, three new bathrooms, and four new closets. Americans, I think, are over-devoted to bathrooms and closets.
Pete Aron: Well, we accumulate things.
Izo Yamura: And then you lock them away in closets. And the bathrooms?
Pete Aron: No, no, you don't get me on that one.

Continuity mistake: The cars change shape frequently during the movie. That depends on the fact that many scenes were filmed at real races, with real F-1 cars. The cars that the actors drove were, for the most part, disguised F-3 racers. There are at least three fake Ferraris, and they all look different. One of them seems to have been built to resemble a 1965 F-1, but altered to look like a 1966 model. The non-existent Yamura (built to resemble a Maclaren), that James Garner drives is actually two cars with different chassis, one of them seems to be used very little, except when it catches fire in a scene.

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Trivia: Scott Stoddard's teammate at BRM, Bob Turner, is played by British Two time F1 Champion Graham Hill. Pete Aaron's teammate at Yamura, Tim Randolph, is played by American 1961 F1 Champion Phil Hill.

David George
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