Gone in 60 Seconds

Question: In the scene leading up to where the mirror is knocked off and the car stalls, there appears to be a billboard in the background with a cowboy with his head in profile. In large letters above it is what appears to be the word "Impotent." (Not "Important"). Does anyone know what is with that?

Answer: That billboard was part of an anti-smoking campaign from about 18 years ago. The image mocks the iconic Marlboro Man, with the cigarette in his mouth flaccid and drooping. The word "Impotent" is rendered large in the same type style as the old Marlboro logo. In much smaller text (not visible in the film), the sign reads, "WARNING: Smoking Causes Impotence."

Charles Austin Miller

Question: Can anyone tell me the name of the song played while Sway and Memphis are sitting in the car waiting for the couple in the window to get it on?

Answer: It's called 'Painted On My Heart' by The Cult.

Question: Can someone please explain the theory behind Tumbler's "Stranger" move? It's been bugging what he means by it.

Answer: He sits on his hand until it goes numb, and then masturbates. "Stranger" refers to the fact that it feels like someone else is doing the work for you.

Nick N.

Question: At the end of the film, Kip shows Memphis the car he's brought him, and Memphis says, "It's Eleanor." How can it be Eleanor? Eleanor was grey with a black stripe down the middle. The car Kip bought was brown and rusty! Even if they'd have saved Eleanor from being shredded, it still wouldn't explain the change of color.

Answer: Eleanor refers to the type of car, a 1967 Shelby GT500, not the specific car they were trying to steal.

Bishop73

Answer: In the movie, the name "Eleanor" refers to the one car, a 1973 Ford Mustang (Internet sources say it was a redressed 1971 Mustang). Two different Mustangs were used for Eleanor, one for stunts, the other for close-up shots, which may account for the color differences. This seems like a movie mistake. The name "Eleanor" was later used for the customized, limited-edition Shelby Mustang GT 500 (a reissue of the 1967 Mustang) that was produced in 2000.

raywest

Question: What car does Johnnie B drive?

Answer: Its a late 90s/early 2000 Mercedes Benz S500 or S600.

Question: Could someone tell me a website that has a list of cars used in this movie?

Answer: http://www.cagebypage.com/abouthismovies/factsstats/gone_in_60_seconds_facts.html - the power of google.

Cheryl Gibson

Gone in 60 Seconds mistake picture

Revealing mistake: When Memphis delivers Elanore to Calitri, he gets punched and falls to the ground. At his feet you see orange tape as stage markings. (01:38:15)

Ronnie Bischof

More mistakes in Gone in 60 Seconds

Tumbler: Yo, so check out my new move. I call it "the Stranger." What I do is, I sit on my hand for, like, 15, 20 minutes, until it goes numb. No feeling at all. And then I rub one out.
Toby: "The Stranger," huh?
Atley Jackson: It's like a little boy's nursery school I've come upon here.

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Trivia: When Mirror Man is falsely attempting to get is impounded Volvo back at the impound lot, you can see a garage sign behind him that reads "GONE in 60 seconds."

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