Wednesday, December 14, 2005

I hope the judge took more than 60 seconds

In an article over at AutoBlog, they reveal that a judge has ruled in the dispute over the Eleanor name, between Unique Motorcars and Denise Halicki, the widow of Toby Halicki, the writer, director, producer, star and stuntman of the original Gone in 60 Seconds.

Now I hope the judge took more than 60 seconds to review the case, it sure doesn't seem like he did. In the AutoBlog article, they say the judge couldn't find proof in the evidence of Mrs Halicki's claim to the famous name. But if the judge could have just watched a DVD of the original movie, he would see the claim is clear. I liked both versions of the movie, obviously the remake starring Nicholas Cage, with it's big name cast and large budget was the bigger success, but how does anyone not recognize the facts here. Eleanor was a yellow 73 Mustang, and Toby's "unicorn" just as Cage's character had the 67 Shelby.

Halicki's films included the original Gone in 60 Seconds, The Junkman and Gone in 60 Seconds 2. Toby Halicki died a relatively young man and his wife Denise carries on with his "empire"

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