GenreAction, Comedy, Drama Budget1 million USD WriterH.B. Halicki LanguageEnglish
Release dateOctober 28, 1983 (1983-10-28) CastH.B. Halicki (Maindrian Pace), Hoyt Axton (Captain Gibbs), Marion Busia (Pumpkin Chase), Jerry Daugirda (Eugene Chase), George Cole (Atlee Jackson), Lang Jeffries (Lt. Arthur) Similar moviesDeadline Auto Theft and The Junkman are part of the same movie series
Deadline Auto Theft is a 1983 independent film written and directed by H.B 'Toby' Halicki, made up of scenes from Gone in 60 Seconds and The Junkman, as well as new material featuring Hoyt Axton.
After the attempted theft of his daughter's (Judi Gibbs) fiances car (Dan Grimaldi), LAPD Captain Gibbs (Hoyt Axton) declares war on master car thief Maindrian Pace (H.B 'Toby' Halicki). Meanwhile, Pace is hired to steal 40 cars, and must do so without being caught. The plot is virtually identical to that of Gone in 60 Seconds, with the addition of the character of Gibbs, using clips from both of his other films, and additional footage.
Deadline Auto Theft was a piecemeal effort by Halicki to incorporate the opening chase of The Junkman into the film Gone in 60 Seconds. The film is essentially a trimmed alternate cut of his 1974 cult classic with a new subplot featuring Axton incorporated into it. The chase from The Junkman was depicted in that film as the making of a car chase picture – a case of meta-fiction; in Deadline Auto Theft, the footage is incorporated into the plot, essentially making this film the movie that was being produced in The Junkman.