Grand Prix (Film)
High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! Grand Prix is a 1966 American action film with an international cast. It was directed by John Frankenheimer with music by Maurice Jarre and stars James Garner, Eva Marie Saint, Yves Montand, Brian Bedford, and Antonio Sabato. Toshirô Mifune has a supporting role as a race team owner, inspired by Soichiro Honda. It was photographed in Super Panavision 70 by Lionel Lindon, and presented in 70 mm Cinerama in premiere engagements. The unique racing cinematography is one of the main draws of the film. Racing fans also enjoy the real-life racing footage and the appearances by real drivers. These included walk-ons (some uncredited) of F1 World Champions Phil Hill, Graham Hill, Juan-Manuel Fangio, Jim Clark, Jochen Rindt and Jack Brabham. There also were Richie Ginther and Bruce McLaren. One of the ten highest grossing films of 1966, Grand Prix also won Academy Awards for Best Sound Effects, Best Film Editing and Best Sound in 1967 and gained cult status among racing fans. The film was released on DVD and HD DVD on July 11, 2006.