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The Ron Howard Action Pack: Eat My Dust / Grand Theft Auto

The Ron Howard Action Pack: Eat My Dust / Grand Theft Auto
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Release Date:

May 24,2011

Put the pedal to the metal and burn rubber with the clutch-popping excitement of this new special edition of Eat My Dust! Young Hoover Niebold is dying to impress Darlene. She’s into going fast, he’s into Darlene — but when they both get into a red-hot race car, the reckless fun accelerates into a wild ride. They’re off on the open road for a tire-squealing, fender-bending adventure to who-knows-where — and all Smokey can do is EAT THEIR DUST! Starring Ron Howard, Christopher Norris (Airport 1975), Dave Madden (The Partridge Family) and Ron’s brother and father — Clint Howard and Rance Howard.

Cross Romeo & Juliet with a demolition derby and you have Grand Theft Auto, Ron Howard’s directorial debut. Can Sam and Paula — a young runaway couple traveling in her father’s stolen Rolls-Royce — get hitched in Vegas before their parents, a jealous boyfriend, a private detective and a mob of bounty hunters catch them? The race is on! Starring Ron Howard, Nancy Morgan (The Nest), Marion Ross (Happy Days) and Ron’s brother and father — Clint Howard and Rance Howard.

About the films, Roger Corman says “Eat My Dust! [was] one of my biggest moneymakers during the ’70s — due to a combination of action and comedy and a teenage leading man, Ron Howard, who was a superpopular star due to Happy Days. . . . Plus lots and lots of car crashes! I had thought Ron would be too expensive for my budget, but was pleasantly surprised when he agreed to star. Ron reasoned he’d work once as an actor for me and then come back as a director. And he did! Ron made his directorial debut for me on Grand Theft Auto. After Eat My Dust! opened to really huge figures, Ron said he’d do a sequel for exactly the same money, plus he’d do another job for free. . . . He’d direct the film for nothing! Ron and his father Rance came up with a winning idea for Grand Theft Auto, a chase movie where Ron could be the legitimate lead but not be in every scene, so he could concentrate on his directing. Ron has gone on to direct a series of critically and financially successful films, including the Oscar®-winning A Beautiful Mind. I’m proud to have been a vehicle to launch Ron Howard on his esteemed directorial career.”

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EAT MY DUST! Special Features:
New Anamorphic Widescreen Transfer (1.78:1)
New Interview With Star Ron Howard
How To Crash On A Dime – The making of Eat My Dust!
Leonard Maltin Interviews Roger Corman
The Illustrated Man – A Conversation With Corman Poster Artist John Solie
Theatrical Trailer And TV Spot

GRAND THEFT AUTO Special Features:
New Anamorphic Widescreen Transfer (1.78:1)
Introduction By Roger Corman
Audio Commentary With Ron Howard And Roger Corman
Audio Commentary With Actor/Cowriter Rance Howard, Second Unit Director Allan Arkush, Editor Joe Dante And Key Grip Ben Haller
A Family Affair – An Interview With Rance And Clint Howard
Interview With Ron Howard And Roger Corman
Leonard Maltin Interviews Roger Corman
Theatrical Trailer And TV Spots

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