Plot & Details
In exchange for being allowed to make his directorial debut in Grand Theft Auto, Ron Howard agreed to take no salary as a director, merely as star and co-screenwriter (with his dad Rance). The plot finds Sam Freeman (Howard) eloping with his heiress girlfriend Paula Powers (Nancy Morgan). Her mob-connected dad Bigby Powers (Barry Cahill) vehemently opposes the marriage, and isn't about to change his mind now that Sam has stolen his Rolls-Royce and sped off to Las Vegas with his daughter in tow. Marion Ross, Howard's Happy Days mom, turns in an offbeat supporting characterization.
- MPAA Rating: PG
- Genre(s): Action,Comedy
- Run Time: 89min.
- DVD Release Date: 06/22/1999
- Director(s): Ron Howard
- Starring: Ron Howard , Nancy Morgan , Marion Ross , Peter Isacksen , Barry Cahill
- Themes: Lovers on the Lam,Flight of the Innocent
- Tone: Goofy,Humorous,Irreverent,Light,Madcap
- Keywords: daughter, elopement, gangster, heir
- Language: English