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Zero to Sixty is a 1978 American comedy film directed by Don Weis and starring Darren McGavin, Sylvia Miles, Joan Collins, Denise Nickerson, and Dick Martin. The film was released on June 1, 1978[1] and was later reviewed by TV Guide, which called Darren McGavin "fun to watch" in the film, but noted the premise was brought to the screen six years later in a different film, Repo Man.[2] This film was Denise Nickerson's last acting performance before her retirement and her death in 2019.

Zero to Sixty
Directed byDon Weis
Produced byKathie Browne
Written byJudith Bustany
Darren McGavin
W. Lyle Richardson
Peg Shirley
StarringDarren McGavin
Sylvia Miles
Joan Collins
Denise Nickerson
Dick Martin
Music byJohn Beal
CinematographyDonald H. Birnkrant
Edited byDann Cahn
Jack Peluso
Distributed byFirst Artists
Release date
June 1978
Running time
101 minutes
CountryUnited States


Michael Nolan (McGavin) finds himself down on his luck following his divorce settlement, which has left him with nothing. During the repossession of his car, he makes chase all the way to the auto repossession company. His persistence impresses the owner, who hires him on the spot. Nolan is then teamed up with Larry, a 16-year-old experienced repo agent. As Nolan settles into his new career, he continually finds himself troubled by women, angry car owners, and more.



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