John DeLorean’s Insane Story Of Drugs, Cars And Scandal Hits Theaters This Summer

We’ve seen a number of automakers come and go over the years, but none of them have flamed out quite like the DeLorean Motor Company.

The story of its founder, John DeLorean, is coming to movie theaters later this year and it promises to different than your typical automotive flick. As IFC Flims notes, Framing John DeLorean combines “money, power, politics, drugs, scandal and fast cars.”

The nearly two hour movie recounts the life and times of John DeLorean as it takes a look at his “meteoric rise through the ranks of General Motors” and his passion for performance which helped lead to the development of the Pontiac GTO.

Despite finding success at GM, DeLorean left the company in 1973 and founded the DeLorean Motor Company. Famed for its iconic sports car which was featured in the Back to the Future franchise, the DeLorean Motor Company quickly ran into problems including production delays and financial issues.

Needing to find cash fast, DeLorean found himself ensnared in a federal investigation targeting drug traffickers. He was arrested in 1982 for conspiring to traffic cocaine and was filmed discussing the deal with undercover agents. DeLorean was eventually acquitted, but the scandal had a devastating impact on him and his company went bankrupt.

Framing John DeLorean hits theaters and video-on-demand on June 7th and features a “treasure trove of archival footage with dramatic vignettes starring Alec Baldwin.” IMDb also says the film stars Morena Baccarin (Cristina Ferrare), Josh Charles (Bill Collins) and Dean Winters (John Valestra).

H/T to The Drive

 

  • Mr. EP9

    Hopefully it’s good.

  • Nope

    You lost me at Alec Baldwin.

    • Shane

      You beat me to posting that exact sentence haha.

  • Thetruthísntalwayspopular

    So miscast having that fat pr*ck Baldwin in it.

  • Bash

    I’m ok with Alec Baldwin.

    • Carl Sloan

      You’re a libtard.

      • Bash

        Go away!

        • Carl Sloan

          What’s your problem, cupcake?

          • Bash

            Hush!

          • Carl Sloan

            STFU

          • Bash

            You really do feel good about your self when you talk like that! its true the Internet IS filled with crazy ppl just like the real word.

          • Carl Sloan

            I thought I told you to STFU.

          • Bash

            Hush

          • Carl Sloan

            STFU

          • Bash

            Hush

          • Carl Sloan

            Off yourself, thanks.

          • Bash

            I said hush.

          • Carl Sloan

            Dumb troll always needs to get the last word in. See proof below.

  • Carl Sloan

    Baldwin is a Trump-bashing POS liberal. That moron won’t make a single penny off of me.

    • Knotmyrealname

      My kids loved ‘Boss-Baby’…..

  • kachuks

    I’d chime in on the Baldwin comments but i haven’t watched SNL since the early 2000’s probably.

  • Craig

    AS IS SEE IT… we’ll probably never really know the TRUTH. Maybe someone at GM – Chevrolet specifically – didn’t want something ‘out there’ competing with the Corvette. The LOVE of money is the root of all evil. And businessmen have loved money more than most of us.

    • Carl Sloan

      That may be part of it, but if you read Delorean’s book “On a Clear Day You Can See General Motors” where he names names and calls quite a lot of GM brass “incompetent morons”, I’m sure he pissed a lot of people off and they wanted to get even.

      If you read some OTHER books like Stainless Steel Delusion, you’ll get a more true picture of what actually brought him down – his own incompetence. Instead of ramping up production at a reasonable pace, he churned out cars like there was no tomorrow and ran into a cashflow problem because the excess cars sat unsold, so adequate prifits weren’t rolling in to support the over-production.

      The cars also required a lot of costly re-work because they were so poorly made.

  • Bo Hanan

    Delorean was tall and thin- just sayin……

  • Rzrlf

    sup with all the right-wing trolls in the comments lately? Yall need to chill tf out

    • Carl Sloan

      Because Baldwin has made a CAREER of Trump-bashing. Get it now? You sound like a libtard.

      • Rzrlf

        I get that, ive just noticed lately that you and others like you have recently felt emboldened to bring in your god awful beliefs to this car blog.

        • Carl Sloan

          Such as what? Not wanting Third-World parasites pouring in here at taxpayer expense? Such as bringing US jobs back?

      • Rzrlf

        wow you did not just edit your comment calling me a Libtard… smfh

        • Carl Sloan

          Libtard. Happy now?

          • Rzrlf

            kinda 😉

  • FlameWater

    Does anyone ever get sad that Pontiac isn’t around anymore?

  • I thought this is feature length movie… turns out it’s a documentary.

  • Carl Sloan

    Such as?

    • Bo Hanan

      You may not have it in you to comprehend and I don’t feel like teaching a nut a new trick.

      • Carl Sloan

        Your stupidity is showing, libtard. You’re ALL idiots.

        • Bo Hanan

          I beg to differ my friend- but it is your stupidity that is on display. Follow your repornses to see what I mean. LOL!!

          • Carl Sloan

            “repornses” lol.
            I rest my case.

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