RPM (film)

RPM (also known as R.P.M.) is a 1998 action film starring David Arquette, Emmanuelle Seigner, and Famke Janssen. It was shot in 1997 and first released on video in Germany on June 23, 1998.

Directed byIan Sharp
Produced byThomas Hedman
Written byDonald Cammell
Roger Avary
J.P. Gardner
StarringDavid Arquette
Emmanuelle Seigner
Famke Janssen
Music byAlan Lisk
CinematographyHarvey Harrison
Edited byPeter Davies
Europa Pictures Limited
IFR Corporation NV
Screen Partners Ltd.
Distributed byParamount Home Media Distribution
Release date
  • June 23, 1998 (1998-06-23)
Running time
91 minutes


Luke Delson (David Arquette) is a professional carjacker who is currently residing in Los Angeles. After a call, he decides to go to Nice, to track a car for an oil oligarch Constantine Charkos. The car, named RPM, can apparently drive without any kind of power source. Charkos, afraid that the mass production of the car would destroy his oil empire, offers him 1 billion dollars to steal it. But with the police detective on his tail, Biggerman, the man who built RPM, and also his sister Claudia (Famke Janssen), who wants the money, on his tail, he will find it very difficult to steal the car. Along the way, he meets Charkos' girl (Emmanuelle Seigner), who wants her car back (which Luke has stole, but Claudia took it), and she helps him steal the RPM in exchange of bringing her car back, and the two eventually start a romance.



The film was mostly shot in the forests of France and in the Nice. The production ended in the summer of 1997. The film was recognized for many famous cars in the movie.

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