Grand Theft Auto is a 1977 American comedy road film directed by Ron Howard. It was Howard's feature film directorial debut, and it features Howard as Sam Freeman and Nancy Morgan as Paula Powers in the leading roles. As of 2021, this film marks the only movie in Howard's career that he both directed and starred in. The film takes its title from the crime grand theft auto, which is committed a number of times by several different characters.
A rich girl steals her dad's Rolls Royce and heads off to Las Vegas to get married. However, her angry parents, a jealous suitor, and a bunch of reward seekers are determined to stop her.