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73-87's in movies
« on: April 24, 2008, 02:40:56 PM »
Talking about the move The Driver got me thinking so here we go.  Here are 2 movies I have see with 73-87's in them.

Nightmares, 1983: ('The Benediction' ) http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0086014/
Truck: Black pickup stalkes a priest:


The Driver. 1978, http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0077474/
Truck: Red Pickup


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Re: 73-87's in movies
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« Reply #2 on: April 24, 2008, 04:22:01 PM »
What are we looking at?

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Re: 73-87's in movies
« Reply #3 on: April 24, 2008, 06:03:04 PM »
Have you guys herd of the show "The Fall Guy"? The main characters truck is an 82 GMC I believe. It's basically the Dukes of Hazzard except it's a good 'ol k10 doing insane jumps.

I think there's some clips on YouTube.
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Re: 73-87's in movies
« Reply #4 on: April 24, 2008, 06:39:26 PM »
what he was showing us is this website that you can search for cars in movies...he searched for our trucks in movies and posted the link. 

and yea, i've heard of the Fall Guy...there's a whole webpage devoted to it...but i can't seem to find it...
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Re: 73-87's in movies
« Reply #5 on: April 24, 2008, 06:46:36 PM »
The first Terminator featured a chase with a pre-'79 K10.

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Re: 73-87's in movies
« Reply #6 on: April 24, 2008, 07:07:28 PM »
Cannonball run had a dually...The Burt Reynolds stunt movie Hooper has one that he drives...alot of music videos have them, and Dazed and confused


Hooper, 1978: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0077696/
Truck: Red Stepide


The Cannonball Run, 1981: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0082136/
Truck: GMC Crew Cab Indy Hauler


Dazed and Confused, 1993: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0106677/
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Re: 73-87's in movies
« Reply #7 on: April 24, 2008, 07:59:54 PM »
what he was showing us is this website that you can search for cars in movies...he searched for our trucks in movies and posted the link.

I know the Internet Movie Car Database, The link shows C10's from every year, that is were the pictures I linked where from....  I actually wanted the name of the movies in this thread...

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Re: 73-87's in movies
« Reply #8 on: April 24, 2008, 08:12:15 PM »
Craigs dad has a gold 80's dog truck in Friday.

Friday, 1995: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0113118/
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Re: 73-87's in movies
« Reply #9 on: April 24, 2008, 08:24:33 PM »
you see a couple of them in Smokey and the Bandit here and there

Smokey and the Bandit, 1977: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0076729/
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« Reply #10 on: April 25, 2008, 11:18:00 AM »
The Termninator, 1984: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0088247/
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Re: 73-87's in movies
« Reply #11 on: April 25, 2008, 02:01:40 PM »
there was a movie called used cars with curt russell, in the scene where they are racing across the desert there were a couple c-10's

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« Reply #12 on: April 25, 2008, 02:08:15 PM »
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Re: 73-87's in movies
« Reply #13 on: April 25, 2008, 10:57:52 PM »
We can see that the 73-91's were/are a very photogenic vehicle.  Perhaps the most photogenic of any pickup produced ever.

Also, as also discussed in the other post, i feel that the 87 pickup in the film "Roger and me." by Michael Moore is very significant for several reasons, and possibly the most significant 73-91 to appear on film for several reasons :  (and i'm desperately trying to locate a clip of the sequence;  If i remember correctly, it was red possibly two-tone with white, AND they had a banner that proclaimed the last truck produced in the plant or something.  Also, it showed an irate worker--because he had just lost his job.)

1)  Upon further analysis, it appears that the factory in question was not in Flint, but in the detroit suburb of  Pontiac.  So it would seem that Moore put this sequence in to illustrate the impact of a nearby city as well as the automotive business in general and it's effect on the economy of flint;  The economies of the greater Detroit area and surrounding areas are pretty much intertwined;  Flint/Davidson is not too far from Detroit.  Regardless, the truck in question could be the last 87 pickup produced?

2)  It illustrates the condition/situation of the domestic automotive industry at the time, and it's eventual fate.  i feel it actually started going downhill about 84.




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Re: 73-87's in movies
« Reply #14 on: April 26, 2008, 12:17:48 AM »
I can remember larry wilcox from CHIPS had a 75-9 4x4 stepside also howie on the show the fall guy also bought a 4x4 stepside till colt seavers wrecked it, he ripped the roof off and every now n then in the episode howie found a body part in the road all mangled.

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