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Offline dumbucket1

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Re: 73-87's in movies
« Reply #30 on: April 28, 2008, 10:33:21 AM »
There is a 77 or so in the movie Ferris Buellers Day Off. Its in the scene where they are in the parking garage and they are giving the parking attendent the ferrari to park.
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Re: 73-87's in movies
« Reply #31 on: April 28, 2008, 12:10:04 PM »
As far as these trucks being the star of the show, Fall Guy for sure is #1 in my mind. I remember even as a kid I was watching it when it was new and they showed a scene where it rolled down a hillside. Too bad it was a 73-74 Chevy. Even I could spot the different grille at that young  ;)  I think the 82 they used though was a GMC. I seem to recall an 83-84 GMC grille too, but they used a few different trucks as I recall.

In the original Jaws, the cop drove a then-new mid-70s K5 Blazer with a light bar on top of it.

Lethal Weapon 1, Riggs drove a late-80s Crew Cab dually, which was still the 73-87 design. I remember the big thing about LW 2 where they pull the house down with stilts was the new-design crew cab dually was either just released or hadn't been released yet to the public.
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Re: 73-87's in movies
« Reply #32 on: April 28, 2008, 12:13:56 PM »
GMC was the "officail" truck in Fall Guy, the early ones were 79's with round headlights (Chevy's and GMC's were using in stunts, etc).  The got a new one every year up to 1986.

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Re: 73-87's in movies
« Reply #33 on: April 28, 2008, 04:20:29 PM »
Anyone mentioned the 2 in Dante's peak?

He had a blazer or suburban, and then at the end they had a chevy with a work bed on it.

Also what about the clint eastwood movie, every which way but loose, or any which way you can, I forget which, but the cops had a step side with a roll bar and a tonneua cover.

I think I'm thinking of the right movie lol.
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Re: 73-87's in movies
« Reply #34 on: April 28, 2008, 04:26:34 PM »
Don't forget "Hooper" with Burt Reynolds. Dirvng backwards at freeway speeds in a red swb.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0077696/

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Re: 73-87's in movies
« Reply #35 on: April 28, 2008, 05:54:30 PM »
and Arnold's Blazer that he pushes down the hill in the beginning of Commando.  blue and white 70's blazer i believe.  it didnt run so he pushed it and steered.

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Re: 73-87's in movies
« Reply #36 on: April 28, 2008, 05:56:36 PM »
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Re: 73-87's in movies
« Reply #37 on: April 29, 2008, 10:13:52 AM »
Also in the movie Earthquake with Charleston Heston he drove a 72 to 75 blazer and the 77 c10 in the movie the hitcher 
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Re: 73-87's in movies
« Reply #38 on: May 03, 2008, 11:59:11 AM »
in the movie Last Action Hero, i believe arnold drives a blazer or shortbed pickup, cant remember for sure though. its been awhile since i've seen it.
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Re: 73-87's in movies
« Reply #39 on: May 03, 2008, 01:39:11 PM »
In the original Smokey and the bandit there is a scene where the police cars go into a lake. A red 73-76 gmc tow truck is towing the cars out.

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Re: 73-87's in movies
« Reply #40 on: May 03, 2008, 07:34:56 PM »
Anyone notice the Nightmares truck and the Terminator truck look to be the same with a few mods such as grille, lights and tires???
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Re: 73-87's in movies
« Reply #41 on: May 03, 2008, 08:38:58 PM »
Anyone notice the Nightmares truck and the Terminator truck look to be the same with a few mods such as grille, lights and tires???

I did.
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Re: 73-87's in movies
« Reply #42 on: May 08, 2008, 01:18:28 PM »
Yep, the Clint Eastwood (one of my favorite actors) movie was Every Which Way But Loose (Any Which Way You Can was of course the sequel) and that stepside that the off-duty cops were using to track him down ended up getting swamped in a lake. Waste of a nice truck what would have been new at the time since that movie was made in 1978.  Here's a link after it got pulled of the water:
http://www.imcdb.org/vehicle_63885-GMC-Sierra-K-15-1977.html

And as it was going in: http://img73.imageshack.us/my.php?image=gmcsierraclassic1xxxyz0.jpg
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Re: 73-87's in movies
« Reply #43 on: May 08, 2008, 02:49:35 PM »



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Re: 73-87's in movies
« Reply #44 on: May 08, 2008, 06:19:04 PM »
"The Darwin Awards" from 2006
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