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Old 07-05-2004, 11:12 PM
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BMWs in film/TV

(Not sure if this belongs in off-topic...)

Name some films or shows and what kind of car(s) featured. BMW Films and background vehicles don't count.

The Italian Job - 850?
Bourne Identity - E46 3 sedan (chrome vertical slats?)
Snatch - E28 5er (Sol and Vincent's car late in the movie)
The World Is Not Enough - Z8
Ronin - E34 M5
The Peacemaker - E28 5er
Tomorrow Never Dies - 750iL, some BMW motorcycle
Golden Eye - Z3

The O.C. - the Cohens' 7er, Summer's E46 vert
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Old 07-05-2004, 11:22 PM
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Old 07-05-2004, 11:25 PM
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Taxi has quite a few BMW car chase scenes...

I also think this thread is better suited for the off topic section.
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Old 07-06-2004, 02:01 AM
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I'd like to add...

The Transporter: e38 of some sort (735i? 730i?)

Clueless: e36 'vert

The Game (starting Michael Douglas): e38
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Old 07-06-2004, 02:29 AM
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Here's a link that lists over a hundred Bimmers in movies. It even indexes them by model.
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Old 11-30-2004, 12:03 PM
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Here's a link that lists over a hundred Bimmers in movies. It even indexes them by model.

heh, for the movie PCU they missed the red e30 convertible that the lead trashes because it's the the annoying yuppie's car (more or less).
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Old 02-13-2005, 01:18 AM
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Sideways, really good movie.

E38 in front of Christine's house
2003 540i 6-speed in the driveway
X5 next to it
E38 in the church parking lot
E36 next to it
E38 in front of the church
E39 leaving the church
E46 follows...

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Old 07-12-2004, 10:18 PM
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I'd like to add...

The Transporter: e38 of some sort (735i? 730i?)

Clueless: e36 'vert

The Game (starting Michael Douglas): e38

My middle son just rented "The Transporter" for me; if I recall correctly, it was a 735i.

Oh, it was enough to make a Bimmerphile weep; you see The Transporter (can you say, "The Hire"? ) washing his lovely Bimmer (doubtless with Meguiar's Car Shampoo )- and later the bad guy blows the man's Bimmer up! - oh, that hurt!

I think a Mary J. Blige video (and the only reason I know about this is because I was shopping with a son in a 'hip-hop' clothing store) features a black 745i??????
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Old 07-13-2004, 08:59 AM
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Didn't what's-her-name drive a BMW in "Moonlighting" with Bruce Willis?
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Old 07-13-2004, 07:40 PM
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Didn't what's-her-name drive a BMW in "Moonlighting" with Bruce Willis?
By golly, you're right. It was a 6-series. A metallic beige looking one. Probably a 635.
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Movie Bimmers

In "Harold and Kumar go to White Castle", Harold's yuppie scum co-workers dump a ton of work on poor Harold, and take off in a BMW convertible!!
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RE: Harold and Kumar

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Too funny!!! I've got that DVD from Blockbuster at home right now.... have yet to watch it, but will be on the lookout for that shot. lol.
Funny movie, especially if you party hearty!!
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Old 02-25-2005, 07:15 PM
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In "Harold and Kumar go to White Castle", Harold's yuppie scum co-workers dump a ton of work on poor Harold, and take off in a BMW convertible!!
Yep, a 330Ci w/ZHP.

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I'd like to add...

The Transporter: e38 of some sort (735i? 730i?)

Clueless: e36 'vert

The Game (starting Michael Douglas): e38
Black 740iL..very sharp
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Old 07-06-2004, 05:04 AM
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Gone in 60 Seconds -- e39 (540iA) used by the police to chase Cage's Mustang

The Score -- De Niro drove an e31 (840?).
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Paycheck has a BMW motorcycle of some sort and bunch of bimmers sitting in a dealer lot.

Sorry, don't know my bikes very well
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Old 07-06-2004, 07:28 AM
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A chase scene on a beemer in Tomorrow Nevr Dies, and the infamous 740 in... was that Tomorrow Never Dies, too? They all blur... Angela has a white E36 in American Beauty.
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Old 07-06-2004, 08:23 AM
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In "The Last Run" with George C Scott (great movie, btw, it's from the early 70's) there are some shots with a mounted camera at speed while Scott drives a mountain pass at high speed.

The camera is pointing right at the right rear tire/wheel of the 503 convertible. Here you can see clearly, what positive camber is all about and why it's so potentially deadly.

Also, in these same scenes, there's lots of tire distortion as the slip angles build up.

Fun stuff....

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Old 07-06-2004, 10:30 AM
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Old 07-14-2004, 01:10 PM
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Paycheck has a BMW motorcycle of some sort and bunch of bimmers sitting in a dealer lot.

Sorry, don't know my bikes very well
i think it was an R 1150 R Rockster.

Lost in Translation had an M5 for 1 scene at the end. the things i notice...
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I loved "The Transporter"! The same guy was also in the remake "The Italian Job". He is to die for!!!! His abs alone make me drool.
i read that and I was like.. "uhhh.. dude.. uhhh.???" then i looked at your name and was like.. "ohhh..".. apparently in a pole on like MSN or some newspaper the BMW was rated like the #5 for gay car.. forgot where I saw it..


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The Chase

the whole movie was shot in a red E36 325 coupe
I thought it was a 318? Single tip exhaust.. could be wrong.. i just saw it awhile ago.. charlie sheen right? and he ends up boinking the girl during the chase doesn't he.. while driving??

i guess that's how I'd want to die.... driving my favorite car at high speeds while making love to a gorgeous girl...
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I loved "The Transporter"! The same guy was also in the remake "The Italian Job". He is to die for!!!! His abs alone make me drool.
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i read that and I was like.. "uhhh.. dude.. uhhh.???" then i looked at your name and was like.. "ohhh..".. apparently in a pole on like MSN or some newspaper the BMW was rated like the #5 for gay car.. forgot where I saw it..
So I guess that means that if I feel that way about a guy I'm not allowed to say it? Well, tough cuz I think he's hella sexy too!

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The Mothman Prophecies had a red sedan... It was an older-model one... It's been a while since I saw it, but I think it was a 5er. That movie also had a really nice Audi A8L
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Robin Williams also drove a white E38 7-Series in What Dreams May Come.
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