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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 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 07-06-2004, 10:31 AM
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Old 07-06-2004, 11:38 PM
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I think Frasier drove a 5-series.
In the last season or two, he upgraded to a new 7.
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While surfing the other night, I saw that Bernie Mac drives an M3 cab.

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Either John Travolta or Jamie Leigh Curtis Drove a 2002 in "Perfect"(terrible film )
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lethal weapon 2: wasn't it an m5? that list lists both a 635Csi and an M6

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Old 07-08-2004, 07:49 AM
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Saving Silverman the girl had a E36 in Silver...
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Old 07-10-2004, 11:07 AM
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The reporter girl in Zoolander drove a white E30 coupe.
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The Chase

The whole movie was shot in a red E36 325 coupe
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Old 07-11-2004, 11:01 PM
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Alec Baldwin has a red 850Ci...including his famous monologue that goes something like "I drove a BMW to work today...you drove a Hyundai...thats the difference between us..."
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Old 07-12-2004, 12:00 PM
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Spiderman 2 actually had an E36 and E46. You only catch a 2 second glimpse, but that's more than enough.
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Old 07-12-2004, 12:52 PM
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Old 07-12-2004, 02:14 PM
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I find it hard to believe a 7 series made an appearance in a damn Star Wars movie...
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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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