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    Question 240Z in movies

    Anyone know of any movies (big screen) that has used the Z 240 or other?
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    i saw one in top gun...the part when that chick that tom cruise likes takes off and drives through the city with her old porsche like a nut and tom cruise is following her, there was a 240Z driving by when they stopped

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    there is one in booge nights. its red and pretty neat

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    If you watch old re-runs of "CHiPs" you sometimes see the Z.

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    You see a small glimpse of a 280ZX in "The Postman" with Kevin Costner; near the beginning when he's in the service station.
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    I thought I saw a 240 in the shorts for Vanilla Sky.

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    Thought I saw one in a crash scene in "All saints" (Australian soapie) last night... Turned out to be just a 240K thank goodness!
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    Thier's a blue z32 in "Friday" Its parked on the curb i think when their going to get into smokies pinto.

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    The Bionic Woman drove a silver 280Z.

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    Default Capricorn One

    A 240z features very prominately in the movie Capricorn One, about How the USA faked a mission to Mars, and planned to kill the astronaults and say they got killed during re-entry to Earths atmosphere. Based on the conspiracy theory about man never really landing on the moon.

    It's stars Elliot Gould, and at the end of the movie he's rushing around in a 240z. (might be a 260 or a 280, but its the 240z shape, not a 2+2)

    Inner space, features a wicked mustang, but in the background of one fo the scenes you see a 240z going by.

    and I saw an episode of sliders, and I'm pretty sure they blew up a dastun roadster. Bad people, that they are.

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    Post 240Z and T &A

    In the movie Bring it On one gets washed in a fund raiser. Bit part but for you younger guys lots of good T&A
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    I think there is a 280 in a movie called something summer or summer something. It's about a highschool kid that makes a hot rod corvette in shop class I think it was gold. And it gets stolen. So he goes on and adventure to find his car in Las Vegas where someone saw it. But it ends up being a hot rod 280z. Still can't remember the name of the movie.
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    I think there is a 280 in a movie called something summer or summer something. It's about a highschool kid that makes a hot rod corvette in shop class I think it was gold. And it gets stolen. So he goes on and adventure to find his car in Las Vegas where someone saw it. But it ends up being a hot rod 280z. Still can't remember the name of the movie.
    "Corvette Summer" I believe. Starring Mark Hamil (sp) AKA "Luke Skywalker."

    P.S. That was one of the ugliest Corvettes I've ever seen.

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    I think I saw one in AUSTIN POWER #2, or maybe it was a Toyota 2000.....
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    I remeber seeing a white 240Z in that old TV show, The Rockford Files...... I can't remeber which episode it was though....I can't believe I even remebered that much!!!!!

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    In Speed Starring Keanu Reaves and Sandra Bullock there's 2 Z's a 240z and a 280zx.

    The 240z is seen around the start of the movie when there's lots of highway action and keanu first get's on the bus. The 280zx is on a tow truck and the bus actually knocks it off and over the truck and it smashes hard on the ground shame really as it was in good condition and would have bent the chassis like a banana.

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    Default 240z in movies

    the home and gardens channel has a design show called Design for the Sexes.The designer drives a bright yellow 240z they show him driving up to the house sometimes in it .Also the car in vanilla sky was a Z ferrari conversion a McBernie Coach Car.the ferrari body kit that goes on a 240.As Im sure you all know that car.

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    I forget which Corey, and which flick.. i think it was "License to Drive" - Corey Feldmans(?) "mum" drove a 240.. A sweet silver one and his Dad says "Are you still driving this japanese piece of crap?" and then she realises she left the iron on and absolutely fangs all the way home! Thats all I can remember, but its stuck in my mind since I was a kid!!

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    I saw one in "Commando" with Arnold. It's the scene where that yellow Porche drives into the Galleria mall parking lot. When he gets it parked there is a red 240 that drives by.

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    In Robert Altman's 'Short Cuts' there is a 280ZX parked at the liquor store where the four losers go for beer where after the girls get the photos mixed up with the guy who knows they murdered the girl before they go to the park and murder the girl. Whew! Damn Altman films....

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    Default Local slang alert !!!

    ......... and then she realises she left the iron on and absolutely fangs all the way home!.......
    Ok you got to help out this yank! What does "fangs" mean?

    I find local slang fun. Once my annt from the UK was visiting and my wife and I were loading a trunk in pick-up and she asked if we needed any help us "humping the trunk" after we stopped laughing we told here what it ment in the USA.
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    Fangs:
    In other words, they person drove it hard and fast all the way home.
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    I remember the 280ZX in Fast Times at Ridgemont High. The sleazy electronics salesman who takes Jennifer Jason Leigh out for a "date". It's that copper color if I recall it correctly.
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    Talking U2 Vid Clip

    I forget which Song it is but it's definately a U2 one. Bono actually rolls over the top of a black pearl 280z in vegas.

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    Talking U2 Again

    The Video Clip is of "Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For"
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    280zx 2 seater in the Madonna video for the song Borderline.
    She gets spraypaint on it.
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    Has no one mentioned the Z shown in the opening clips of the Fox8 show Maximum Exposure?

    I pretty sure it is a 240z but it is hard to tell because you only see an orange Z briefly as it spins off a race track and slams into a concrete barrier backwards.
    Oh well, at least it died a warriors death!

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    Seen Z's in a number of films;

    In Rocky 3 or 4 can't remember, Adrian has a Z31;
    There's a Jackie Chan movie where there is a fight scene in an alley way with a group of bikers. There is a 240 or 260 that is ridden over by a trail bike;
    Think it was an Usher music clip where he dances beside (or ontop) of a white 240z.

    My Z was in a music video (never got released though! bummer.)

    My Z was also on the local news.....first ever case of pedestrian road rage in melbourne........to cut a long story short, I was with two friends on the way to the beach, some pedistrians were intoxicated and being troublemakers (there was about 8 or so)....... threw a bottle at the car.......fists flew (from 8, we dropped the numbers to 2-3)......one of the pr*cks had a gun and decided to shoot my friend.......had a gun pulled on me....... they fled the scene, called an ambulance for my friend (who is ok)...... Police, ambulance and news reporters came, saw the Z on the news that night........

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    Wow. Thats some story. What Band was it that made the music vid? Just a local Melbourne band?
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    You guys are forgetting one of the coolest TV Zs of all time!!!

    PROWL the transformer!! he rocked hard! was a 280zx!





    rock on prowl!

    there's also the old TV series wangan midnight.. i've seen some short clips and its awesome.. and features a Z

    there is a modern day manga based on wangan midnight as well.. pity i cant read japanese

    and also a PS2 game based on wangan midnight.. i highly suggesting watching the trailer to it! (i think you can get it on gamespot) as its DAMN AWESOME!

    oh and im pretty sure there's a Z in Junior (with arnie in it)

    its parked outside the hospital or lab or something.. cant remember.. but yeah.. there's one in there! hehe
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    Originally posted by aRCH-Z


    and also a PS2 game based on wangan midnight.. i highly suggesting watching the trailer to it! (i think you can get it on gamespot) as its DAMN AWESOME!
    Yeah thats the one i was talking about.
    Doesn't seem to be at the Genki website anymore (they made the game).

    http://www.genki.co.jp/games/midnight/index.html

    I cant read Japanese. Alan! see if theres a link to the trailer.

    Maybe we could get permission to put it up here for download.
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    Default Found it

    Found it:

    http://stream.zdnet.co.jp/gamespot/m...ght/wangan.mpg


    11.9 Mb

    Worth saving. Catchy song.
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    Talking Z Cars and Movies.

    Well I finally saw CrackerJack. Two things got me about the film 1 was the fact that the 2+2 was driven by Mick Maloy and the other was the apartment they used.
    It's located in Collingwood and believe it or not I actually did some work on the place with my uncle who's a construction company owner. We erected (yes funny word) the wall that would subdivide the place. You see it was a factory at one stage converted to a house converted into 2 places. The place where we were working from was the one they used in the movie looked a bit different as the furniture was all dolled up but it was actually filmed inside and outside the place.

    By the way the 260z is heavily featured in the movie as he operates a dodgy car parking scheme.

    The new movie Bruce Almighty has a 280z 2+2 I believe in it and I'm suer someone has mentioned it in this thread but thought I'd say again in case I was wrong.

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    If anyone in Oz stays up for late night rage, they might have caught the latest clip from Audiobully which features a dark blue Z (either a 240 or 260?) in the very beginning.
    There is a big front on shot of it's foglamps as the band piles out to play some junkyard golf.
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    Default RE: Z in Corvette Summer

    That was a great scene when Mark Hammel(SP?) comes running in looking for his Vette and sees the Z spinning on the display. Both the Corvette and the Z look so cheezzzy in that super metalic "Candy Apple" paint! I wonder what ever happened to that Z. I figure it is sitting on a back lot at the move studio someplace.
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    jim carrey's car in his new movie "bruce almighty" is a Z. 280Z. woot woot. tink its a 280Z, pretty sure it is. yup yup. werd. seen?
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    Jim Carey in Bruce almighty drives a 280z or maybe a 260z. He wrecks it and then turns it into a Mclaren F1. Life and the poor choices we make.

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    its a 2+2 and they ruin it.
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    You watched the whole thing. That movie sucked.

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    i kind of liked it
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    Originally posted by turbo240
    i kind of liked it
    Same here. Jim Carrey can either be very good or very bad. In this one, I think he was pretty good.
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    Default ever watch LAPD ?

    ever watch LAPD on TV ?

    it seems that every episode I watch, there's always a Z (usually a ZX, and usually on blocks, or in some other state of sad repair) in the neighborhoods where gang bangers and pot heads are always getting shot or arrested.

    next time the show is on, just watch. I almost GUARANTEE you will see a Z of some sort.


    I also saw an episode of Knight Rider recently where the opening sequence was a guy in an S30 (either 240 or 280, couldn't tell) getting run off a cliff.
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    Jim Carey in Bruce almighty drives a 280z or maybe a 260z. He wrecks it and then turns it into a Mclaren F1.
    WTF... no he drives an 280Z and it turns into an SALEEN S7... big differences there....

    Saleen S7's are $391,000 cars which hit 0-60 MPH in 3.3 seconds a tenth of a second faster than the $1,000,000 McLaren F1, and man they look soo different.

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    wtf? 0-60 in 3.3? that's it? you'd think it'd be faster. weak!!! why don't you take a look at the caterham 7 superlight, R500.

    naturally aspirated, 1.8L, 230bhp, 0-60?
    3.4 sec!!!

    yeah, the saleen's faster, by a tenth. but damn, you can get more than like ten caterham 7's for the price of one saleen S7. the caterham 7 defies convention. its based on the lotus 7. and yeah, all motor. w0w0w0w, i want one. and a lotus elise. w0w0w. and a VQ35 240Z. w0w0w
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    oh yeah, and the bruce almighty movie wasn't that good. but it was much better than any adam sandler movie!!! hah!
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    In "Tommy Boy" a 280zx pulls out of the motel parking lot where they're staying, and in the movie "Cammando" thers a really nice 280z in the parking garage of the mall. Many others...I've seen the one in "Top Gun" and "Bring It On" as well. Oh in "Ocean's 11" (the new one) when George Clooney and Matt Daymon are sitting at the table in the bar in Chicago, an orange ar goes by through the window that looks like a z. Also in "Back To The Future" theres a red 280z parked in front of the gymnastics building while Michael J. Fox gets pulled on his skateboard behind a truck. I know there are more, i just haven't found them yet.

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    In "Fast Times at Ridgemont High", Brad's sister Stacy goes on a date to"The Point" with a stereo salesman who drives a 280ZX.
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    My point exactly.....the ZX was a 300ZX in the "Ridgemont High" movie. Maroon color, I think. The scene is at night, but damn if it wasent sweet looking. Window vents and all.....
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    What about that movie "One on One" with Robbie Benson. He gets a brand new 280Z, drives it to California, and lets it overheat. A scene shows steam pouring out of the engine compartment with the Robbie Benson character wondering what to do.

    I wonder if the movie producers really drained some of the coolant, and forced the car to overheat? Probably warping the head.

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    Originally posted by 240Zdragon72
    My point exactly.....the ZX was a 300ZX in the "Ridgemont High" movie. Maroon color, I think. The scene is at night, but damn if it wasent sweet looking. Window vents and all.....
    Well now, if you will remember, the Fast Times at Ridgemont High movie was released to Theaters in 1982 which means it was probably filmed in 1981 or very early 1982.

    The last time I checked, the 300ZX didn't come out until 1984. I rest my case.

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    Ridgemont high:
    It was a 280zx. and they were listening to led zepplin.

    theres a 300zx blind date? with bruce willis.

    Theres a 240/260/280z in inner space, when martin short is out the back of the, wherever, and is about to hop in the shelby mustang convertalble. you see one in the background around this scene.


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    Kind of off the subject, but Jones Soda Company bottle labels use customer pictures and they had a short run of a lemonade that had the rear pillar vent of a 72-73 240

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    ok
    Fast times at ridemont high: Metallic Brown 280zx with tan interior listening to led zeppelin "Kashmir"

    Vanilla Sky: Black ferrari gto converted 240z

    wanagan midnight: beautiful blue z

    Blind Date: White 300zx turbo, bruce drives it
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    Allright, Try this one........


    1991 John Candy Movie: Delirious

    In this movie John Candy's character wins a Ferrari in an auction, but it really a 240z ferrari GTO conversion! They even show it being driven! Anybody else remember that?

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    Originally posted by 240Zdragon72
    I stand corrected about the 300/280 mistake.
    An easy error to make as it was't on the screen for very long, and as you stated it was a night scene.


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    St Elmos Fire...Silver 240 in front of the bar
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    Ok there is a 240z in a James Bond movie at the start on the beach cant remember the name though..

    There is talk off a ZX-R or ZX Turbo in the bar in the Movie Rocky 3

    There is a ass end off a 300zx Z31 or 280zx 2+2 in the movie Ghosts a ghost comes out the exhaust
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    Was just watching my Tivo'd '9 1/2 Weeks'. In the opening scene, a 280zx is seen driving behind Kim Basinger.
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    OK, not in a film as such but I did see some TV footage a few years back showing someone stealing a tank from the US army and driving it around squashing cars and things. There was a shot of a z (can't tell which) which had been squashed from front to rear. It looked about 2 feet high !!!!


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    There's a Black or Dark Blue 280ZX in 'Dude, Where's my Car?" parked on the curbside as they walk across the street.

    There's also a Gold/Bronze 240 or 260Z in 'Lethal Weapon' driving past in the background view out of the cop car window, (near the start of the film) first you see a MkII Supra then that goes out of view and the Z pops up.
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    Saw a tv ad tonight for Bundaberg Ginger Beer, anyway there's a Black 240z in it, but the people in the ad were in a triumph herald. Cartoony, kinda south park style animation.
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    There's a nice clean 300ZX Z32 in the new Kill Bill vol I movie!

    was hoping it'd have a drag with the bike.. but no.. hehe
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    Talking 300zx

    Anyone mention the 300zx Z31 in rocky 3 or 4 the one where he fights the Russian that kills his friend in the ring.
    I think it's rocky's wife's car .

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    Another one in Oz, Blown red 280zx with "BADWOG" plates. Can be found in "Pizza, The Movie".
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    There's a 240z/260z side on, parked in Austin Powers Goldmember. Real nice clean one. A little off the subject but has anyone seen (maybe only in Australia) a pic of a modified crashed 240z rally car on a pair of "ECKO" jeans? I thought it was funny coz i told the "cool" people at school that there was a DATSUN on the same brand jeans they wore and didnt belive me. (they think all datsuns are old granny drivin bombs, how ignorant!)

    This is the pic of the crashed 240z. Its just got "ECKO" logos where the numbers are.
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    I want some of those JEANS!!!

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    me too! do they still sell them?? but why have a crashed one! hehe..

    I also thought there was a Z in one of the other austin powers movies during one of the dance scenes, hehe.. think it might've been the first austin powers.. but yeah.. I think it's actually an E-type..
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    I thought same thing Will I think it's also an E-Type I have all 3 on DVD so if someone can point out exactly where I'll have a look .

    I like the Jeans with the crashed Datto I want a set .
    Funny how so many Australian's have a stigma against the old Datto's????

    Funnier still is the fuss they kicked up at Bathurst when the Skyline GTR's won.

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    haha, even better was the next year when they heavily disadvantaged the GTR but it still killed em.. haha..

    so are these jeans still out there? or was this from awhile back?? i want some bad! crashed or not! hehe

    and yeah.. i've had many people give me a weird face when i explain that i drive 'an old datto'

    mind u once they see it they change their tune
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    well i saw the jeans in about July this year. I might try to find them again and buy them this time!!! They were on the discount table in a small West Aussie clothing shop called "Go West" so who knows?

    The 240z/e-type in Austin Powers 3 is on the street at night neer when that godzilla thing takes off... i think. something like that, you only see a glise of it though.
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    Red face Dunno

    I watched the scene a couple of times couldn't really see it I know there was an extended version of it in the deleted scenes but couldn't find that either oh well.

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    Originally posted by Rusty1
    Another one in Oz, Blown red 280zx with "BADWOG" plates. Can be found in "Pizza, The Movie".
    Thats fully sick m8

    but id you look closely all the shots are taken outside of the car are the 280zx all shots taken inside are of a KINGSWOOD grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr tight ass's

    On the DVD you get to see that car do two burnouts
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    I think the inside shots are a fairlane or something like that because there wasn't enough room for them to do what they needed with it as it was only a 2 seater ZX.

    I think one of the guys also owned a 2+2 that was used in the series.

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    Default Just saw another one...

    In the new Terminater 3 Movie. When John Conner is outside of the pet hospital just before he brakes in. It looks like a black or dark blue 240 or a 280. Not sure but check it out for yourselfes.
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    Cool Speaking of Arnie

    There was a rerun of Commando on last night. As the bad guy parks his Yellow 911 in the car park a early Zed car cruises by.

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    Default O.K. so it wasn't a Zed

    Hey there HKSZ,

    You mention Big Arnies "Commando".

    After the car chase, Arnie "drops" the baddie, strolls over to the yellow porche which is lying on it's side, flips it back onto it's wheels, starts it up and drives off. O.K. so far.

    Now the poor yellow thing has suffered rather badly from Arnie's attentions and is pretty well stove in on all panels.

    BUT !!!!!

    Now, you have to be quick, but when the car is shown being driven away, THERE ISN'T A SINGLE BINGLE ON IT !!!!!!!!

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    , Rick, bit of an Arnie fan?


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    Same thing in the movie the big hit,
    With Mark Whalberg when he drives his yellow think it was a pontiac firebird.
    He busts out of his garage with it and then some time during the chase the car get's beat up as hell but in the next scene it's brand new.

    Obviously the order of the shots. .

    I think if i get time one day I'll try compile a list of Z car in movies.

    I'm frustrated though I saw a Z in a movie once a 280z with those peanut racing rims and it was going through a drive through somewhere but can't remember the name of the movie but I do remember hearing that Z engine .

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    of the T.V. show. AHA !!!!! I just did !!!!

    Hey there Gav,

    Remember the Dukes of Hazard ????????

    A couple of septic backwoods country boys who seemed to spend most of their time racing their orange beast all over the countryside.

    I recall reading somewhere that they had half a dozen or so copies of the car so that when one got dinged they simply substituted another.

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    Default Lachlan wrote

    ,Rick, bit of an Arnie fan?

    Yes, Lachlan, I sure am.

    Did you see him in the movie Predator ????????

    AHHHHHHHH, now that brought back some memories.

    In that movie, Big Arnie reminded me of ME when I was a young bloke.

    You believe me,-----Don't you ??????????????

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    Default Re: Can't think of the name

    Originally posted by 1 Bravo 6

    Remember the Dukes of Hazard ????????

    A couple of septic backwoods country boys who seemed to spend most of their time racing their orange beast all over the countryside.

    I recall reading somewhere that they had half a dozen or so copies of the car so that when one got dinged they simply substituted another.

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    Nowadays from what I hear, they're running low on the Dodge Charger all due to people making replicas of the ol' orange beast.

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    I heard that in total over all the series of Dukes of Hazzard they wrecked some 200-300 Dodge chargers.

    Criminal if correct



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    Does anyone remember the movie "The Warriors". I think it came out in 1979. Well, when the Warriors are trying to get back to Coney Island, they have to go through some "turf" thats home to a gang called the Orphans. Before they fight the Orphans, it shows a few of the Warriors leaning up against a rotted out Z.

    I've seen that movie a hundred times and that's the first time I've noticed it.
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    might have already been noted a few pages back, but in Jackie Chan's Rumble in the Bronx, in the motorbike race scene in the night where 2 people race bikes over a row of cars, the first car which the right hand rider uses to get up on is a green 240 or 260. She rides right up the bonnet and over the windscreen
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    New Ones!

    240Z BLue... in "THAT 70'S SHOW!"

    240Z Rally in "Car and Driver Television" on SpikeTV (TNN) when they introduce the Car and Driver Classics... they have a 4-split screen video.. and the bottom left corner has a 240Z rally "edition" flying by with the Kenya Africa Rally Safari thing

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    Cool "Downshift to Danger" Zs on TV

    Rather than start a new post on Z's in Television, I figured I resurect this one. Couldn't find this by doing a search, so I thought I'd mention that a red 240Z is one of the featured cars in an old McMillan & Wife from the 1970s. It is not a Series I car, so must be 1971 or later. However, I missed the first half of the show, but somehow when I saw the plot involved a car rally I remembered that a 240Z was in it. Can't believe the plot came flooding back considering the last time I saw that episode I was in junior high school in 1974. I tuned in just in time to see the car drive off the road and into a lake. The driver was trying to kill his wife and cover the crime by making it seem like someone was trying to use trickery to win the rally and the car collection. The car was red with a white 240Z sticker along the bottom of the door, etc. Other cars included Jag E-Type, Mercedes SL, MGTD (driven by Rock Hudson and TV wife Susan St. James). Got to love those old 1970s shows. Mystery Movies were some of my favorites w/ Columbo, McMillan & Wife, McCloud, etc. It was on the Hallmark Channel, I'll have to see if I can catch it from the beginning next time.

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    Ahhh yes I meant to post here that in Herbie Goes to Monte Carlo there is a racing Z in some scenes you don't really get to see it race but you do get to see it a few times. Looks good too

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    Funny, when I'm watching a movie or TV show from the 70's, I find myself loosing track of the show just to spot a Z car. I yell for my husband, "Scott come here, I just saw a Z". Then we sit there for the next hour or so trying to see the Z again.

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    That's not uncommon when my friends and I watch old skool movies like that we often try to spot interesting cars. Often you can see a Z somewhere

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    yeah i remember jumpin up and down when i saw the z in that 70's show, it was the one where they went to the drive in. and that reminds my, there was a blue z in an episode of the coolest show ever, SEINFELD! it was only for a second though. it was parked infront of a house somwhere in the suburbs when jerry, elaine and george went to a party.

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    Thumbs up Z in "Herbie goes to Monte Carlo"

    Hi everyone,

    Gavin mentioned that there was a Z in "Herbie goes to Monte Carlo" and last night I was watching the movie as I have not seen it in years. The Herbie movies were my favorite movies to watch when I was about 5-10yrs old. I was so excited when I saw the Z. I put the movie on pause and here is a picture of it. Besides the Z, there were some pretty serious race cars in that movie. It was not just botched together.

    A few of the cars are listed here:

    2- Lancia Stratos's. The red one had the original wheels and the dark blue one had the works rally wheels.

    Porsche 911 RSR

    Ford Pantera

    Ferrari 365gtb

    Ferrari 365 Daytona

    ...and many more that I missed.

    Does anyone have information on the Z from this movie? Was it a famous race car in the 70's?

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    It's at Laguna Seca, that's for sure, hehe. Sweet.

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    I thought that was Leguna Seca. Thanks for the confirmation!
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    Geez, I'd forgotten how "rustic" Laguna was back in the day. At one time there actually was a "laguna seca" (dry lake) in the middle of the track, or at least most of the time it was "seca". There were times when the mosquito's were quite thick in the in-field.

    Still, I saw some of the greatest racing (IMO) there. Can-Am, IMSA, Trans-AM, Winston-West Stockers, Motorcycles, etc.

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    Just bought Macgyver season 2 on DVD(just came out a few days ago). I also have season 1. I have noticed that in a lot of episodes there will be 240z-280zx just driving by a scene or in the background. Lots of fun to look for them. But then again, Macgyver is just fun to watch!

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    Quote Originally Posted by abas
    OK, not in a film as such but I did see some TV footage a few years back showing someone stealing a tank from the US army and driving it around squashing cars and things. There was a shot of a z (can't tell which) which had been squashed from front to rear. It looked about 2 feet high !!!!


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    i think that that took place here in san diego. it went through navy housing and the freeway and stuff..... i think the z was a 280z driven by this guy that owns a couple over by where it happened. not sure though....
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    As unfortunate as it may be, if you want to vintage race, go Euro....If you want to race for real, stick with the Z!

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    Quote Originally Posted by steveo77
    bruce almighty
    there's a z in that movie!
    Yeah, but not a 240Z.
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    Read the title of this thread. It only mentions 240Z. Where are the examples of 240Z's? 280ZX, 280Z....bah humbug

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