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Old 01-11-2001, 06:06 PM
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I've just watched the John Frankenheimer movie Ronin on DVD, and was delighted to see Jean Reno and Robert De Niro careering around the south of France in what appears to be a 450SEL 6.9. (The car that prompted Spencer King, then chief engineer of British Leyland, to say, "If there is a way to make something more complicated, the engineers at Daimler-Benz will find it.")

The 'reverse burn-out' shown in the movie when Reno steps on the gas to back out of a parking space is particularly memorable!

I also seem to remember a Merc in the Cannonball movies - which brings me to ask, does anyone know of any other screen gems featuring our favourite marque?

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I don't remember a Mercedes in the Cannonball movies. You may be thinking of "The Gumball Rally"(1976). In that movie there was a goregous black W115 or W116 at the beginning of the movie and then there was the 300SL roadster that was in the race it'self. BTW Ronin was a great movie. Some serious chase scenes with very nice cars, BMW 7 series, Audi A8, and of course that W116. I don't remember for sure, but I think the color of that MB was the same as my car.
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Our company just rented a black 560SEC.Out to paramount for an upcoming Spike Lee movie.Also rented them my dad's Jaguar for the same movie
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Old 01-11-2001, 10:10 PM
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Mercedes have been shown in the James Bond movies more than any other make of car. They are usually driven by the bad guys. Also, Lucy Lui drove a 300SL in Charlie's Angles. What a combination. One hot car and one hot lady.

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Old 01-11-2001, 10:41 PM
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I've just found an interesting page featuring M-100 engined Mercs in the movies, with smokin' stills from Ronin, Lost Highway, Groundhog Day, The Witches of Eastwick, Trading Places, and even "10"!

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http://www.m-100.org/movies/index.html

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I love Mercedes, but you have to admit that the Audi S8 (not an A8) in Ronin was kick-butt! 4.2 liter, twin turbo, all-wheel drive 4 door Audi. I'm not that huge an Audi fan but that car is awesome. Just my thoughts...

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Old 01-12-2001, 12:41 AM
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Try 'Romeo Must die' with Jet Li.

Some C43 action in that one.
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Old 01-12-2001, 02:45 AM
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W140 S500 in the movie "The Peacemaker." Staring George Clooney and Nicohle Kidman. some good stunts.
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Old 01-12-2001, 04:59 AM
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Black 91 or pre 91 s class in that cool chase scene in lethal weapon 4.

Also Didn't they also have a benz come out of the giant shipping container in lethal weapon 2?

How about the benzes in Raiders of the lost ark?

I know there are more hehehe. there will always be more.

Now if only they would make a movie like "No mans land" with benzes. hehehe

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Sophia Loren drives a Signal Red W113 SL in "Arabesque" (political intrique movie from the sixties - she co-stars with Gregory Peck). I really enjoyed the movie (and the car - it's just like my 250SL except for the white hubcaps and left hand drive).
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You're right it was a S8 not an A8, my mistake. There also was a nice W126 in Die Hard 3. Unfortunately it got the #$%! kicked out of it. I absolutely hate seeing nice cars get all smashed up like that. Of course in Mission Impossible 2 they smash up a Porsche Boxster and an Audi TT.
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In 'Die Hard' the bad guys show up at the Nakatashi (or is it Nakatomi...whatever) towers in a silver grey W124! They also carjack an S-class in 'Die hard with a Vengeance' which ends up getting totally wrecked after some wicked driving!
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i believe the BMW 5-series in Ronin was an M5. In the chase through the city streets a Porsche 911 was used as the camera car.

the amusing thing about the Ronin movie is that after all those chases in the supercars, they end up in an econo-hatchback that doesn't crash at all.

in "The Firm", Tom Cruise drives a 124 coupe (or cabrio?)

in a movie featuring Navy Seals (Charlie Sheen, if i remember), they use an old benz that they drive down some stone steps.

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Old 01-12-2001, 01:39 PM
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240D I think in 4 seasons(Alan Alda) that falls through the ice. The new 500Sl in the Rookie w/Clint. Every Miami Vice episode,AMG galore. The Gigilo w/R. Geer. Cannonball run had a 300Sl w/flannel interior with a chevy motor in it. What about that Tales from the Darkside or Creepshow "movie" with that lady in the w126 driving through the woods(Thanks for the ride lady!). I'm stuck for now.
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Check out Goldfinger. When Bond tries to escape from Goldfinger's place in Switzerland he is chased by the bad guys who are all driving 50s 180 "Ponton" bodied sedans (could also have been 190s if they were 1957 model year or newer, but body was the same). One goes into a tree, another off a cliff, and the rest of them don't seem to have any trouble keeping up with the Aston Martin DB5, even with three guys hanging out the windows shooting. Blofelt's men chase Bond in a 200Sb Finback (could also be a 220Seb)in On Her Majesty's Secret Service. There is a pretty cool scene where Bond and Tracy (Dianna Riggs) are being chased in thier T-Bird by the Finback and in an attempt to loose them they drive into a smash up derby. The Benz can turn a lot tighter than the Ford and it is noticable. I just watched it and it was not a smash up derby, it was a stock car race that turned into a smash up derby after Bond showed up. The Finback performs some pretty amazing smash ups and knocks out most of the competition until Bond's car knocks it off the course and it rolls over and explodes. So much Mercedes carnage. Of course the Mercedes have to be destroyed in a pretty spectacular way to get them off Bonds back, where as the Ford just dies on them in the middle of the road.


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