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Old 06-14-2004, 01:24 AM
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makes me cry

Living out in the bonnies away from the temtations of a life of sin in the big cities, high priced meals, bad plays, and concerts loud enough to melt a hearing aid.My wife and I watch a lot of movies on video(don't have a DVD player).So lots of the movies are from the eighties and nineties .

I am sick and tired to the point of tears at how many movies turn beautiful Mercedes into twisted junk. As a 126 fan it plain causes me pain to see one totatled for a five minute scene in a B movie.

I think all MB owners should ban together and demand that movie makers run Lexuses off 900 foot cliffs, squeeze a braces of Jags between semies driven by madmen, and end there films by rolling a Rolls............

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Old 06-14-2004, 08:43 AM
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lots of 240 series volvos get the smash-job for the same reason,
but you are right... maybe an endangered-series act?
Save the 126!
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Old 06-14-2004, 09:33 AM
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See they use them, and then reuse them again!

I wonder why though, figure it would be more difficult to crush a 126.
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Old 06-14-2004, 10:28 AM
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A lot of makes and models get destroyed in the making of movies...for years!

We just happen to be sensitive to the MB logo affixed to particular ones!

When you have a multi-million dollar movie budget, destroying a few W126s in the process is just a ledger entry...like copier paper!

Consider the now cherished Dodge Charger that brandished the "General Lee" logo in the Dukes of Hazzard...I'm sure they destroyed about ten of those for each "car-launching" episode!

But they were fairly common in those days, I read a bit of trivia that indicated that the studio rounded up enough examples to keep the show running for another decade!

And the W126 was prevalent in the early years, so they were easily obtained...
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Old 06-14-2004, 11:02 AM
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Are you referring to "The Limey"? Where

a 126 is rolled down a Beverly Hill?

Excellent movie, btw.

Benzes also creamed in Bond movies On Her Majesty's Secret Service and Goldfinger.

Remember one british flick from the '50s where a new Jaguar saloon is creamed by an airplane.

Still saddened by the '37 Packard that went into the drink in the Bogart / Bacall version of "The Big Sleep".
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They do it for effect. Would anyone care if a Lexus got crushed or run off a cliff. Most people would probably be happy to see that. Do the same thing to a Mercedes and the audience is agasp. Forget about the bad guy that deserved to die inside it, a Mercedes was wrecked and that is the emotion they are trying to elicit from the moviegoers. What good is a movie if it doesn't make you feel anything? Then all movies would be the Fast and the Furious? Can you image if you had watched that movie and they were crashing 300SLs or Mclaren SLRs instead of civics? I agree it would have been a heartwrenching shame and in the case of crashing a 300SL I think it should also be a capital offense, but it would get people pretty emotional.
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Old 06-14-2004, 12:40 PM
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Can you image if you had watched that movie and they were crashing 300SLs or Mclaren SLRs instead of civics? I agree it would have been a heartwrenching shame and in the case of crashing a 300SL I think it should also be a capital offense, but it would get people pretty emotional.
I still remember the first time I saw the "Ferris Bueller" movie when the Ferarri screams into reverse and crashes out of the garage window only to plummet several feet below into a ravine!

That one gave me a REAL sick feeling!

Until I read later that a "kit car" version was actually used for the stunt (whew)!
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I used to feel the same way when movie makers always gave "the bad guys" IBM computers and the "good guys" used Apple . . . then I realized that life imitates art . . .

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