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AndrewM Thu Apr 04, 2002 12:44 pm

I was looking back through an old vw trends the other day (sept 2000) and on the first page there was a contest with screen shots from movies with vws making cameos. I forgot to buy the next months vw trends and never found the answers. Here's the ones I know. Anyone know the rest?
1. Vertigo
2. Dirty Harry
3. Goof troop?
4. American Graffiti
5. Easy Rider
6. Willy Wonka
7. ?????????
8. Footloose???
9. James Bond film
10. Carrie?????
11. Forrest Gump
12. Back to the Future
13. Indiana Jones
14. Fast Times at Ridgemont High
15. It's a mad mad mad mad world


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busnerd Thu Apr 04, 2002 11:51 pm

Have you seen Blow?
there is a bus in the movie for a bit, but there is an error in the year of the vehicle. The scene is introduced as 1972, but johnny depp gets out of a 73 or later bus. The movies would be better off to hire people like us to keep from making critical errors such as this one. You might argue that the bus could have been an early '73 and the scene in late '72 but if my memory serves me correctly, the bus did not have a gas door so it would be at earliest a '74.
am I a nerd or what!!

AndrewM Fri Apr 05, 2002 1:29 am

Hey guys thanks for the replys. The more the magazine sat there with me not knowing the answers, the more it drove me nuts. Hey Busnerd, I know what you mean about cars in movies. In a scene in "Stand By Me" you can see a regular beetle and a convertible beetle in rough shape. They both have signal lights on top of the fenders....58 and up right???? Well, they must not have held up to well considering the movie is set in 1959.
Some other movies that have bugs/busses as scenery.....
Friday The 13th
Jackie Brown
Raising Arizona
Predator 2
Truman Show
Blood in Blood out
A couple of Woody Allen Movies
A type 3 fastback getting flipped over in the original(and better) "Gone in 60 Seconds" *1974
And a cool baywindow chase scene in "Delta Force"

Jason King Tue Apr 16, 2002 9:50 am

Anyone see the Standard in the Sheryl Crow video:

rfgates Tue May 07, 2002 10:16 pm

The other day I was watching the movie "All the Presidents Men" about the Watergate breakin with Dustin Hoffman & Robert Redford... towards the end of the movie, Redford is walking in the parking lot in D.C. and I noticed that there was about 14-15 VW's out of 20 or so cars in the lot. Caught my eye anyway.


Campmobile Chris74 Sun Jun 09, 2002 10:09 pm

The Simpsons

The episode where Homer thought his father Abe had passed away. Instead his father was still alive and a new female tenant was moving into Abe's retirement home.

The VW scene come halfway through the show. It shows a VW Thing with Marge's sister and mother in it with Homer standing on the side!

Check it out!

Je-C Sun Aug 22, 2004 9:59 pm

Sorry to bring up old threads... but The Pest... check this out. lol

15 windowdelux Sun Aug 22, 2004 10:24 pm

They were filming an indie movie here in town this summer about a girl in college whose parents die and she has to fend for herself. She was driving a late 60's dark blue bug in the movie. We came across the car one night turning on to the highway with a movie camera mounted to the side of the car. They were shooting some highway scenes for the movie. Its called " Independence" I think. We were driving our VW's that night and stopped and talked to some of the film crew. They kinda freaked when we pulled up and started asking questions about the car. Keep an eye out for it at the sundance film festival.

69calibug Sun Aug 22, 2004 10:58 pm

In "Scream" the girl who gets stuck in the garage door drives a red bug.
Goldie Hawn drives a yellow vert in "foul Play" and a bay window bus in "Wildcats". Molly Ringwold drives a dented Karmann Ghia in "pretty in pink". (I think that was the one) In "Happy Gilmore" Happy gets run over by a white bug and wakes up saying "VOLKSWAGEN!" :lol: Then theres the famous Squareback from "Witness" and the Beetle in "The Shining"

I go nuts when movies are incorrect too. I noticed the Beetles in "Stand by me" years ago, as well as the cars in the junkyard as being way too new. I thought I was the only one who remembered the red Beetle in "Gremlins", it was always plastered in snow and it would never start, and the crazy neighbor would complain about the damn foreign cars :lol:

Naked Sun Aug 22, 2004 11:54 pm

Little Nikita :red early 60's vert bug

Field of Dreams: Splitty bus

Dudes : John Cryer drives a ragtop

I didnt see anyone put "Herbie" movies :P

Anyone remember "Wonder Bug"?

Chances Are : I think its Ryan O'neill drives a really nice 60's Vert bug

Fast Times a Ridgemont High: not sure but i think Specolli and his crew come out of a hot boxed bus on the first day of school

Boys in the Hood: Fat chick vert

Planet of the Apes: towards the end Taylor finds a bug in a cave.

The original Freaky Friday: Jodie Fosters mom had a covertible bug

Mark Evans Mon Aug 23, 2004 5:30 am

Was burnin' some time watchin a flick my wife turned on, the two people walk out of a restaurant past a split rag parked in front of the place!! Don't know the name of it tho!

sed0007 Mon Aug 23, 2004 5:49 am

Can't believe no one has mentioned "Bullitt", with Steve McQueen....during the famous "chase" scene, there is a Beetle, a '66 or later, (movie was made in '69, I think), which shows up repeatedly, either being passed on the left, parked on the street, etc. The funny part, or the part which bothers the detail-freaks, is that the same beetle keeps gettin' in their way, as though it is faster than these two muscle cars, careening around San Francisco at 60-80 mph. Next time you watch the film, you will notice dozens of VW's (and 356 Porsches), including buses, ghias, and Type III's. Actually, the same is true for any tv show or film made on the west coast in the late 60's, early 70's. This was the "hay day" for VW, especially on the west coast.

guenther Mon Aug 23, 2004 7:32 am

Was watching the movie the Hulk yesterday with my son. There is a white and yellow bus about 3/4 of the way through the movie where the hulk is in the city destroying everything.

15 windowdelux Mon Aug 23, 2004 7:39 am

Just rented a DVD last night called "Rolling Kansas" a lame doper marijuana movie. There's a bay window bus in it and also an earlier VW bug. Movies stupid but the cars aren't bad.

crofty Mon Aug 23, 2004 8:53 am

Little man Tate- 21 Window
Patch Adams- Pop-top westy 65 , actually and it's mine!

SouthernYankee Mon Aug 23, 2004 9:01 am

50 First Dates. <-- Yellow thing.

Speed 2. <-- Yellow thing also.

guenther Mon Aug 23, 2004 11:09 am

crofty wrote: Patch Adams- Pop-top westy 65 , actually and it's mine!

No shit, how about that. Pretty cool.

Barter_Builder Mon Aug 23, 2004 1:56 pm

Two old movies I finished seeing recently and said wtf didn't notice that back then?

Officer and a gentlemen blue fasty

Breakin special k drives a vert with somekind of holes in the decklid?

biggene Mon Aug 23, 2004 2:13 pm

Just watched Bad Boys 2 saturday, and during the chase scene with the Haitian druggies, a nice Westy bay window gets creamed, folds the ass completely up under the bus. :cry:

I know not everyone likes late model stuff... but if they keep crashing them up sooner or later were gonna run out of them :shock:

ruckman101 Mon Aug 23, 2004 3:30 pm

I always liked the bug sitting in the cave that fires right up in Woody Allen's "Sleeper" movie.


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