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eth727 Tue Nov 03, 2009 11:59 am

Does anyone know any movies with ovals in them?

David Tue Nov 03, 2009 12:26 pm

http://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/viewtopic.php?t=29125

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http://www.imcdb.org/vehicles.php?make=Volkswagen&...Chassis=on

eth727 Wed Nov 04, 2009 1:04 pm

I've seen few movies with bugs and busses but I haven't seen any with ovals in particular.

GB2S Wed Nov 04, 2009 5:17 pm

A movie with a oval was from the mid 60's The Russians Are Coming, The Russians are coming.

sgmalt46 Fri Nov 06, 2009 9:03 am

my oval was used twice . once for a made for tv movie. called the perfect storm. they wanted a shot of the lead character passing an old beetle across the golden gate. it took all day to shoot and only payed $125 .but was fun. and once for another made for tv movie . can't remember the name? they wanted a bunch of old cars parked on the street for a scene.that was back when they shot movies here in san francisco. not much anymore.

MLockwood Mon Apr 12, 2021 8:40 am

There's a shot of my Oval in my best friends movie Spring Forward with Ned Beatty and Liev Schreiber. The movie was filmed over the four seasons and the Fall features me chopping wood in my driveway right next to my 56 European sunroof Oval. So much fun...

Cman Tue Apr 13, 2021 6:31 pm

Check out 'Back Street' from 1961. I spied several ovals in that movie.


2067Bug Wed Apr 14, 2021 12:16 pm

Cman,

Hi - don't forget the 57 Oval featured in the movie Tin Men with Richard Dreyfuss and Danny DeVito. Go to the second link that David posted, and search for Tin Men. It should come up at the end of the list of pictures. I can tell you first hand it is a 57 and not a 56, and still rides like it was new.

finster Fri Apr 16, 2021 2:10 am

blue/grey oval beetle used by the detectives in 'topkapi', filmed in turkey, seen a reasonable length of time

Rome Sat Jun 19, 2021 8:13 pm

2067Bug wrote: Cman,

Hi - don't forget the 57 Oval featured in the movie Tin Men with Richard Dreyfuss and Danny DeVito. Go to the second link that David posted, and search for Tin Men. It should come up at the end of the list of pictures. I can tell you first hand it is a 57 and not a 56, and still rides like it was new. The very same Beetle seen in Tin Men was on display at the June Bug VW meet near Reading, PA on June 6. I spoke with the current owner who had photos of the Beetle at the time it was in the movie. It's been restored very correctly and looks fabulous.

Rome Sat Jun 19, 2021 8:26 pm

Belgian 1956 movie "The Three from the Filling Station" with some musical scenes, about 3 young men who run a small, run-down gas station. They clean it up, and at the end of the movie there's a rush to fill up. It looks like each of the ovals has a color-coordinated sunroof 8) . The gasoline brand "Berolin" is derived from the movie studio name Berolina.



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