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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

and

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.

Rome Sun Jun 27, 2021 7:38 am

From 2009: GB2S wrote: A movie with a oval was from the mid 60's The Russians Are Coming, The Russians are coming. Here are two shots from my gallery showing the oval rear window. Soviet submarine Lieutenant Yuri Rozanov (Alan Arkin) steals a battered black '57 Beetle outside of the Massachusetts island village. Vacationer Walt Whittaker (Carl Reiner) shoots at Yuri with his shotgun as Yuri charges him. Yuri ducks the shotgun hits in the windshield and drives into a wooden fence. He's not injured. Rear shot of the '57 is from IMCDB for this movie.

von split Thu Jul 15, 2021 12:52 pm

There is a red oval rag top in "The Sterile Cuckoo" of 1969. It was nominated for Academy Awards for Best Actress in a Leading Role (Liza Minnelli) and Best Music, Song (Fred Karlin and Dory Previn for "Come Saturday Morning").

Rome Sat Nov 13, 2021 11:15 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.
Here's a screen shot from the end of the movie where you can clearly see the oval window and bullet front blinker.
The very same Beetle displayed at June Bug VW meet near Reading, Pennsylvania this past June; owner is from Virginia.

2067Bug- were you also at JuneBug?

splitjunkie Sun Nov 14, 2021 7:29 am

There was an oval in another Barry Levinson movie called Diner. Also set and filmed in Baltimore. The movie was set in the end of December 1959.


aa390392 Sun Nov 14, 2021 10:56 am

"Do my fingers smell like fish?"

Great movie HOWL at the moon

Zundfolge1432 Wed Nov 17, 2021 6:17 pm

Yes and hereís a more recent example. Itís from the movie Suburbicon, the movie got low ratings but I liked it because it was really different and I like Juliette Moore.😀





There are other examples in this thread https://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/viewtopic.php?t=29125&start=1900

Spoiler alert the bad guy wrecks the nice oval.

Rome Wed Dec 29, 2021 10:49 pm

Walt Disney movie "That Darn Cat" (1965) linking up a VW Beetle with actor Dean Jones who will make history a few years later in "The Love Bug". In the movie's drive-in scene, Patti (Hayley Mills) lets Dan's Siamese cat out of his Woody wagon and it scurries off. A drive-in attendant tries to catch the cat, which is running away on cars' roofs. The attendant also runs over the roofs, inadvertently breaking his stride by jumping into the open sunroof of an oval-window Beetle.

The car bounces up with its 2 occupants, showing the bullet front blinkers and the larger, old-style Wolfsburg hood crest.

Rome Wed Dec 29, 2021 10:58 pm

This screen shot from the "Goldfinger" James Bond 1964 movie was first posted by finster in 3/2020 in the big "VWs in Films..." thread, though I enhanced it a bit in Photoshop. Bond drives past this oval Beetle while in the Aston Martin DB5, trying to escape Goldfinger's team in the Auric Enterprises plant in Switzerland.

The oval appears to be L331 Horizon Blue, which is a '56 and '57 color. Lack of image sharpness makes it difficult to gauge the height of the taillamps, which seem low like eggs/hearts instead of the snowflake usual height.

toxic56 Thu Dec 30, 2021 5:50 am

Not a movie, but the new (and now cancelled) Netflix series Bebop Cowboy has an oval in episode 1. I didn't watch past the first episode so I don't know if it appeared in others.



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