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PostPosted: Tue Apr 22, 2008 7:20 pm    Post subject: Things in movies Reply with quote

Just came across this site. Lots of pictures of things in movies. You can also look up other VW''s as well. http://www.imcdb.org/vehicles.php?make=Volkswagen&...assis=onl.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 23, 2008 2:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

There's another posting regarding Things in movies/TV here in the forum somewhere...

The site's not very complete though. It doesn't list "Space Balls" or "Married with Children" (two movies/shows that come to mind...)
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 23, 2008 5:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I know, Spaceball was the first to come to my mind also. But if you check out other VW's also the site is impressive. I jst started clicking numbers and was suprised to find out what type VW's they were. Also if you type in a movie up comes a the main cars from it. I found myself putting in old 70's movies to see cars from my youth.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 31, 2010 1:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I just saw a thing in Smokey and the Bandit 1, you can barely tell, because you can only see the top half of the car.
Also saw one in Silver Streak.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 31, 2010 2:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Woreign wrote:
There's another posting regarding Things in movies/TV here in the forum somewhere...


Some previous posts regarding Things in film/video/TV...

http://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/viewtopic.php?t=145927

http://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/viewtopic.php?t=58768

http://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/viewtopic.php?t=292325

http://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/viewtopic.php?t=114311

http://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/viewtopic.php?t=218980

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Here is a list of Thing in Movies from Thing.org

Captain Corelli's Mandolin, 2 Kübelwagens driven by the Germans Drama/Romance 2001 0238112

Rat Race, Thing Racing Comedy 2001 0250687

10 Things I Hate About You, Red Thing pulls up to party full of kids. Comedy/Romance 1999 0147800

Run Away Bride, Richard Gere in shop with broken 181. Comedy/Romance 1999 0163187

Tea With Mussolini, Cher-WWII Kübelwagens Comedy/Drama 1999 0120857

Jakob The Liar, Robin Williams WWII Kübelwagens Drama 1999 0120716

Six Days and Seven Nights, Orange '74 transport for hotel. Adventure/Romance
1998 0120828

Overnight Delivery, A purple with yellow interior. Takes a dive off a cliff. Comedy/Romance 1998 0117276

Trojan War, Jennifer Love Hewitt Drives an Avocado Thing. Comedy 1997 0120376

LaVita è bella, Italian film German occupation of Italy. Many scenes of Kübelwagens. Comedy/Drama 1997 0118799

Speed 2, Sandra Bullock smashes '73. Featured in July '97 Hot VW's Action/Thriller 1997 0120179

Co-ed Call Girl, Barry Watson drives an orange thing. Drama 1996 0115917

Miami Models, Thing with a black and white checked paint job. Drama 1994
0110504

Dazed and Confused, Things in the background. Comedy 1993 0106677

Surf Ninjas, Yellow Thing Comedy 1993 0108258

The Cover Girl Murders, Thriller 1993 0106619
Hired To Kill Action/Thriller 1991 0102043

A Man Called Sarge, In the midst of WWII Comedy 1990 0100100

Pacific Heights, Melanie Griffith driving yellow 181. Thriller 1990 0100318

The Experts, John Travolta. Comedy 1989 0097314

Indiana Jones #3, German Army chases Dr. Jones in a Kubel Action/Adventure 1989 0097576

Curse 2, The Bite, Horror 1988 0094929

Salsa, Musical 1988 0096030

Tapeheads, Comedy 1988 0096223

Space Balls, Desert speeder. Comedy 1987 0094012

Revenge of the Nerds II, Nerds drive an Orange Thing Comedy 1987 0093857

Million Dollar Mystery, Comedy 1987 0093539

Hot Persuit, John Cusack&Ben Stiller 1987 0093215

A Fine Mess, Ted Dansen and Howie Mandel get chased around in a '73 Yellow 181 Comedy 1986 0091051

My Man Adam, Black and white checked paint. Possibly same as Miami Models Comedy 1985 0089649

Against All Odds, Jeff Bridges drives a Orange '73 Romance 1984 0086859

The Falcon & The Snowman, Sean Penn. Drama 1984 0087231

Max Dugan Returns, Matthew Broderick talks to woman in black/orange 181 Comedy 1983 0085919

Twilight Zone, The Movie, Type 82. Dan Aykroyd. 1983 0086491

Kiss Me Goodbye, Sally Fields-James Caan. 1982 0084210
Demonoid Horror 1981 0082257

Green Ice, Adventure 1981 0082476

Herbie Goes Bananas, Children/Comedy 1980 0080861

The Fog, Jamie Lee Curtis Horror 1980 0080749

Tourist Trap, Horror 1979 0080040

Death Moon, Horror 1978 0077411

Silver Streak, '73 Yellow Thing, Gene Wilder. Action/Comedy 1976 0075223
Herbie Goes to Monte Carlo, Children/Comedy 1977 0076137

Nashville, Yellow Thing in one scene. Drama/Musical 1975 0073440

No Time To Die, Kubelwagen parked outside of an inn for German/Italian Officers in N. Africa. War 1958 0052271

Life Stories, A drunk kid is seen tearing down a dirt road drunk in his Thing. Driver takes his life by a swan dive off a cliff.
2069 A Sex Odyssey Porn

Expose Me, Black and Lowered. Porn

Camilla, It is in the first 15 minutes until they neglected to set the parking brake on a car ferry.

Victory, WW2 movie with many good shots of kubels. Documentary

Television Appearances:
Title Discription Genre Year IMDB Link
The Simpsons Marge's Sisters Patty & Selma drive a Green Thing. Watch for other VW's Comedy 1989-present
0096697
VIP Pam Anderson show a brief part of the the show, and all the ladies piled into a Thing. Action/Comedy 1998-present 0134269
Pirates of Silicon Valley Had a few shots of a Thing. Drama 1999 0168122
Providence Grey Thing pulls up to wedding. Drama 1999 0177991
Moesha A Light Blue '74 Comedy 1996-2001
Married With Children Al Trades a couple of pairs of shoes and a chicken for a perfect restored Orange Thing. Comedy 1987-1997 0092400
Sliders Episode 'Desert Storm' has a dust covered '74. Sci-Fi 1995 0134967
Nowhere Man Drama 1995-1996 0112104
Adam 12 Foot chase scene with an orange '73 in the background Drama 1989-1990 0096528
Knight Rider David Hasselhoff driving a yellow 181 in random episode Thriller 1982 0084218
Hogan's Heros Has an occaisonal kubelwagen show up. Comedy/War 1965-1971 0076137
Combat Kubels in the background. Mentioned Motor Trend March 73 Action/War 1962-1967 0055666

Commercial Appearances:
Country Music Television Tall female model being squished into new yellow 181.

Duracell Battery Battery powered robot family goes to drive thru fast food place in a blue Thing

Levis Mexican teen with crazy legs walks behind Type 181 and many beetles at traffic stop. 2002

Volkswagen All old model VWs morph into the new 2002 models. 2002

Video Appearances:
Title Discription Genre Year All Music Link
Hoku "How Do I Feel" Rock 2000 Hoku
Hanson "MmmBop" driving in bright green 181. Teen Pop 1997 Hanson
Lauren Hill Seen in a VH1 pop-up video.
Pat Benatar Shadows of the Night 80's Rock 1982 Benatar
"Smugglers Blues" Maimi Vices' Smugglers Blues

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PostPosted: Sun May 22, 2011 6:46 pm    Post subject: Yet another Thing sighting in a movie Reply with quote

Before the responses come in that the topic has been done to death, I have looked over previous posts about Things in movies and did not see any mention of this Thing sighting.

It is from the original Bad News Bears movie beginning at the 9:24 mark.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=khzQ8Pi5PQE&feature=related[url][/url]
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PostPosted: Mon May 23, 2011 8:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

50 FIRST DATES, I THINK DREW BARRYMORE DROVE A THING.
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PostPosted: Mon May 23, 2011 9:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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50 FIRST DATES, I THINK DREW BARRYMORE DROVE A THING.


you are correct. a samba member owns it now. there was actually at least 2. he owns both of them

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PostPosted: Sat Jun 04, 2011 11:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

a bunch of clowns drive a thing in the movie Good Burger. Any of you guys??

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also, you can search the movie car database http://www.imcdb.org/
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 05, 2011 6:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

norcalmike wrote:
HOMERTHECLOWN wrote:
50 FIRST DATES, I THINK DREW BARRYMORE DROVE A THING.


you are correct. a samba member owns it now. there was actually at least 2. he owns both of them

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Yep, he does. Complete with "faux" rust Laughing
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 13, 2011 8:52 am    Post subject: Tapeheads Thing For Sale Reply with quote

I just came across this:

"This Thing was the star of the 1989 movie "Tapeheads" featuring two young actors, Tim Robbins and John Cusack. The executive producer was Monkees guitar plarer Michael Nesmith. The car was obtained from a crew member and is in daily driver conditionn The white top used in movie was replced in 2006 with vinyl. The car is a rare survivor, as to the best of my knowledge was the only Thing used in film. Original "Tapeheads" movie poster included. Classic amd unique movie car."

http://www.cars-on-line.com/53308.html
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 17, 2011 5:15 pm    Post subject: You May not Kiss the Bride Reply with quote

This was just filmed here in Hawaii . I guess the props guys like their yellow Things

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 17, 2011 9:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Go to: http://www.romtoc.com/vw-thing-links.html

Check out the link to Thing Movies
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 19, 2011 6:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Burn Notice season 4 episode 4. YELLOW... Laughing
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EDIT: was for sale too. $1,250 Shocked http://www.carster.com/car-pictures/1975/volkswagen/thing/1975-Volkswagen-Thing-140487845249/
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 20, 2011 9:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Burn Notice season 4 episode 4. YELLOW... Laughing
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EDIT: was for sale too. $1,250 Shocked http://www.carster.com/car-pictures/1975/volkswagen/thing/1975-Volkswagen-Thing-140487845249/


I'd buy it if Fiona came with it!!
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 23, 2011 7:27 pm    Post subject: 50 first dates Reply with quote

I think the thing from Spaceballs is the best!

Here is a link to some pictures of the 50 first things.

http://web.me.com/gizmomulan/50_First_Dates_VW_Thing/Welcome.html
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 09, 2015 12:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just to add to a very old thread, just caught The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water with the kids. In the live action sequence at the end, a light green Thing is prominently featured.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 01, 2015 1:00 pm    Post subject: U.S. Flag Thing on S1E1 of Rockford Files 1974 Reply with quote

Just to add another item to an older thread:
I was watching the first episode of Rockford Files from 1974, "Backlash of the Hunter," part 1 on Netflix when at 35:22 a red, white, and blue Thing painted up like the American flag drove by. Lindsey Wagner (later the "Bionic Woman") stars in this episode (and drives a pre-'67 VW bug convertible) and Bill Mumy ("Lost in Space") has a small part as her brother. Very Happy
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 25, 2016 10:49 pm    Post subject: Re: Things in movies Reply with quote

OMG!!! Noticed this last weekend with the kids. Surprised

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 14, 2016 4:26 pm    Post subject: Re: Things in movies Reply with quote

I watched an old Clint Eastwood movie from 1978 Every Which Way but Loose and spotted a clean Thing Cool

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