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I was watching the movie "The Rock" with Nicholas Cage, the one where is a hostage on alcatraz or whatever. Anyway while the Humvee/Ferrari an Escort Gt gets hit and blown up! Its a tan gt without foglights. Anyone else noticed this?
 

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The Humvee/Ferrari chase. Sorry I put this in the suspension category I just dint see it sorry
 

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It looks to be already wrecked (before getting smashed more), and was probably a different color and they just spray painted it tan (since the foglights are also tan) to not draw away from the actual cars. (Notice you never see brightly colored cars on the side of the road)
 

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Stilgar said:
I was watching the movie "The Rock" with Nicholas Cage, the one where is a hostage on alcatraz or whatever. Anyway while the Humvee/Ferrari an Escort Gt gets hit and blown up! Its a tan gt without foglights. Anyone else noticed this?
Yeah I noticed that a year ago, it's a goldish colored GT with rust on the rear fender, they basically rear end it and run it into another car or something and then everything gets blowed up.

Yeah I was pissed when I saw that. heh

After looking at the post above mine, it's a 91-92 GT...damnit.
 

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(I'm really bored and happened to be watching this movie last night, so I already had the DVD in the player)

I also noticed later in the scene they speed past an Escort Wagon and 2 Ford Tauri. (See red arrows)

 

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.. and then they speed carelessly past a Tracer..



James92Scort said:
After looking at the post above mine, it's a 91-92 GT...damnit.
I was pretty pissed about it until I rewound it and realized it was already wrecked up 'n stuff. :)
 

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yeah, they also had an escort shot up in Heat. during the maaaaajor shootout scene after the bank robbery.

that, and i've noticed an excess in ford escorts in most safeauto commercials. one had a family driving a teal wagon, and another had two people talking about car insurance passing by a parked blue 91-92 GT.



but about fords being in movies;
fords are cheap, even when new, so movie producers will buy loads of fords (mostly taurusesesss) to smash up throughout a film.
you can see a lot of fords being smashed in Speed as well..

haha, oh yeah, and in 8mile they had an old 80's escort with all the guys crammed in that thing. it was hillarious to see. it had an ESCORT decal on the side at the bottom of the door.
 

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haha - the guys on SHOforum are psychotic when it comes to finding wrecked SHO's in films.

and yes, there have been taurusessesesss smashed in almost every chase scene i've ever seen. :)
 

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Yeah... there's so many around. After all the Escort /was/ the best selling compact for like... 15 years or something? So there's more of them than just about any other small car on the road. o.o
 

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Never noticed the painted foglights I just thought they were removed i dint think i would get these kinds of responses. As for the tracer wow didnt pay any attention to that! :D
 

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Yes many escorts few are modified I have seen one. A black Gt, my friend's CRX raced it and he got killed and I raced the Crx with my old black gt and got beat so I wonder what he had for mods. Back to the topic about escorts and taursus in movies Toy Story has a few scorts in it too.
 

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Hrm... that's odd. I've never seen a 3000GT get smashed in any movies. I guess some cars just aren't "good enough" to get the honor of getting blown up in the background of exciting chase scenes.

Ahh man... I'm going to hell. heh heh heh
 

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Hrm... that's odd. I've never seen a 3000GT get smashed in any movies. I guess some cars just aren't "good enough" to get the honor of getting blown up in the background of exciting chase scenes.
Mostly because they're
1.) Broken
2.) Too farking heavy to tow to the movie set.
3.) Hard to find since so few people were dumb enough to buy them.
4.) Gay.

You keep being proud of your Mitsubishi, and I'll keep reminding you that they're going out of business and 7 of the heads of their company have been arrested for murder. They're not going out of business and killing people to hide their fuck-ups because they build nice, quality vehicles.

Good luck finding parts in 5 years. :)

[/joke on siragan rant]
 

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HAHAHA, I'm glad someone else noticed, I remember watching that movie this past year at college counting the Escorts ot my friends, I remember this one girl who lives up in San Fran area saying, "Holy crap, those cars are Escorts? I love those cars!" And I just sat there chuckling until that tan one got nailed, that made me cry... I made my friend rewind it so I could try to see if it was a GT or an LX.
 

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Man, if the EGT was a RWD car... dude, it would be like the most perfect car ever. Take out all the weight, turbocharge it... too bad that the only lightweight 4-cyl rwd car out there is the miata, which is way overpriced and a total barbie car. Then there's the MR2, which is also overpriced. The thing that makes the egt so much fun is that they're everywhere, easy to find parts for, and if it breaks, you just get another one.

And tito's right. I'm gay and stupid.
 

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tito says your gay in hopes that you'll respond to him and be gay w/ him. Thats why he fights w/ alll the guys on this forum. Just like a girl fights w/ her b/f. Because she wants to feel right and then get straight to the make up.
 
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