308's In Movies and on TV

Discussion in '308/328' started by Nuvolari, Oct 7, 2004.

  1. Nuvolari

    Nuvolari F1 Veteran
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    We all know Magnum PI but where else has a 308 (not 328; no offense to owners out there) appeared in the movies and on TV. The following is the list I came up with:

    - The movie National Lampoons Vacation with Christy Brinkley driving the red 2 valve injected GTS.

    - The movie Billy Madison where there is a fleeting glimpse of a yellow GTS.

    - The movie Cannonball Run where there is lots of shots of Dean Martin and Sammy Davis Jr dressed as Priests driving a what looks to be a carburetted GTS.

    - The movie Beverly Hills Cop II where a 308 was used in the chase scenes but a 328 was used in the slow scenes.

    That's what I came up with. Anyone else?
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  3. 308GTS

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  4. M.James

    M.James F1 Rookie

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    I recall a similar thread worked its way into the archives once.....the actual list of Ferraris in TV and movies ran several pages long.
  5. M.James

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    BTW, other than the First Season of Magnum P.I. on DVD, I personally recommend you grab a copy of The Hidden, To Live and Die in LA, and Against All Odds.
  6. tbakowsky

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    My personal 308 was used in the movie Narc with Ray Leota.
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  8. maurice70

    maurice70 F1 Rookie

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    I think it was Roger Moore or Tony Curtis in The Persuaders that drove a Dino 246.I think in Rain Man with Tom Cruise there is a gt4.I watched a episode of King of Queens wher they drive a 355 spyder and of course Miami Vice and Ferris buellers day off but Im told that it was a replica.Scent of a woman with a Mondial cab.Vanilla sky where Tom Cruise drives a 250 GTO I think
  9. Nuvolari

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    Lots of over achievers here I see. I'm looking for 308's ONLY in the movies and TV NOT every other Ferrari made.
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  11. Gray Matter

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    At the start of "The Hidden" they destroy a black 308. Good chase scene with a bit of the road warrier mentality. THe movie is ok but the 308 scene is classic.
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  13. pizzadude

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    My 308 is in the movie Mo money VERY briefly.
  14. 308dino

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    In Get Shorty there is a yellow 308 GTS in front of Danny Devito’s house.
  15. F40

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    There is a red GTS is some french show filmed in Montreal.
  16. wise3

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    Ward Orndoff
    a few more:
    in movies:
    Mob Boss
    Masquerade? (don't recall if it was a 308)
    I was a Mail Order Bride (TV Movie)
    Little White Lies (TV Movie)
    Legmen "Take the Credit and Run" episode
    Alf -- gets rich, gives daughter a 308
    Street Hawk
    B. L. Stryker
    Exciting World of Speed and Beauty (Bondurant segment)
    video: Freedom Overspill (Steve Winwood)
    video: Something to Grab For
    Comedy Corner (Take-off on Bugle Boy jeans comm.)
    Kendall oil
    Fashion Tan
  17. doug328

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    The november (#57) issue of FORZA has an article about Ferrari's in movies, haven't read it yet.
  18. 308GTS

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    Dec 27, 2001
    In the epsiode of ALF it is a 328. The show is called Baby You Can Drive My Car.
  19. braincuttermd

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    I'll reconfirm "The Hidden" as one of the best black 308 scenes on film. The guy revs the engine after robbing a bank and from that point on, it's non-stop high speed driving through LA, hanging turns and running over wheelchairs and slamming into station wagons! He even tears through a road block before the car explodes in a fiery death scene.

    There's also a nice Mondial 3.2 cabrio in the movie.
  20. ASFJr

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    Alfonso Faustino
    Roxanne: Starring Steve Martin and Daryl Hannah. Red Ferrari 308 GTS parked in the October Fest Scene of the movie. /s/ Alfonso
  21. John_308qv

    John_308qv Karting

    Apr 9, 2001
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    TO LIVE AND DIE IN LA. William Dafoe drives a black euro 308 with right hand drive. A great scene with the 308 driving away and the sound of beautiful exhaust wailing and echoing off canyon walls.
  22. 400iGuy

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    Sorry, I know the interest in this thread is the 308 but Charlie Babbitt (Tom Cruise) spent the opening 15 minutes of Rain Man in and around a 400i.

    The rest of the movie was spent in a 1949 Buick Roadmaster convertible.
  23. ethans_dad

    ethans_dad Formula Junior

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    You should check out Against All Odds mentioned earlier; there is a really nice car chase between a Nero 308GTS QV and a Guards Red 911SC down W. Sunset Blvd.
  24. M.James

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    The DVD version of Against All Odds contains a 'cut' scene of James Woods tearing through LA traffic in his QV....the race scene with Jeff Bridges up Sunset Blvd. is one of my favorites!
  25. Martin308GTB

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    'Faithful' with Cher and Ryan o' Neal. ( 308 GTS )
  26. bernardo66

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    I believe it was a show called "Jack Carter," which lasted about 6 episodes.
  27. cavallo_nero

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    in a south park episode, they have a 308. and the same 308 can be seen in the new seasons' intro - of course it is an animated 308.
  28. FarmerDave

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