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Vintage Ferrari's used in Charlie's Angels

Discussion in 'Ferrari Discussion (not model specific)' started by racerking, Nov 13, 2003.

  1. racerking

    racerking Rookie

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    HI ALL,

    I was curious which vintage Ferrari was used in one of the Charlie's Angels movies. I haven't seen the movies myself, so if anyone here has and knows, could you respond to this thread.


    Thanks,
     
  2. WILLIAM H

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    250 California, very nice, had a Maserati also, Yawn
     
  3. dan360

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    Just saw it on a plane from London to Boston - Enzo, 250 Cali (LWB I think) and Maser are all in there.

    Demi Moore as the fallen angel getting into the Enzo and speeding off over a dusty car park (speeded up footage) was quite amusing.

    What my brother would call a "good s**t film".
     
  4. BrentC

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    Was the 250 a real F-car? It almost looked like a kit in some of the scenes. Anyone know?
     
  5. amenasce

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  6. Gilles27

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    If you rent the DVD, there's a bonus piece that goes through all the cars. The director (insert forgotten clever Hollywood name here) is a raging car nut, and insisted on each car being to-the-numbers authentic. I appreciate his passion, but in a movie it's a little unnecessary. When talking about the Enzo, they mentioned that it was the first one on U.S. soil, having been flown over directly from the German (I think) auto show. They spapped on about how Demi Moore was the first person to drive an Enzo in America, which seems to neglect the support guys who got it to the set location. But naturally that doesn't sound as sexy as Moore's ass in a bikini! What cracked me up in the piece was the way they blew a nut over the Maserati. Cool car, but they over did it a tad, seeing the cars it was parked with.
     
  7. tifosi12

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    Sounds like they were trying to make up for their major booboo in the first movie where all three (3!!!) women comfortably sit in the 360. They're slim, granted, but one in the middle is ridiculous. Especially as on the outside shot, there are only two heads visible (tunnel scene).
     
  8. cavallino

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    So beautiful pic ...
     
  9. Stickanddice

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    So that 427 S/C that they destroy is a numbers matching original too?!

    Cheers
     
  10. Tall_Bob

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    Have you seen the budgets associated with these movies? In spite of their considerable size, profits are, too, extreme; especially with films making use of high-profile actresses. I know of at least one producer that makes use of originals (whether it be art, cars, etc) so that once the film is complete, the items can be considered "business expenses" and handled (in a tax manner) accordingly.
     
  11. ForzaFerrari

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    Saw the DVD...and loved the extra's about the cars...and ofcourse especially about the Ferraris...fantastic that they used real ones...and a 250 GT California, my god...who would lent his car for a movie??? :S
    But what that guy was telling was really funny about he was jumping to another guys butt...not to touch his butt (..) but for the mechanic tools he had on his belt...he was scared for scratches on the paint!! And I would have been too!!! :)
    Great DVD extras...but a bit disapointing movie btw
     
  12. wax

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    You mean McG aka Joseph McGinty Nichol A Newporsche Beach, CA-raised Music Video helmer, he's also directing "Hot Wheels", an action/chase movie due in 2005.
     
  13. Artherd

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    Good for him, wish I had a gig that allowed that. <sly smile>

    Best!
    Ben.
     
  14. Mule

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    There was an article in the FCA newsletter about Ferrari product placement. It is on the old board.

    Magnum PI - You want a Ferrari in your show? Go buy one.

    Miami Vice - We don't like you using a replica. Here are two TR's.

    Charlies Angels - Ferrari paid about $9 million for product placement. Probably mostly for the Maseratis, since no one is going to buy an Enzo (who doesn't already have one) or a 250 Cali.
     
  15. zjpj

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    here we go again
     
  16. ryder

    ryder Karting

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    Do you have "Moore" and higher res pix?
     

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