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"PACKARDS IN MOVIES' ROSTER

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For what it is worth: in the movie "the rock" , half hour from start there

appears to come into the scene a dismantled Packard 48/49 in a greyish color.

Can any ony out there confirm ?

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Just watched the movie "Empire of the Sun" a couple of nights ago and a big late 30's Packard Limosine places an important part in the film. It is the model with a divided front window and a chrome strip following this divider from the cowel up onto the roof. A gorgeous car that in the film was owned by the father of the little boy who is the main character. The film is set in Shanghai right as the Japanese are invading and there are many early shots of the car and the boy riding in it. And late in the movie he finds it again where it has been stored by the Japanese.

And Craig in Nevada. After Empire of the sun I watched "Mars Attacks" and the Martians first landed and attacked the U.S. Forces in Pahrump Nevada, so when you're out scouring the desert for old Packards, be careful one could be hiding a Martian just ready to attack you.

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<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body">(snip) And Craig in Nevada. After Empire of the sun I watched "Mars Attacks" and the Martians first landed and attacked the U.S. Forces in Pahrump Nevada, so when you're out scouring the desert for old Packards, be careful one could be hiding a Martian just ready to attack you. </div></div>

Hey tfred: There are more weirdos out here than just Martians. They even have a TV show on the local channel 41 called "Out There TV", which comes on at about 5am a couple times a week...don't ask why I'm up and maybe watching it! Also, Pahrump, NV is known as "Art Bell's hometown." If you don't know who Art Bell is, then you don't listen to late night talk radio about weird stuff. Also "Area 51", which the USAF denies exists is right over the mountains to the east. There are sometimes weird colored, moving lights to the east, but hey, they're just lights, right?

On the other hand, Pahrump is very much a "car" town. Lots of older cars (no running Packards, except for mine) and plenty of car enthusiasts. Pahrump only has two stop lights, but the Nye County Sheriff office is at one of them, so you don't want to be speeding anywhere near there. However, the biggest crime reported on the local TV was shoplifting and some minor vandalism. That's a lot better than Las Vegas, where there's a murder about every two days.

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Another one just came accross. "Accidents will Happen". Saw a bit of it his morning on TCM. It stars our former president Ronald Reagan and a late 20's roadster. Only saw the quick drive by, maybe I can catch the whole thng sometime.

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Just saw a rerun last night of Paper Moon, a great movie. Since seeing originally, I had forgotten most of it but there are a lot of old cars mainly model A Fords also a 36 Ford 4 door convertible sedan. The local police have what looks like a 33 Packard Eight sedan, solid wheels (not spoke) and they chase the 36 Ford all over dirt roads. They do not baby those cars! At one point they slide the Packard in a hand brake U-turn and if it tipped any more it'd likely go over. No stunt double available there. It makes you nostalgic for the old days of simpler cars and simpler driving.

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Just watching a bit of "The Mummy Returns" until the Barrett Jackson auction comes on. A terrible movie, but the villains are driving a matched pair of '33 (?) silver Packard limosines, so the car chases are lots of fun. Really great cars.

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And there is another old mexican movie, dating from the 50's called "La sombra del Caudillo". I have never been able to see the movie, but I saw a picture out of it that shows a 1934 V12 town car (a car I have been after for quite some time).

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In Portugal last month I saw "Bullit" on a British TV station. In one scene when Steve McQueen is walking across a street to his apartment there is what looks to be a 38-39 junior Packard grille and hood with a cormorant ornament showing on the left side of the screen. Don't recall thinking much about that in 1969 when I saw the movie for the first time! The big Packard in Empire of the Sun is a, I think, 1938 Super Eight not a 12 but I may be wrong. I recall seeing a photo of it recently in a Packard Club publication identified as a Super Eight.

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Gone in Sixty Seconds was on cable over the weekend with Nicolas Cage & Angelina Jolie (huba-huba). Throughout the garage scenes in the film, a 48-50 Packard needing restoration is used as a back-drop.

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in the " godfather 2 " , there is a flash forward scene of a parking lot.In it there a Packard 48-50 and a 53 standing together.This scene is at the beginning of the movie.

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Calm down, This thread is Packards in the movies, not Bimbos in the movies.

I saw that film and never picked up on the background, but I saw that movie before I started the roster. I am more attentive to the background now. Missed the one on the godfather other than the limo in the first one.

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Al.......I know we are having fun here , so CHEERS! I'm lifting one for you! Yes, after the week from hell at work, I'm half-way into a picther of Emril's Magarita's (with Jose Cuervo tequila) and enjoying an absolutly beautiful Tucson Arizona summer evening around the pool & computer.

So in support of Angelina Jolie, Pamela Anderson and her Serius Satelite Radio commericials, and other bombshells too numerous to list that appear in film or TV, long live the 'hot-ladies' that love to be around the cars we men enjoy! CHEERS!

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Dagmar Rules!!!!!

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KevinAZ: That was definitely a marguerita-induced posting! Enjoy, guy!

BTW, Angelina Jolie is one of my favorites too. Coincidently, one of her early movies, "Gia", with lots of skin is playing right now on HBO-S. Sad story, but great eye candy.

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What really gets my goat is when they put these deformed women all over the cover and inside of my car books.

he he he he he

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I just watched "Arrow" on TRUE channel (DirecTV). In the scene near the beginning of the 2nd episode (1.6 of 3 hrs) on the Arrow's maiden flight is a nice nose-on shot of a 1955 Clipper.

For those of you not familar with this aircraft, see:

Avro Arrow

or do a Google search for it. Pretty amazing.

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"The Arrow", is a docu-drama mini-series by the Canadian Broadcast Corporation (CBC) and the Film board of Canada. It stars Dan Ackroyd (in a non-comedic role) and Kate Bosworth.

By 1958, the A.V. Roe (Avro Aircraft) company of Canada built six prototypes of the CF-105 "Arrow", the last of which was capable of mach 2.5 at 85K-ft!!! The story is a sad one, of brilliant technical work overcome by politics, culminating with the cancelling of the project a few weeks before a record-setting flight by #6 and then the firing of all 14,000 employees and the TOTAL destruction of all airframes, blueprints, engineering components, etc. as ordered by the Prime Minister and carried out by the RCAF. It was a situation analagous to Jack Northrop's B-49, Preston Tucker's "Torpedo" and somewhat like John Delorean's car built in N.Ireland.

The "Arrow" is a beautiful delta-wing airplane which looks more like the ill-fated North American F-108 "Rapier" mach 3 escort fighter than the Convair F-102/F-106 and to a lesser degree (no delta wing) North American's A3-J/A5-B Vigilante. Apparently, the "Arrows" air-inlet design was ripped off for use on the McDonnel F4-B "Phantom" and it's area-rule ("coke bottle" shape) fuselage was ripped off to fix the malperformance of the F-102 when it evolved into the F-106. Lots of interesting stuff in this story!

This is a movie well worth seeing, but the current DirecTV listings don't show another showing in the near future. I recorded it on my TiVo and viewed it later because it was on from 4AM-7AM PDT.

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Don't forget the Godfather movie with the 1954 Patrician or Limo. Look closely at the Banachek shows, he had two different Darrins. And we cannot forget a drunk Arthur driving the pre war Packard conv.

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Packard1: I already had the 1st 2 you mentioned but i don't think I had Arthur, that was the one wth Dudley Moore??????

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They have taped serveal episodes of Junk Yard wars at Memory Lane in Sunland, CA. They place has nothing but old & muscle cars. But no '54 stuff.

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After reading the PACKARDS IN MOVIES roster I would never clean the seats of that beautiful '33 1001 convertible to which V.Milke refers in his post of 5/27/03 and even though it has been thirty four years since Brigette <img src="http://forums.aaca.org/images/graemlins/grin.gif" alt="" /> drove it I would be sleeping in that Packard every other night and wouldn't need my Viagra the next night!!!!!!!!

LeRaysville Dude. Jay

P.S. Pat doesn't know about this. ssshhhh!

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