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Open Diff: What Non-Car Movies Do You Watch for the Cars?

Posted June 14, 2022 5:00 AM by dstrohl
Pathfinder Tags: GTO muscle cars pontiac

n the rare and opportune moment when my two-year-old daughter actually goes to bed on time, I can pick a movie I want to watch instead of talking cartoon dogs or singing creatures of sorts. Maybe some '90s buddy action movie, superhero flick, or even a sci-fi thriller. While scanning through the millions of streaming options and not being able to find something new that caught my eye, I decided to pick one my favorite underrated comic book hero movies, The Punisher (2004) starring Thomas Jane.

Randomness aside, after watching this movie for the dozenth time, I realized I’ve never noticed how many cool cars there are in this movie — not just period-correct cars, but actual classics!

One of the standout cars is the main character’s flat-black 1969 Pontiac GTO that you see him rebuilding, modifying, and armoring to help him avenge his family. It is sadly totaled rather quickly by an assassin driving a Sublime green 1968 Plymouth Satellite. Spoiler Alert for a nearly 20-year-old movie: The main character/vigilante defeats the assassin and later takes possession of the Plymouth as his own.

For us car buffs, sometimes the vehicles in a film make or break the story — what blockbusters have you seen recently that are considered "non-car" themed movies that actually have amazing cars in them?

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06/15/2022 10:18 AM

It's funny. My wife and I watch a movie on TV and discuss when it was made. She looks at the clothing fashion. I look at the model of the cars.

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06/15/2022 1:24 PM

Or pop videos: ZZ Top Eliminator, Natalie Imbruglia Shiver

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06/16/2022 10:43 PM

Damnation Alley, which I watch for the articulated Landmaster vehicle, which was actually built (the movie was too early for CGI).

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