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Closing scene of 'Ice cold in Alex' a series one Land Rover is parked in shot, quite an achievement for 1942.

'Let him have it' the film about Craig and Bentley opens with the two main characters breaking into a warehouse in Croydon set in November 1952, look out for the Allegro parked at the far end of the street!

 

The closing scene of Ice cold in Alex also featured a '50s Morris minor

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I remember reading somewhere that there were a large number of Dodge Chargers used up in the making of the Dukes of Hazzard. As said, after every jump, the cars structure was shattered and a fresh example was needed.

 

Continuing in that vein, there were several scenes in Knight Rider when a model ( and not a very good one) of the pontiac wad used when the scene involved a particularly large jump. I suppose those cars were brand new at the time though.

 

I to laughed at the use of a blue Granada in the Father Ted documentary. I was looking at pictures of mk 4 and 5 Cortinas on the web earlier on and my brother who knows almost nothing about cars asked why I was looking at Father Ted motors. Think they could have tried a bit there as the rest of the programme was funny :)

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Pretty much anywhere cars are used. The film Sideways is an example. I enjoyed the film; it's about a wine tasting trip through California. The protagonist drives a Saab 900 drop head (classic one).

 

Nothing wrong so far. There's a sequence where he is supposed to be driving along and doing a crossword puzzle at the same time. It's funny. He rests the newspaper on the steering wheel. The dashboard is fully in shot for a second or two and it is clear that all the instruments are reading zero. The engine is off. Cut to outside of car bowling along freeway.

 

Still a good film though.

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Location wise the film Genevieve was a mess supposed to be London to Brighton they seem to have gone via Herts, Middx and Bucks and even stopped for a beer at the De Burge Arms in West Drayton.

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The modern cars in the background scenes of Withnail and I. When they start the jorney to the lakes and when Withnail gets pulled for drink driving.

Forgiven though, as it's a great film :D

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The film Duel has loads of cockups in it , It was originally a short program but was extended to film length later , hence the use of three different trucks all different years , the scene at the end was shot twice as the truck didn't go off the edge , hence in the actual film the cars already a mess before it goes over.

Theres a whole load of info on the web , Truly fascinating reading .

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Take-away coffee cups.

The kind with a drinking hole one one side of the lid and an air hole on the other side, available from Starbucks, Costa, Cafe Nero etc.

 

Just about everyone on TV carries empties. Even when they've just walked out of the coffee shop.

You can tell because if they walked around swinging full cups like that they'd all have burnt arms.

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The Young Ones. There's no such thing as a Ford Tippex!

 

(that one's slightly more tongue in cheek - t'is the season after all!)

 

"There's no such car!"

"Yes there is, my dad had one in the sixties. We had great times in the Vauxhall Labrador."

 

 

Pretty much anywhere cars are used. The film Sideways is an example. I enjoyed the film; it's about a wine tasting trip through California. The protagonist drives a Saab 900 drop head (classic one).

 

Nothing wrong so far. There's a sequence where he is supposed to be driving along and doing a crossword puzzle at the same time. It's funny. He rests the newspaper on the steering wheel. The dashboard is fully in shot for a second or two and it is clear that all the instruments are reading zero. The engine is off. Cut to outside of car bowling along freeway.

 

Still a good film though.

 

This is a proper cock up. How on earth does something like that slip through?

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"Trouble with the diff?" in the Italian Job.

 

IIRC it was actually a little joke that they slipped in which 99% of people will never spot... at least thats what they said on one of those documentaries about the film.

 

Ashes to Ashes seemed to a long list of fuck ups in that department, it got to the point where you were better off counting the correct cars rather than the Maestros et al lurking around which were all poking their noses in the wrong era! Not a patch on life on mars which had the common decency to not display the crew's Sprinter vans... even if it did use the same Capri far too many times.

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The Young Ones. There's no such thing as a Ford Tippex!

 

(that one's slightly more tongue in cheek - t'is the season after all!)

 

"There's no such car!"

"Yes there is, my dad had one in the sixties. We had great times in the Vauxhall Labrador."

 

 

 

:lol:

 

Wasn't that Alan Partridge on his Christmas Show?

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I've been watching every episode of Knight Rider at work recently, Every scene has a cock up in it some where, I never knew how bad it was, When K.I.T.T is driving on his own you often see a hand appear and the drivers seat is always much thicker as the real driver is dress as the seat, sometimes the car is RHD and other times it's LHD and It often has dents in the bodywork even though it's damage proof!

 

That's just a few for starters!

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The one that comes to mind is an episode of 'George Gently' where the young one with the mop top (which NO aspiring CID man would EVER have been allowed to have, BTW) has to sell his old 'banger' of an MG, which he is struggling to get £100 for.

 

Its a MGB roadster, and at this point the series was set in 1964, so it would have been a maximum of two years old. Also I think his example had a B registration which also means it was a practically new one....I'm sure the local BMC agent would been very happy to give him £125 for it.

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^ That's not really a cockup though, as it would be possible (if unlikely) to have a J-van in 2150.

 

Try Casino Royale for misplaced and odd vehicles. And a remote controlled J van bomb if I remember it right.

If you mean the original 60s spoof Casino Royale the remote controlled van was a Bedford CA milkfloat (or was it an ice cream van, can't remember now)

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^ That's not really a cockup though, as it would be possible (if unlikely) to have a J-van in 2150.

 

Try Casino Royale for misplaced and odd vehicles. And a remote controlled J van bomb if I remember it right.

 

Ah watch the film though and been noted once before on another forum, also watch the first film and you'll see the daleks equipment is made up of Cossor oscilloscopes (The large bulky ones).

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Years ago my dad was approached by a local amateur film group who made short films just as a hobby, but they paid a lot more attention to vehicular accuracy than many of the major production companies. This one was set in the late 50s and as well as dad's 52 Minor also featured another Moggie, a Standard Pennant, Morris J van, Rover P4 and Wolseley 6/80 police car. All correct for the period and all sourced locally too!

 

Heartbeat is king of the anachronisms, including the 70s Landcrab often seen rusting away at the garage. My favourite was when the fair arrived in the village and its transport was two B-series ERFs, a Mk2 Atki and a Foden S36. Fine except all those lorries date from the 70s and wouldn't have appeared on the fairs until the 80s - fairs in the 60s would have mostly had WW2 stuff. Trouble is if you point out these glaring errors you get labelled sad and anoraky by the rest of the viewers.

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Ok, a small thing but strange anyway.

 

In Shaun of the Dead, Shaun's flatmate Pete has a mk1 Renault Megane RT. It is parked outside the flat in the opening sequence, the diamond badge is missing from the bonnet. Not just missing but totally not there, even the recess it sits in has been filled over and painted. Next time you see the car is the first time Shaun goes to the shop - The renault badge is where it should be. Next day it is gone again, and stays gone for the rest of the film, or at least until Ed stuffs it into a tree.

 

Also, they hit a zombie at 30 mph who goes clean over the top of the car without even cracking the windscreen.

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Also, they hit a zombie at 30 mph who goes clean over the top of the car without even cracking the windscreen.

 

In fairness, their guess is probably as good as ours as to what happens in real life if you hit a zombie with a Megane at 30mph. :wink:

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There was one of those real Prison Break things on last night, and featured the infamous IRA escape from Mountjoy Prison (nr Dublin) in 1973 where a hijacked helicopter was used. "A masive manhunt was launched throughout the Republic of Ireland" Cutscene - British soldiers and RUC vehicles. The program was narrated by Sean Bean, and considering all teh time he spent in The South Essex Regiment under an assumed name, you'd think he'd have put them right :P

 

There was another similar programme detailing the same breakout on last year, and it covered the recapture of the escapees, and them going to court. The court shown in the cutscene was Laganside Court in BELFAST, which was opened by HM The Queen in 2003.

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Also, they hit a zombie at 30 mph who goes clean over the top of the car without even cracking the windscreen.

 

In fairness, their guess is probably as good as ours as to what happens in real life if you hit a zombie with a Megane at 30mph. :wink:

 

Ok, but when they escape from the flat in the megane they set the alarm off but the car starts first turn without Ed spending 10 minutes waving the fob around the interior trying to get the immobilizer to cancel. ;)

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Also, they hit a zombie at 30 mph who goes clean over the top of the car without even cracking the windscreen.

 

In fairness, their guess is probably as good as ours as to what happens in real life if you hit a zombie with a Megane at 30mph. :wink:

 

Ok, but when they escape from the flat in the megane they set the alarm off but the car starts first turn without Ed spending 10 minutes waving the fob around the interior trying to get the immobilizer to cancel. ;)

I'll give you that one! :mrgreen::wink:

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The Day of The Jackal movie featured a mark 1 Escort, but was supposed to be 1966,

 

 

[anorak] set in 1962 but theres lots of 504s and renaul 16s

 

{Anorak mode ON} It also features several Daf 55's which were not in production then. (anorak mode OFF} That said, STILL one of my "Desert Island Films"

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