Author Topic: W111 in The Hangover - Why???  (Read 13733 times)

Douglas

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W111 in The Hangover - Why???
« on: June 23, 2009, 17:17:04 »
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=162PBJp1akg

So sad how they trash a high-grill Cabriolet in this movie. It seems wrong that it should be sacrificed in the name of "entertainment."

glenn

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Re: W111 in The Hangover - Why???
« Reply #1 on: June 23, 2009, 18:59:43 »
How bad was it?

Douglas

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Re: W111 in The Hangover - Why???
« Reply #2 on: June 24, 2009, 14:36:05 »
I haven't seen the movie... and won't because of the "senseless violence" in its content. In the trailer though, you can see that the car gets trashed. Badly.

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Re: W111 in The Hangover - Why???
« Reply #3 on: June 24, 2009, 15:12:46 »
It was a beautiful car (one can hope that maybe it had a stunt double?), but it was also a hilarious movie - I recommend it. 

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Re: W111 in The Hangover - Why???
« Reply #4 on: June 24, 2009, 15:35:00 »
I actually flinched watching that crash scene in the trailer. I had to go and take a look at my 111 coupe just to reassure myself.

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Re: W111 in The Hangover - Why???
« Reply #5 on: June 24, 2009, 15:42:40 »
If you really want to flinch,   the Pagoda rollover scene in Richard Gere's movie "Intersection"  will certainly get that reaction, particulary after watching the pagoda cruise down those beautiful country roads

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Re: W111 in The Hangover - Why???
« Reply #6 on: August 16, 2009, 07:29:51 »
That car went through a lot.  It was one of the main characters in the movie. 

I'm sure ( :-X ) the owner restored it in the end, and I'm pretty sure he won't let his son-in-law ever borrow it for the weekend again, lol.  Who would have thought a full grown tiger could fit in it, with the top up no less...   :o
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Re: W111 in The Hangover - Why???
« Reply #7 on: August 16, 2009, 09:54:47 »
Watching the trailer of the movie also made me cringe...

Depressing to say the least. :'(

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Re: W111 in The Hangover - Why???
« Reply #8 on: August 16, 2009, 10:46:49 »
Watched it last night... cringe scenes when involving the car, other stuff quite funny in a juvenile sort of way.

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ciocchettim

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Re: W111 in The Hangover - Why???
« Reply #9 on: August 26, 2009, 14:20:24 »
It's not a real Cabrio. It's a coupe conversion...which might be the real trajedy...

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Re: W111 in The Hangover - Why???
« Reply #10 on: October 27, 2009, 17:57:58 »
Ron (Opie) Howard after making American Grafitti came up with an idea that wrecking expensive cars in a movie was cheeper than paying actors. The end result was the original crash-em smash-em "Grand Theft Auto".

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Re: W111 in The Hangover - Why???
« Reply #11 on: October 28, 2009, 05:32:49 »
That's twisted but actually makes sense.   
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Re: W111 in The Hangover - Why???
« Reply #12 on: November 02, 2009, 17:23:03 »
The original version of "Gone in 60 Seconds" (1974) came out before "Grand Theft Auto" (1977). True low-budget smash-em-up!
If we're going into the origins of these types of entertainment we'd have to go back to the popularity of crashing steam
locomotives and old Curtis JN4 Jennies at state fairs. Or Max Sennet Keystone Cops comedies!

I haven't seen "Hangover" yet, will wait 'til it's on HBO or Cinemax... but flinched every time the trailer played.
And "Intersection" was a s-l-o-w chick flick, but I watched it anyway just for Gere's SL. The slow-mo accident scene
certainly made me think about relative safety in a 113. Buckle up.

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Re: W111 in The Hangover - Why???
« Reply #13 on: November 02, 2009, 22:22:00 »
Remember the Morgan from the movie War of the Roses?  That Morgan was purchased by an individual from Connecticut.  It was shipped in various crates along with a letter of authenticity which stated it was in fact the one from the movie.  It was completely rebuilt and restored to new condition.  Perhaps there is hope for the W111's that were trashed. 

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Re: W111 in The Hangover - Why???
« Reply #14 on: January 08, 2011, 21:49:56 »
I suppose softcore version would be when the nuns removed the coil and wires from those gorgeous 1930's
MB's in "The Sound of Music"
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Re: W111 in The Hangover - Why???
« Reply #15 on: January 25, 2011, 18:00:31 »
Five cars were used for this movie.  The nice one HOPEFULLY wasn't abused at all.  The others were stunt cars that were painted over and poor condition to begin with.   At least, this is what I want to walk away believing as it would break my heart to think otherwise!

Here is a write up on another forum:

http://www.peachparts.com/shopforum/showthread.php?t=254465&highlight=hangover+movie
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