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Euro-Fords in the Movies
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escysean



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PostPosted: Mon Mar 24, 2008 6:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dave A wrote:
Remember the movie "Christine"?


Oh yeah, forgot all about that film and remember noticed that mk2 lurking at the background of underground garage, didn't know at that time that UK Fords do sell the models to the US. markets

Also spotted black XR4iT on 1st film, Robocop

Sean
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Dave A



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PostPosted: Mon Mar 31, 2008 7:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A movie I saw a number of years ago called "Not without my daughter" featured a white base model (67 I think) Mk 2 Cortina 4 door. It was driven by an american woman who was trying to get out of Iran with her daughter. There were quite a few Cortinas seen in the movie.
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Dave A



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PostPosted: Mon Mar 31, 2008 8:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Alink to a Youtube clip of the movie. Several Cortinas spotted in the clip.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_sOyi6Jv40Y&NR=1
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 31, 2008 8:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

There was another one starring Micheal Pare,
I think it was called "The Soldier".It had a cabbie with
a Cortina throughout the movie.

- Doug
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IFHP
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 02, 2008 12:04 am    Post subject: Peykan Reply with quote

Regarding Cortinas in Iran, it is hard to say for sure because the clips are so short, but those cars that look like Mk II Cortinas might be Paykans. For decades the Paykan, which was based on the Hillman Minx, was the most popular car in Iran.

That said, Ford UK did sell cars in Iran too.

Michael


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Dave A



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PostPosted: Wed Apr 02, 2008 8:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes the clips dont do it justice but I saw the whole movie a number of years ago. I am familiar with the Hillman Minx which is similar but these were Cortinas and more around than you would think. One in particular was used alot in the movie by Sally Fields with camera in and out of the car. Check this clip at 1.52-1.56 and at 2.48

http://video.google.ca/videoplay?docid=-4166361751098581981&q=not+without+my+daughter&total=542&start=0&num=10&so=0&type=search&plindex=3

Another clip here
http://video.google.ca/videoplay?docid=8743579134651205223&q=not+without+my+daughter&total=542&start=0&num=10&so=0&type=search&plindex=2

Found these pics on imcdb.org
Several Cortinas appear, used as a substitute for the Iranian-made Paykan, which was a Hillman Hunter made under licence: (may explain the confusion)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paykan






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Dave A



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PostPosted: Thu May 01, 2008 8:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Found the pics on imcdb.org

The Cortinas were used as a substitute for the Paycan as movie may not have been filmed in Iran.
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PostPosted: Fri May 02, 2008 1:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

This theory make a lot of sense. The movie was probably filmed in Moraco or another North African country. I guess there were not a lot of Hillmans to use on this location.
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BitchinMachine



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PostPosted: Mon May 12, 2008 1:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

cmon guys...howd ya miss this? Laughing
...or maybe I'm the only one who likes Phil collins? Laughing

shes got all the bells n whistles too!!

http://youtube.com/watch?v=tJIqxMOy-uw
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PostPosted: Mon May 12, 2008 6:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've only watched MTV a handful of times in my life (and that was back in the 80's), but I do remember this video! Its a good one!

Michael
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Dave A



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PostPosted: Mon May 12, 2008 7:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great video that there.

Since we are now adding music videos, in this video by U2 a Mk 2 Cortina can be seen in a few of the scenes.

http://youtube.com/watch?v=JFM7Ty1EEvs
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PostPosted: Tue May 13, 2008 5:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I wonder if Phil Collins actually owns that car?
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PostPosted: Wed May 14, 2008 10:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dave A wrote:
I wonder if Phil Collins actually owns that car?


I'm a bit of a 'audiofile'...but dont quote me Wink
if I recall ....he owned it when they shot the Video Cool
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 18, 2009 12:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

From Ray McCaffery Sr

Here are the films in which I have enjoyed Euro/SoAfrican/Australian car/Ford watching:

"DANNY DECKCHAIR" from 2003/Australia. a comedy/romance. Ford police cars & others. lots of laughs w/a tender touch. yer wife might even enjoy it w/you!

"A WORLD APART" from 1988. set in So Africa in 1963....Barbara Hershey...lots of old US RHD models, along w/UK types too. political!

"CRY FREEDOM" 1987. set in So African Soweto revolt. KevinKline, Denzel Washington...strong political overtones!

"THE FOURTH PROTOCOL" 1987, British. Pierce Brosnan, Michael Kaine. villan drives XR3., lots of UK Fords in shots! a great cold war spy story, with STRONG nuclear overtones! I found it to be VERY exciting! I sure hope U can get yer hands on some/all of these flicks.....Cheers! Ray P.
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 07, 2009 9:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Look at Beatles "free as a bird" video. you'll see them and a E49A Prefect.

Bob
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