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    BMWs in the Movies!

    Just saw this trailer the other day, had to get online to actually verify.

    Kinda goes along with the Bike 54 article.

    http://thewickermanmovie.warnerbros.com/wickerman.html


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    uh...ok, a cop on a Beemer. The movie peek gives me the willies though. Think I'll stick to Grizly Adams, LOL!

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    Yeah, that was the first thing I noticed while watching that trailer...


    ...somewhere on some forum (I think this one?) there is a thread about BMW moto's in the movies.

    My favorite is Pee-Wee's big adventure.



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    If you watch Law and Order you've probably noticed Jack McCoy carrying a helmet once in a while, but up until the other night I had never seen him ride. Well, he didn't ride, but he did get off an airhead. Didn't get a really good look at it to determine the model.
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    Saw the air head and also did not catch the model. What hit me was it was a step up from the Yamaha he has "ridden" in other episodes when a bike appears.

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    My big question is why did they feel it was necessary to remake The Wicker Man?

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    BMW in the movies

    Didn't James Bond (Sean Connery) ride a BMW R100RT into a barn just before he blew up Fatima Blush (Barbara Carrera) with a missile pen? Great Stuff! I think it was From Russia With Love.

    The Jack McKoy bike was a black R100S with white stripes.

    They have to remake The strange and disturbing movie, The Wicker Man, because the mega corporations who run production studios have no new ideas, no creative fire and they are unwilling to take risks. Their formula is to take a classic psychodrama and remake it with chase scenes and explosions.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bob_M
    They have to remake The strange and disturbing movie, The Wicker Man, because the mega corporations who run production studios have no new ideas, no creative fire and they are unwilling to take risks. Their formula is to take a classic psychodrama and remake it with chase scenes and explosions.

    Right on, Man!

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    Didn't James Bond (Sean Connery) ride a BMW R100RT into a barn just before he blew up Fatima Blush (Barbara Carrera) with a missile pen? Great Stuff! I think it was From Russia With Love.
    You're *WAY* off Bob. The movie was 1983's Never Say Never Again, which was a 'loose re-make' of Thunderball and was not made by the same producers as the rest of the Bond films. It featured Connery in a toupee (although a rather convincing one), and Adnan Kashoggi's yacht as the Flying Saucer (Disco Volante in Thunderball) The 'barn' was more of a stone building and the bike was not a BMW, but Q said it came from 'our German Friends' and it I thought it looked rather Japanese- but it was kitted up with a lot of secret-agent stuff and I'm not an expert on Japanese stuff.
    Interesting film too for the cast. I'm not familiar with most of the cast, but Max Von Sydow played Blofeld, Kim Basinger was Domino (YUMMY!), and Rowan Atkinson was a guy named Nigel Small-Fawcett. I think that Barbara Carrera was definitely in her peak in those days too- MMMMMMMMMMM!!!

    You got the pen right though, and earlier in the film another agent said his blew up his face. And the car that Carrera drove just before that scene was a Renault R5 Turbo II, which looked like a tricked-up LeCar but that was where the similarity ended- it had a twin-turbo V6 mounted behind the seats and was a Group-B homologation special. I wanted one for many years. NSNA was also the first film in which I recall seeing retina-scan technology, but Largo's 'World Domination' video game was supremely cheesy.

    To bring this back on topic, the only BMW motorcycle I've ever spotted in Bond films was the R1200C in Tomorrow Never Dies.
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    Quote Originally Posted by The_Veg
    You're *WAY* off Bob. The movie was 1983's Never Say Never Again.


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    Not only was I wrong about the film, but I googled around and one report noted that the motorcycle in the chase scene was a tarted out Yamaha 650 Turbo. They say the memory is the first to go and I must be melding James Bond and the secret agent played by James Brolin in the film within the film, Pee Wee's Big Adventure. That motorcycle was definitly an red, 80s vintage BMW R100RT.

    What was the side car rig that Indiana Jones and his pop, again played by Sean Connery, rode in during the film Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade? They were in Nazi Germany and Spielberg is a gear snob. My (already suspect) memory and wishfull thinking conjur up an image of a side valve BMW.

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    There's an R1200C at the end of Final Destination, when the lead actor is sitting at the sidewalk cafe in Paris; you just get a glimpse of it in the left hand foreground.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bob_M
    ... Their formula is to take a classic psychodrama and remake it with chase scenes and explosions.
    And boobs! Don't forget the boobs. All movies MUST have chases, explosions and boobs!
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    Quote Originally Posted by flash412
    And boobs! Don't forget the boobs. All movies MUST have chases, explosions and boobs!
    I don't know Flash... exploding boobs just don't turn me on.



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    The pansy a$$ guy what's his name (Ben AFFLAC or something?) rode an '04 R1150R (Black/Orange) in the movie Pay Check... (Probably a Stunt double. Why can't I get a job like that!!!)

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    Quote Originally Posted by SFDOC
    The pansy a$$ guy what's his name (Ben AFFLAC or something?) rode an '04 R1150R (Black/Orange) in the movie Pay Check... (Probably a Stunt double. Why can't I get a job like that!!!)


    Ahhh... but the set up for that scene was great!

    Ben and Uma hunting the BMW dealership for the car that the keys open... after some panic Uma puts two and two together and says "we can't find it because it's not a car"

    Cut to both of them 2-up on a Rockster exploding through a plate glass window.

    I wonder for how many people in the theater that was their first exposure to BMW's 2-wheeled division. Great introduction if you ask me!

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