Sick of muscle cars being wrecked in movies

1) the movie makers like making viewers cringe. 2) the state of california allows movie companies to sell pollution credits for old cars they destroy. 3) most often the car that is destroyed is essentially a parts car dressed up. (still a waste)
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Brent
Brent wrote in news:i6ghgn$t60$1 @news.eternal-september.org:
Only that socialist Austrian they elected would have thought THAT was a good idea. What a dud he turned out to be.
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Rich
That law was put into place roughly 20 years ago... back when he was still making movies.
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Brent
Thus spake Brent :
I heard an interview with one of the actors in a recent "cop buddy movie" where he said they shot it on such a cheap budget that when they trashed a car on one side, the turned it around for another scene. And god help you if you screwed up when they did a crash.
The actor said, at one point, "we were so cheap I did some of my own stunts. Like that scene where I get real drunk? I had to do my own drinking and get my own hangover!"
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Dillon Pyron
The studios have a number of sources for cars, trucks, etc. Those cars can be modified to look like whatever they need. When they get mangled, they go back to the shop to be rebuild again and again and again. To film a movie or TV show, there are often quite a number of "copies" used. "Gone In 60 Seconds" was a prime example. Several cars were automatics and a couple were manual.
In show/movies where vehicles are not damages, the studios contract with owners to use those vehicles (the do the same with homes, boats, planes, etc). Most of the vehicles used in period movies (like the 1930s, etc) come from private owners.
Movie cars are BIG business.
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D E Willson
D E Willson wrote in news: snipped-for-privacy@4ax.com:
Dukes of Hazzard TV show destroyed 169 Dodge Chargers. But back then, you could buy them for about $3000...with a 383. Flash forward. Nash Bridges couldn't afford to risk real Hemi convertible 'Cuda's so they used clones.
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Rich
Thus spake Rich :
Miami Vice had him driving a Daytona knockoff (body kit on an early 80s Vette). Ferrari offered up a red head if they would dump the "Daytoa". Which they did, rather dramatically.
Plenty of glas body parts on there. Remember Ferris Buhler? About a year after the movie came out one of the "GTO's" was offered for sale in either C&D or R&T.
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Dillon Pyron

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