Same Car, Different Movie: 5 Movie Cars You’ve Seen At Least Twice
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When film production companies use something like a car and it works, they tend to use it over again. And sometimes over and over and over again. They did it with the Batmobile and the Chrysler Turbine Car. BoldRide presents five examples of cars you’ve seen many times before:
1973 Gran Torino
The Big Lebowski (1998) / X-Files (2001) / Blue Streak (1999)
Gran Torino Big Lebowski
That car really tied these films together, man. In its most popular, most recognizable form, the yellow 1973 Gran Torino appeared in the Coen Brothers classic The Big Lebowski, but it went on to become the hardest working car of the late 1990s and early 2000s.
The Gran Torino also showed up in the Martin Lawrence “film” Blue Streak which debuted in 1999, right around the time Lawrence almost died of heat exhaustion after jogging in 100-degree heat with several layers of clothes on. Given the 36% rating on Rotten Tomatoes, one could argue that the incident was not the worst thing to happen to Lawrence that year.
Finally, the Gran Torino made an appearance in Season 8, Episode 9 of The X-Files in 2001, long after anybody was watching it. This was the season when David Duchovny left the series to be replaced by the guy who was the T-1000 in Terminator 2.