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Old 06-04-2002, 17:21   #1 (permalink)
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Tough Aussie Muscle cars in movies

I love seeing aussie films with mad Aussie cars in them.

One I saw recently was "Beneath clouds" which has an undercover black XR8 cop car in it, and a crazy black Kingswood Monaro.

Some others that come to mind:

- Mad Max (grouse Falcon)
- Metal Skin (crazy pink Torana) - 1980's
- That film where the guy loses his money at Bondi beach - and then the gangsters are after him (Mad Black XB Coupe). What's it called?

Any others ?
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I think that was called "Two Hands" with Heath Ledger... Another one is "Running on Empty",
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Metal Skin; is that the one with the "metal" finish charger with all the scoops & wings & rivets that has a street race with a full-on NASCAR racer. Depressing movie but great car scenes, though too few.
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I can't remember the nascar part
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Is running on empty that movie with the horrible scene of a Phase 3 wrecked and on fire? And the old bloke who drives at night (obviously no headlights needed).......hehe funny stuff.
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Re: Tough Aussie Muscle cars in movies

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I can't remember the nascar part
That's OK.

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- Metal Skin (crazy pink Torana) - 1980's
I can't remember the crazy pink Torana.

A quicky web search doesn't turn up any images but the movie was released in 1994. From the review;

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Metal Skin (1994)
directed by Geoffrey Wright

starring Aden Young, Tara Morice, Nadine Garner & Ben Mendolsohn. Photographed by Ron Hagen

written by Geoffrey Wright
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Following the release of the critically acclaimed Romper Stomper, writer/director Geoffrey Wright found himself teetering on the edge of the big time. It appears he had little interest in seeing his name in lights, however, because his next film, Metal Skin, was a premeditated box-office failure. Possessed of zero commercial appeal, it's a dark, arresting ode to suburban hopelessness which, despite its flaws, retains the oppressive atmosphere and gut-punch impact of its predecessor.

For the uninitiated, the Australian "rev-head" subculture is fuelled by young males who are well aware of the sexual imagery inherent in a throbbing V8 engine. Eking out an existence in unfulfilling jobs, they find their release on the road, putting their reputations (and occasionally their lives) on the line in illegal drag meets.

Road-rage specialists tell us that the single greatest cause of violence on our suburban streets is the empowering effect of a couple of tons of steel - behind the wheel, even the meekest man is king, with an excessive amount of lethal horsepower at his disposal. Joe (Aden Young) is such a man - by day he's a socially retarded misfit, living with his mentally-unbalanced father in a dilapidated house on the outskirts of town. By night he's the lord of all he surveys, cruising the streets in his lovingly maintained mobile padded cell.

On the other side of the tracks there's Dazey (Ben Mendelsohn), a roguish, philandering good-time guy, who's currently shacked-up with his fragile girlfriend Roslyn (Nadine Garner). Roslyn is dealing with the physical and emotional scars left by her unwilling participation in one of Dazey's accidents, and is reaching the stage where she's had about as much high-octane posturing as she's prepared to stand. The major players are rounded out by Tara Morice as Savina, a female version of Joe who has decided to major in witchcraft, praying to the dark gods for the love of Dazey, while fending off Joe's earnest but uninviting advances.

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Is running on empty that movie with the horrible scene of a Phase 3 wrecked and on fire? And the old bloke who drives at night (obviously no headlights needed).......hehe funny stuff.
That's the one. Great movie IMO.
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heres one

"Sons of Steel"

its an oldie but a pisser.
I think it has a xb coupe with major popriveted spoilers and stuff, also xc v8 ute, which has some chicks in the back mooning cars, Dont know whos in it or where to get it from thesedays but well worth a look.

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Has anyone seen the filmclip for a re-mixed version of "totally addicted to base"? It features two XB gt's (I think) and are chasing each other for the duration of the clip.
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