Some films are more about the cars than they are about the characters. From Bond to The Fast and the Furious, the automobiles regularly take centre stage. But, there are many super or sports cars that appear in more standard movie fare and completely hog the spotlight. Follow us on this trip down celluloid drive-by scene stealing.
The Wedding Singer
An eighties-set rom-com with Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore, surely no room for horsepower here? But after the nightclub scene, Drew's dumb banker boyfriend Glenn roars up in his DeLorean. The gull wing pops open and the theme to Miami Vice blasts out, could there be an any greater eighties scene?
The devil may have all the best tunes, but also gets the best cars. Check out Elizabeth Hurley's devilish opening scene in Bedazzled where she rocks up in a black Lamborghini Diablo, with a California plate "Bad 1", well it had to be really, didn't it! The Diablo was replaced by the Murchialago the following year, so this may well be the last sighting of one on celluloid.
Ferris Bueller's Day Off
At the heart of this teen movie is a story of a relationship, not between the kids, but an unseen dad and his 1961 Ferrari GT250 California. Ignore what ends up happening to the unfortunate car and enjoy the sight of the little rocket being blasted around the streets of Chicago by some "professional" parking attendants! It's also worth it for the line, "The 1961 Ferrari 250GT California. Less than a hundred were made. My father spent three years restoring this car. It is his love, it is his passion." To which Ferris replies "It is his fault he didn't lock the garage."
No Man's Land
Long before The Fast and The Furious turned up, a young Charlie Sheen starred in 1987's No Man's Land, a tale of a cop who joins a gang of high-spec car thieves. With a penchant for Porsches, there's plenty of high-speed driving and the star of the show is a chase with a 1986 Porsche 911 Turbo Sport 3.3 L. 6 Cylinder beating the pants off an American Camaro.
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