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Old 11-28-2009, 10:34 PM   #1 (permalink)
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EV1 in a movie

Tonight, I watched the film SCORCHED, a 2003 bank-heist comedy.

One of the lead characters was played by Woody Harrelson. The character is a nature-loving-crackpot who lives in a dome with power from solar panels, with his room-mate, a duck.

What car does he drive? A beat up EV1!
In the movie the car is dusty and missing the rear wheel covers.

I looked up some info on the movie (thanks IMDB.com!) and found that it finished filming just before August 2001.

The court ruling against CARB was in June 2001, and the statement by GM about taking the cars off the road was in February 2002.

That means the car could have been a regular, official leased vehicle at the time.

I know that Woody Harrelson was a supporter of the car, I don't know if he EVer leased one or not. (I don't remember seeing him in WHO KILLED THE ELECTRIC CAR.)

The other weird part is that a motorcycle is featured in the film - the exact same make/model/and color that I converted to electric!

What are the odds of an electric car and my EV Motorcycle in the same movie?

Throw in a black Geo Metro, and I would be freakin' out!

See video from the film below!

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Old 11-28-2009, 10:40 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Is the movie good?
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Old 11-29-2009, 01:22 AM   #3 (permalink)
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If you want a Geo Metro as the star of a movie, you have to watch "Forces of Nature" with Sandra Bullock and Ben Affleck. But it's not black, it's gold....
There were also a bunch in the Rocky and Bullwinkle movie, and one in some dragon movie that I can't remember the title of. And I have no idea why I'm mentioning any of this....
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Old 11-29-2009, 10:53 AM   #4 (permalink)
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were the sounds added in? or do they really sound like a spaceship when coming to a stop? lol
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Old 11-29-2009, 12:40 PM   #5 (permalink)
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I have no idea!

I have never seen an EV1 in person making noise!

Seems like the type of noise it would make.

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