The Ford Mustang is a Car that filmmakers Simply Love

May 10
The Ford Mustang is a Car that filmmakers Simply Love
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Aside from the movie “Bullitt” (1968) and the James Bond films “Goldfinger” (1964), “Thunderball” (1965), “Diamonds Are Forever” (1971), the Ford Mustang has appeared in a variety of films. Some of them will be recalled within the scope of this article.

“Gone in 60 Seconds” (1974)

In 1974, American director, actor, and stunt driver H. B. Halicki filmed “Gone in 60 Seconds,” in which he also starred. The film tells the story of a group of thieves who must steal 50 cars within a few days, including several Ford Mustangs codenamed “Eleanor.” The film also became famous for its 40-minute car chase, during which 93 cars were destroyed.

“Gone in 60 Seconds” (2000)

The original film inspired director Dominic Sena to shoot a remake in 2000, starring Nicolas Cage and Angelina Jolie. In the film, the famouse “Eleanor” was portrayed by a Ford Shelby GT500, though it was actually played by a disguised Ford Mustang Fastback.

“Knight Rider” (2008 film)

In 2008, a pilot film for the remake of the series “Knight Rider” (1982 - 1986) revolving around KITT, a car controlled by artificial intelligence and its driver, aired on television screens. In the original series, KITT was portrayed by a modified Pontiac Firebird Trans Am, which was replaced in the sequel by the Ford Mustang Shelby GT500KR, voiced by Val Kilmer.

“John Wick” (2014)

The Ford Mustang (specifically its Boss 429 variant) plays a very significant role in the movie John Wick, whose protagonist is the former hitman Wick (Keanu Reeves). During a home invasion, Wick’s Mustang is stolen, and his dog is killed. John Wick becomes enraged and sets out for revenge and his stolen car.

Besides the aforementioned films, the Ford Mustang can be seen in several others, including “Misery” (1990) and the film "Need For Speed (2014).

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