Movies and notable TV programmes
that feature four wheel drives in significant or quirky ways.
- And God Created Jeep (1956)
- (aka And God Created Woman)
Brigitte Bardot's husband's brother does a flashy bit of
4WD beach driving in a war-surplus Jeep MB
on his way to rescue her from a burning boat
after which they succumb to their lust for each other.
Directed by Roger Vadim.
- Bond, James Bond (various)
- James Bond movies
are often good for sightings of four wheel drives and other boy toys.
- Breakdown (1997)
- Kurt Russell and Kathleen Quinlan's Jeep Cherokee breaks down
(the product-placement no one wanted to have?) in nowhere,
leaving them open to a tale of kidnapping, violence and chases.
- Broken Arrow (1996)
- John Travolta takes some Hummers
and other military hardware for a burn.
- Charlie's Angels (2000)
- More of a cartoon of a movie than even Mission Impossible
or a Bond flic. Bosley (Bill Murray) gives a Ford Bronco
a bit of a work out in support of the Angels
(Cameron Diaz, Drew Barrimore, Lucy Liu).
- The Gods Must Be Crazy
- The ultimate
movie with the 4X4 winching itself up a tree not to mention
the broken hand-brake sequence and many other
gags surely inspired by the Keystone Cops.
- Heartbreak Ridge (1984)
- Clint Eastwood trains a bunch of misfits
into a "crack fighting team",
trouble is they only have the island of Granada to go and monster.
Still, there are numerous
6x6 trucks and even a
in US guise to watch.
- The Italian Job (1969)
- The Italian Job is well known for the destruction of a Lamborghini Muira
in the opening minutes and for the `race through the sewers'
sequence in Mini Minors at the height of the action.
The film also features a 4x4
Dodge Command Car,
which accompanies the gold truck before the theft, and a Land Rover
used by the thieves to hijack it. Stars Michael Caine, Noel Coward
and Benny Hill - as a computer nerd who puts Rome's traffic lights
out of action!
- Judge Dredd (1995)
- The world of the future needs FC101 4x4 taxis.
- Kiss or Kill (1997)
- Australian action thriller and road-movie.
- The Lost World (1997)
- Son of Jurassic Park, Mercedes Benz M-class on show this time.
- Mission Impossible II (2000)
- There is a good car chase featuring an
and a Porsche. In the finale there is a Nissan
doing things that normal Patrol 4x4s certainly do not.
From an Australian point of view, the local expert's accent grates and
just why did the good guys have a headquarters in Whoop-Whoop
when most of the action is set in Sydney?
- Swordfish (2001)
TVR sports cars,
Lincoln Navigator 4x4s,
another four wheel drive or two,
John Travolta as a jewel thief, or is it spy, Gabriel Shear,
Hugh Jackman (ra, ra, aussie) as a computer hacker,
Ms --> Halle Berry.
- Tea with Mussolinni (1999)
- A gem of a movie, with Judie Dench, Maggie Smith and Cher,
set in Italy in the 1930s and 1940s.
A band of ex-patriate (mostly-) English women refuse to leave because
of the war and are interned.
Vehicles: Jeeps, Dodge weapons carriers and
Blooper: the Germans roll into Florence in a Sherman tank.
- Terminator (1984?)
- Sarah Connors drives into an uncertain future in a
at the end of the movie.
- Three Colours: Red (date?)
- Stars a red Jeep Wrangler with a black hard-top.
It belongs to a budding lawyer who is in love with the wrong girl
but meets the right girl thanks to the efforts of a retired judge.
Strangely the previous two films in the series,
`Three Colours: Blue', and `Three Colours: White',
feature neither blue nor white Jeeps.
The makers only came to their senses with the final part of the trilogy.
- Tomb Raider (2001).
- Toys (1992)
- The owner of a toy factory leaves it to his military brother
(Michael Gambon) rather than his flaky son (Robin Williams) or daughter
on his death. It's just a glimpse, but the brother arrives in a
Lamborghini LM002 4x4
at the start of the film.
- Twister 1996
- A Jeep
gets in on the action.
- Bush Tucker Man (1996)
- Hamish Macbeth (1996, 1997)
- Malcolm Douglas
- Sara (1996)
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