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Old 02-22-2009, 12:15 PM   #1
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Default "Chevy" Astra in movie vantage point

A 5dr chevy astra is used at the end of the movie for a secret service operative in spain. Shows him zipping around, shifting hard, cornering hard, etc. A good 15 min sequence showing off the car.
Funny to see the astra in a chase scene, and a rather long one at that.

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Old 02-22-2009, 12:22 PM   #2
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A 5dr chevy astra is used at the end of the movie for a secret service operative in spain. Shows him zipping around, shifting hard, cornering hard, etc. A good 15 min sequence showing off the car.
Funny to see the astra in a chase scene, and a rather long one at that.
Wasn't it a Vauxhall?

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Old 02-22-2009, 12:25 PM   #3
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Nope, pause your DVD, it be a Chevy all right. I wish mine went as fast and sounded like that. My wife kept poking me in the arm all through that scene saying "don't get any ideas"!

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Old 02-22-2009, 12:28 PM   #4
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Nope, pause your DVD, it be a Chevy all right. I wish mine went as fast and sounded like that.
Right you are (just googled it). Interesting. My wife asked what type of car it was when we went to see it, I explained that it was a badge cousin of the Saturn Astra and how I wanted one.

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Old 02-22-2009, 12:51 PM   #5
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Story in Spain, filmed in Mexico.

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Old 02-22-2009, 01:00 PM   #6
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Story in Spain, filmed in Mexico.
Yeah that would explain why it was a chevy

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Old 02-22-2009, 01:30 PM   #7
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High definition made their attempt to pass of Mexico as Spain rather feeble, even normal people take note of the Chevrolet badge.

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Old 02-22-2009, 08:07 PM   #8
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Thanks youtube now everyone can watch that scene!

Part one of the chase (start at around 4 min)
youtube.com/watch?v=NfMJFCzgInM&feature=related

Part 2:
youtube.com/watch?v=w4uRKx60g4I

Behind the scene:
youtube.com/watch?v=NfMJFCzgInM&feature=related

Should rent the movie anyway I heard it is a great movie!

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Old 02-22-2009, 08:42 PM   #9
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Both the cars are astra's !
the Police car is an astra G. Maybe you don't know it in america, but it's the older brother

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Old 02-22-2009, 09:05 PM   #10
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Both the cars are astra's !
the Police car is an astra G. Maybe you don't know it in america, but it's the older brother
We only have the hatchbacks, and thanks for the information. Somewhere here I read that Russia has Chevrolet and Opel versions so I wasn't sure where it was filmed. I bought the dvd just for that scene (but this is sort of old 'news' isn't it).

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Old 02-22-2009, 10:13 PM   #11
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We only have the hatchbacks, and thanks for the information. Somewhere here I read that Russia has Chevrolet and Opel versions so I wasn't sure where it was filmed. I bought the dvd just for that scene (but this is sort of old 'news' isn't it).
Yea, but sales and downloads of the movie just went up 5% today, LOL.

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Old 04-23-2009, 01:16 AM   #12
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High definition made their attempt to pass of Mexico as Spain rather feeble, even normal people take note of the Chevrolet badge.
Kinda funny that they took the effort to put European license plates on the cars but skip the whole "Chevy in Spain?" bit....

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Old 04-23-2009, 06:29 AM   #13
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I think GM dropped it off at the set and the crew had never heard about a foreign brand called Opel. In their ignorance they probably thought changing the obvious things like registration plate would be enough.
I mean it's a Chevy, the whole world drives Daew.. I mean Chevy's, don't they?

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Old 04-23-2009, 07:59 PM   #14
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AH come on..that's a friggen expensive windshield...rain sensing is not cheap people ..LOL.
At least we can see how well our Astra will take a beating .

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Old 04-23-2009, 09:38 PM   #15
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I think it's called "nobody in planet USA know what the car is anyways" (except for the 10 of us, oh, and our dealers; oh, and ION owners who are bitter).

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I think it's called "nobody in planet USA know what the car is anyways" (except for the 10 of us, oh, and our dealers; oh, and ION owners who are bitter).
lmao, so now i have to drive with "yES, iT'S A sATURN" on my windshield...

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