"Cruise" main character drives a GN

WE4REAL

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#6
How'd this kid have a GN in 1987 when it was new? Whose car is that in real life? I would watch it for the babes alone. Hope it's not a V8 powered GN.
 

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#7
How'd this kid have a GN in 1987 when it was new? Whose car is that in real life? I would watch it for the babes alone. Hope it's not a V8 powered GN.
About 2 years ago, there was a female forum member here from Long Island (friend of mine) who mentioned in a post that she was approached by the production company asking to use her car for the movie. She opted out.

Don't know who's car they chose after that.
 

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#9
How'd this kid have a GN in 1987 when it was new? Whose car is that in real life? I would watch it for the babes alone. Hope it's not a V8 powered GN.
I was 23 in 1986 when I got mine. I was fortunate to have a descent job and a supporting grandma (lower interest rate loan) that helped me out.
There were quite a few "kids" driving dad's GN at the time.
 
#10
She told me that as well
pretty sure the car is a local NY guy
heard a rumor they blew the transmission while filming. Lots of familiar cars and the cop car is my buddy Jays
 

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#12
Has anyone watched this movie yet? It's got me curious about the car related stuff. Eye candy doesn't hurt either.......
Actually, the eye candy stuff is kinda depressing. Because I remember when I was running around the area with broads like this and these days, every now and then, I run into them.

Boy! How things have changed! They don't look as good as they used too. And neither do I.

But life goes on.........
 
#13
I watched it on demand last night I liked it the wife thought it was horrible.I wonder who’s car it was it had a whole gauge package cut into the passengers side dash above the glove box.
 
#14
Just got done watching it during my flight to Houston for work.

Wow did that bring back memories for me. In 86, I had a black and gold IROC-Z TPI and as an Italian, I absolutely lived the stereotype (sad to say, lol). In 88, I upgraded to a new Vette (added BBS wheels, Greenwood body kit and some small bolt-ons...). I wasn't rich, I just spent all my working money on cars like a dope. A group of my college friends nicknamed me "cruise" because I spent most weekends cruising for chicks and cruising the scene. I also did a lot of street racing back then. Not much could beat me light to light except this boxy black Buick. I hated the Grand National back then. Would walk right by me. Just like the movie, I've seen races go bad too with someone having an accident.

Granted, I grew up in the NJ shadows of Philadelphia so while I was not from Queens or NY, we had our share of places to cruise and race. Route 73 in front of Marlton 8 movie theater was typically the drag strip. Lol. Then of course we had front street in Philly which is famous in our area for street racing back in the day. I cruised the Jersey shore quite a bit in those days too.

Heck of a soundtrack too if you like that music.

The sound of the GN was disappointing though.

Fun movie overall. Made the flight easier for sure.

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#15
Great movie.
I only saw one vehicle flaw. The white with white top LX convertible, it had pony wheels on it. Those didn't exist in 87. But other than that, it was a very good movie. Even though they used POS v8 sounds for the GN, there were quiet a few cruising scenes that had the un-deniable sound of the LC2 purring along. Lotta moving and a shakin going on in that GN too. Hubba hubba. :cool: Being a "80's die hard, I'll give it a 9 out of 10. In closing, if you took the car addiction from Christine, added in some racing and crusing action from American Graffiti, mixed it with Risky Business craziness and a smidge of Karate Kid love story, but with a lot more action, you've got Cruise. If you were a teenager in the late 80's, you will definitely get this movie. I enjoyed it.

-Patrick-