Author (saundragorder). Submitted on Thu, 14 Jun 2012
If you’re unsure about which car make or model has been the most successful in terms of movie product placements, look no further than the Ford Mustang. This car has been in production for just a little over 45 years, but has already starred in more than 500 movies, with most of those roles becoming so iconic that they are forever burned into the mindsets of moviegoers.
From classy James Bond films to gritty post-apocalyptic movies, adding a Ford Mustang into the mix usually meant turning the attention from the plot and acting to the sheer awesomeness of the Mustang. This is why most Mustang appearances have turned into unabashed, adrenaline-pumping chase scenes. Here are a few examples:
Diamonds Are Forever
In Sean Connery’s last outing as the dapper British secret agent, there was a scene where he took a 1971 Mustang Mach 1 Fastback balancing on two wheels through a tight alley. The car entered the alley on its right wheels and came out on the left wheels in what looked like a continuity goof. It is better though to think that Bond was so good a driver that he somehow managed to make the car hop from one set of wheels to the other.
Gone in 60 seconds
Imagine this: an almost-forty minute car chase that destroyed a grand total of 93 cars. This movie had no plot to speak of, which is why it had to have some big car chase scene smack dab in the middle. And surprisingly, it delivered. The car-chase scene in this 1974 film—became so iconic that the entire movie was re-made in 2000.
What do you get when you cross Steve McQueen and a 1968 Ford Mustang GT390 Fastback? Even Saskatoon residents would be familiar with the iconic car chase that pitted McQueen’s Ford against a cursed Charger? Sadly, as any Saskatoon Ford dealership would tell you, that particular car is in a museum. But you can build one like it, or buy a similar model.
I Am Legend
A perfect example of a Mustang stealing the show would be the car’s appearance in this 2007 movie. Imagine driving a powerful Mustang through the empty streets of dystopic Manhattan with no one on the road to bother you. It’s quite a rush, though you’d have to watch out for deer and lions. Saskatoon Ford dealerships would tell you that the car was a 2007 Shelby Mustang GT500.
Saskatoon Ford dealerships would also tell you that you can watch a lot of other movies that starred the Ford Mustang—The Princess Diaries, Death Race, Goldfinger, A Cinderella Story, and Hollywood Homicide, to name a few. For more information, check out motorauthority.com/news/1020120_45-years-of-the-ford-mustang-in-movies-over-500-films.
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