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Can anyone here identify this car from AG........... They'd called it a '68 Mk11 Cortina which its obviously not but what is it ??? Looks like a Toyoto Corolla to me......



 

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Makes you wonder, I got the impression they sealed off Petaluma at night for the filming. Makes you wonder how it snuck in, at the time of filming it would have been an almost new car. Subliminal advertising?
 

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Makes you wonder, I got the impression they sealed off Petaluma at night for the filming. Makes you wonder how it snuck in, at the time of filming it would have been an almost new car. Subliminal advertising?
Subliminal Advert worked on me , I owned a Corrola as a daily for a while , it was small round and Brown and had , wait for it ........................the Turd written on the Tailgate :eek:
 

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Makes you wonder, I got the impression they sealed off Petaluma at night for the filming. Makes you wonder how it snuck in, at the time of filming it would have been an almost new car. Subliminal advertising?
it was delivering pizza to the film crew when the film was made and took a wrong turn :incheek:
 

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it was delivering pizza to the film crew when the film was made and took a wrong turn :incheek:
hurtz, re your edit reason.

that could be embarrassing.....:incheek::lol::whistle:

Sid.
 

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Goofs in American Graffiti

Speaking of goofs..............

Continuity: While John and Carol are cruising, the pack of Camels rolled up in John's sleeve switch front showing to back showing through the shirt fabric.

Continuity: John Milner's hot rod is missing the front license plate in some scenes.

Anachronisms: Television sets in the store window are early-1970s models.

Anachronisms: The coin telephone at Mel's is a model that didn't go into general use until the late 1960s.

Continuity: The license plate on the Studebaker with the girls from Turlock is the same as the plate on Steve's '58 Chevy.

Anachronisms: When John is stopped by the policeman, he's a few feet from a movie theater. The movie poster is for Cabaret (1972).

Factual errors: In the final scene Curt walks toward the airplane's open door to board while the number one engine (left outboard) is starting up. In real life, a pilot would never start an engine on the boarding side with a door still open and passengers behind a running engine.

Anachronisms: When Milner has a run-in with Officer Holstein, the Wolfman Jack montage on the radio contains a clip from the song "Grazing In The Grass" by the Friends of Distinction, released in 1969.

Continuity: When Carol is on the hood of the car being shaving-creamed, she covers the front windshield with shaving cream and jumps off, but as she runs around the car, there's no shaving cream anywhere on it.

Anachronisms: The pinball machines that the Pharaohs rob are all newer than the 1962 setting of the film. Buckaroo-1965 Base Hit-1967; Royal Guard-1968; Wild Wild West-1969; SkyRocket-1970; Vampire-1971.

Miscellaneous: When Terry is trying to buy liquor, the sign on the door of the liquor store, although apparently appropriate to the period ("Winston" ad), says "Push" on the "Pull" side of the door.

Continuity: While talking to Kurt at the radio station, Wolfman Jack pulls the tone arm off of a turntable. Seconds later, he does it again.

Anachronisms: Guitar played by lead guitarist of "Flash Cadillac & The Continental Kids" at the sock hop plays a post-1966 Fender Stratocaster (with the CBS headstock, and a rosewood fretboard which wasn't made till late '62).

Anachronisms: In one of the first cruising scenes where Toad is trying out his new wheels, he drives past a 1967 Impala parked on the curbside.

Miscellaneous: Just before Curt goes to sit down on the car to watch TV he is running through the intersection on foot and behind him there is a 1973 Olds Cutlass.

Continuity: When Falfa's car rolls over, the trunk lid is open. When it blows up it is closed.

Miscellaneous: Toad crashes his Vespa and walks away, and in the very next shot it is standing up and nicely parked.

Continuity: When Wolfman is talking to Curt, the position of the top-right-hand tape in the rack behind him keeps moving up and down by one slot between shots.

Continuity: Milner stops at the gas station to open his headers in preparation for the race with Falfa, but there is exhaust visible from his tailpipes at the back of the car (due to the cold weather) as he's at the starting line on Paradise Road.

Continuity: When Carol and Milner jump out of the car to get the car full of girls, they leave the doors open. When running back in, the doors have been closed.

Anachronisms: When Carol and John are walking through the junkyard they go past many 1963, 1962, 1961, and 1960 cars. It would be improbable for these "late model" cars to already be in a junkyard in 1963. There is a 1963 Studebaker Lark, a 1961 Pontiac, and a 1960 Ford for instance.

Continuity: After Falfa rolls his Chevy, Milner aids him up the slope to the roadside. Falfa clearly has his white cowboy hat in his hand. Edit scene to the Chevy explosion. Scene cuts back to Milner handing Falfa his white cowboy hat.

Continuity: As Toad pours the Old Harper into a coke bottle, it's twilight. When Toad gets back into the car and hands Debbie her drink, the passenger window reveals total darkness. Moments later (after Toad and Debbie discover the car missing) they're walking down a dirt road in the sunlight.

Continuity: In the beginning, Falfas' 55 has chrome wheels. But when he rolls the car, it has painted wheels.

Anachronisms: At the airport when Curt is ready to leave for college, there is a 1964 van parked nearby.

Crew or equipment visible: When John Milner is cruising the strip for the first time he is supposedly alone in his rod, however right after the guy in the black coupe tells John to watch out for the cops, you can see that there's someone in the passenger seat beside him.

Continuity: When Milner gets blasted with the shaving cream, he wipes it away with his hand - all but a small smudge between his eyes. Even though he missed this smudge, it's clearly gone the next time we see his face.

Continuity: The popsicle the radio station DJ is eating disappears.

Continuity: Amount of shaving cream on the car when Milner and the young girl began blasting it on there.

Continuity: Toad backs Steve's car into another car, but his rear bumper is clearly undamaged in all subsequent scenes.

Anachronisms: Curt watches "The Adventures of Ozzie & Harriet" (1952) on televisions in a store window, sometime close to midnight. Sitcom reruns were not late-night staples in 1962, and "Ozzie & Harriet" was never scheduled later than 9:00 PM in prime time.

Continuity: In the latter half of the film, it's alternately sunrise/still night between shots.

Continuity: In some scenes, John Milner's yellow coupe has a windshield wiper on the driver's side; in other scenes it doesn't have it.

Boom mic visible: During the Curt/Wolfman scene, the boom mic is seen moving in the reflection on the studio window behind Wolfman Jack.

Continuity: For the original release, John Milner was shown to have died in June 1964, for the re-release John was shown to have died in December 1964. This was done for continuity's sake prior to the release of "More American Grafitti".

Revealing mistakes: In the scenes with the convertible Volkswagen Beetle, the exterior of the car is painted a shiny candy apple red. However, the interior shots reveal the door panels being painted white.

Revealing mistakes: When Falfa's '55 Chevy rolls over and reveals the inside of the trunk, it can be seen that the car used in the movie was originally white, and not black.

Anachronisms: The Citroen 2CV Kurt drives, which has three windows on each side, was not in production until 1966.

Anachronisms: The Beach Boys song "All Summer Long" - which plays over the end credits - was released in the Summer of 1964 although the movie is set in the Summer of 1962, some two years before the song's release.

Errors made by characters (possibly deliberate errors by the filmmakers): When Carol first runs from the girls' car to Milner's car, she automatically knows to open the car door with the inside door handle even though there's one on the outside.

Factual errors: The radio station that we hear in the movie with Wolfman Jack is XERB in MEXICO, so Curt could not stop by and talk to him.

Errors in geography: Falfa and Milner race on Paradise just before sunrise. Paradise Road runs west out of Modesto, but the sun was rising over the mountains, which are clearly visible in the near distance. That shot was likely taken from the ocean side of the Pacific Coast Range near Petaluma, somewhere off of Lakeville Highway.

Continuity: While listening to Wolfman Jack at Mel's, Curt hears the Wolfman say that he'll be going off the air in five minutes at midnight. Curt goes to the studio to make a request, but the clock in the background shows that it's only 7:25 pm.

...............oh , and there's a Toyota Corolla in it as well!!!!
 

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California Kid trivia

Just found this on the imdb site.
California Kid trivia......

Continuity: The engine in the real '34 Ford was just a plain 302 Ford with a single four barrel carb. To make it appear more of a hot rod engine, the engine actually shown to Sheriff Roy Childress is the 327 Chevy from the yellow '32 coupe from American Graffiti with 4 two barrel carbs.
 

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AG and TLB engine is dubbed over the engine noise in Smokey and the Bandit.

When Kurt shouts out "Standby for Justice" in the Merc,he was supposed to be sitting in the window opening,however,he's a little too Porky so they had to have a platform made for him to stand on .
 

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British car/US movie trivia:

American Grafitti: Austin Healey (Frogeye) Sprite, Morris Minor, mk2 Jaguar.
Christine: mk2 Cortina which is rammed by Christine
Starsky & Hutch: mk2 Cortina in Hutch's front garden
 
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