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I wonder whatever happened to the 1972 Valiant from the cinematic release?

It was used for a few scenes which were filmed in spring 1972 for the European/ Australian theatrical version (the original, 1971 U.S. movie was released in November 1971).

The tractor-trailer is still around from that release (I seem to remember its being in the Burbank, Ca., area), but the car disappeared into obscurity... 

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I went back and watched it. When I first saw it I was just a kid and really didn't know what was going on. I found one thing they got wrong. At the end the Valiant seems to inexplicably gain a black vinyl top. The movie also lacks the typical Hollywood explosion at the end. 

It's funny, I actually had this car way back. My cousin just split with his first wife, bought this Valiant from my neighbors put a bunch of money into it but she wouldn't drive it. So, I ended up with it for free (not a bad deal). You can just about see it in the background. Slant 6 with automatic on the column.

 

 

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1 hour ago, Mike C. said:

I went back and watched it. When I first saw it I was just a kid and really didn't know what was going on. I found one thing they got wrong. At the end the Valiant seems to inexplicably gain a black vinyl top. The movie also lacks the typical Hollywood explosion at the end. 

It's funny, I actually had this car way back. My cousin just split with his first wife, bought this Valiant from my neighbors put a bunch of money into it but she wouldn't drive it. So, I ended up with it for free (not a bad deal). You can just about see it in the background. Slant 6 with automatic on the column.

 

 

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Is that the guy from Flock Of Seagulls ?

 

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😄We all had some crazy hair back then. My friends all had the hockey cut so I decided to go the other way with it. Long in front, short in back. eventually it was all long.

 

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24 minutes ago, JollySipper said:

That [lack of a dramatic explosion] is intentional........ Mr. Spielberg didn't want to have the huge explosion, said it was too cliche.

Not to mention that the tractor trailer was was equipped with a tanker which was marqued FLAMMABLE 

Truly anticlimactic end.

I love it.

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5 hours ago, JollySipper said:

That is intentional........ Mr. Spielberg didn't want to have the huge explosion, said it was too cliche.

Wait,are you serious?Spielberg thought that a huge explosion would be too cliche?Mr.Stephen Spielberg actually said that?Mr.special FX,explosion man,himself said that?That is really funny.🤣

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8 hours ago, NYLIBUD said:

Wait,are you serious?Spielberg thought that a huge explosion would be too cliche?Mr.Stephen Spielberg actually said that?Mr.special FX,explosion man,himself said that?That is really funny.🤣

Well, Duel was his first movie... That's not to say that you don't have a point -- Jaws used the sound effects from Duel : the tanker/Valiant going over the cliff provided the shark "snarls".

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17 hours ago, 1972coronet said:

Well, Duel was his first movie... That's not to say that you don't have a point -- Jaws used the sound effects from Duel : the tanker/Valiant going over the cliff provided the shark "snarls".

No I’m just joking.Duel was a great movie,and the ending was well executed.No explosion was necessary.

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