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More Pintos in movies/shows
« on: January 01, 2012, 11:02:52 PM »
I had a heck of a time finding the Pintos In Movies topic so I'm doing another one. I'm watching Roseanne episodes on youtube and there was a very brief Pinto sighting in season 5 episode 10. The back part of what looked like a yellow early model sedan or Runabout. It was in a rock concert venue's parking lot. I just thought it was cool that it was one of the very few cars seen in the lot.  ;D
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Re: More Pintos in movies/shows
« Reply #1 on: January 01, 2012, 11:22:26 PM »
I looked again... it had big bumpers and skinny bodyside moldings. Maybe a '74?  Oh yes, I drooled. It was a Pinto. What could I do!? ;D
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Re: More Pintos in movies/shows
« Reply #2 on: January 01, 2012, 11:31:30 PM »
I looked again... it had big bumpers and skinny bodyside moldings. Maybe a '74?  Oh yes, I drooled. It was a Pinto. What could I do!? ;D

A '74?  You'd be automatically obligated to drool!!!
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Re: More Pintos in movies/shows
« Reply #3 on: January 02, 2012, 12:07:42 AM »
I was trying to find that post the other day also. The movie "The Gauntlet" with Clint Eastwood...whe n they came down off of the railroad tracks and was walking into whatever town it was, they walked by a Pinto. Couldn't really tell what year it was.

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Re: More Pintos in movies/shows
« Reply #4 on: January 02, 2012, 12:20:38 AM »
Was it a good movie? I've never heard of The Gauntlet. I know... I need to get out more... ::)
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Re: More Pintos in movies/shows
« Reply #5 on: January 02, 2012, 06:29:36 AM »
If you ever get a chance, the old Charlies Angels tv show has the Jacklin Smith character driving a Pinto, even has some car chases using a Pinto!

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Re: More Pintos in movies/shows
« Reply #6 on: January 02, 2012, 08:17:51 AM »
The Gauntlet is quite a classic movie...you've never heard of it? It's been around for 40 years lol....

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Re: More Pintos in movies/shows
« Reply #7 on: January 02, 2012, 03:23:32 PM »
I told you... I don't get out much. lol I know of Clint's spaghetti westerns, Dirty Harry, etc.  but as much as I enjoy movies, I don't watch a lot of them. I know that's crazy talk, from someone who lives in the same state that Hollywood is in. lol :P
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Re: More Pintos in movies/shows
« Reply #8 on: January 02, 2012, 07:27:28 PM »
you can search acters cars and stuff like that at this site
 
www.imcdb.org for cars www.imdb.com for acters
 
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Re: More Pintos in movies/shows
« Reply #9 on: January 04, 2012, 08:29:45 PM »
That yellow Pinto made another appearance in Roseanne... season 5 episode 17 at the end... Darlene is in the driver's seat and her boyfriend in the passenger seat. At first all you see is the passenger window frame (hmmm... familiar...) and I could make out the top of the driver's seat (maybe reupholstered?) then the camera backed off a little... and the door handle hollow showed... BINGO!  ;D Gawd I'm pathetic!
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Re: More Pintos in movies/shows
« Reply #10 on: January 06, 2012, 11:49:35 PM »
If you ever get a chance, the old Charlies Angels tv show has the Jacklin Smith character driving a Pinto, even has some car chases using a Pinto!

Actually It was driven by Kate Jackson (Sabrina).  It was an orange 1977 Runabout with a white top, sunroof and spoked hubcaps.  It also had orange/brown plaid seats.  I've been looking for one of these for the last few years... very hard to find. 

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Re: More Pintos in movies/shows
« Reply #11 on: January 08, 2012, 12:23:27 AM »
http://www.imcdb.org/vehicle_163-Ford-Pinto-1975.html thats the only pic of a 75 they had for the pinto and its in silence of the lambs. just wish it was a runabout

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Re: More Pintos in movies/shows
« Reply #12 on: January 08, 2012, 10:30:16 AM »
http://www.imcdb.org/vehicle_163-Ford-Pinto-1975.html thats the only pic of a 75 they had for the pinto and its in silence of the lambs. just wish it was a runabout

And parked behind it is a black Plymouth Horizon... the biggest POS car ever made.  My Mom traded her '73 Chevy Impala (2 door, fire engine red) for one of those back in '85.  She still regrets it.

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Re: More Pintos in movies/shows
« Reply #13 on: January 08, 2012, 12:25:49 PM »
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i got an 86 dodge omni for free once. same damn car. good on gas but yeah it was a pos

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Re: More Pintos in movies/shows
« Reply #14 on: January 08, 2012, 12:32:50 PM »
My first wife traded her '83 Cadillac Coupe Deville for a new '87 Plymouth Horizon in September of '82!  Her reasoning was that it was easier to park.  I said it was a disposable car and nothing else.  Well, it outlasted our marriage.  By the time she was finished with it and it had passed through both daughters, it had 228,000 miles on it with no serious repairs done.  All you had to do every day was fill it up with oil and check the gas!
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Re: More Pintos in movies/shows
« Reply #15 on: January 08, 2012, 01:43:24 PM »
I would've sworn the Pinto Clarice had was a '76.  Or... I mixed it up with the Pinto in that Sally Field pro-union movie (my brain is fried at the moment). :P
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« Reply #16 on: January 08, 2012, 02:41:55 PM »
My first wife traded her '83 Cadillac Coupe Deville for a new '87 Plymouth Horizon in September of '82!  Her reasoning was that it was easier to park.  I said it was a disposable car and nothing else.  Well, it outlasted our marriage.  By the time she was finished with it and it had passed through both daughters, it had 228,000 miles on it with no serious repairs done.  All you had to do every day was fill it up with oil and check the gas!
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That is astonishing, because the one my Mom bought in 1985 basically fell apart within 3 years under normal driving conditions.  I knew a few other people who had them at the time and they also agreed they were a POS.  I'll agree that they were good on gas and easy to park though.

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Re: More Pintos in movies/shows
« Reply #17 on: January 08, 2012, 08:07:00 PM »
Now I remember the movie. Norma Rae!  ;D
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Re: More Pintos in movies/shows
« Reply #18 on: January 08, 2012, 08:10:38 PM »
An interesting side note to this story:  I was so upset with her over the Horizon purchase that I refused to have ANYTHING to do with the car.  Probably never drove it more than a half dozen times in the four years we had it prior to our divorce.  On on of those rare occasions however, a Christmas shopping trip if I remember correctly, I noticed an idiot light flicker at times.  By the time it caught my eye, it would go out before I could see which one it was.  Finally determined it was the oil light so asked her, "When was the last time you checked the oil?"  She said, "I never check it... how do you do that?"  So I asked, "When was it changed last?"  She replied, "When was what changed?"  Turns out, that with just over 50,000 miles on the odometer, the car had never had an oil change, nor even had the dipstick pulled!  Oil was not even showing on the dipstick!  I bought five quarts and used four, plus a little from the fifth!  Drove the car home and made an appointment for an oil change the next day.  Had it changed once a week for the next several weeks.  I have always believed that the oily sludge that had built up in there is somehow what kept that engine from self-destructing like most of them did!  I know that doesn't make any real sense, but I can't come up with a better explanation!!!
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Re: More Pintos in movies/shows
« Reply #19 on: January 08, 2012, 08:53:36 PM »
I'll bet that's why my '75 Maverick (back in '95) stopped running... I don't believe the oil was changed in years because the oil was sludge and there was no print left on the filter itself! The radiator fluid was rust water. Other than that, it was a nice car, four door with that delicious pearlescent Ford blue interior...mmm mmm..... it never ran again after the oil change and radiator flush. :'(
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« Reply #20 on: January 08, 2012, 08:58:31 PM »
An interesting side note to this story:  I was so upset with her over the Horizon purchase that I refused to have ANYTHING to do with the car.  Probably never drove it more than a half dozen times in the four years we had it prior to our divorce.  On on of those rare occasions however, a Christmas shopping trip if I remember correctly, I noticed an idiot light flicker at times.  By the time it caught my eye, it would go out before I could see which one it was.  Finally determined it was the oil light so asked her, "When was the last time you checked the oil?"  She said, "I never check it... how do you do that?"  So I asked, "When was it changed last?"  She replied, "When was what changed?"  Turns out, that with just over 50,000 miles on the odometer, the car had never had an oil change, nor even had the dipstick pulled!  Oil was not even showing on the dipstick!  I bought five quarts and used four, plus a little from the fifth!  Drove the car home and made an appointment for an oil change the next day.  Had it changed once a week for the next several weeks.  I have always believed that the oily sludge that had built up in there is somehow what kept that engine from self-destructing like most of them did!  I know that doesn't make any real sense, but I can't come up with a better explanation!!!
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I'm sure that car had it's own guardian angel!  ;D

My 1996 Honda Civic was a oil leaker.  At the time I had no money to get it fixed, so I just kept adding oil when it got low.  A few times there was no oil showing on the dipstick and it still ran.  I could not believe the engine did not freeze up.  Well, I finally got it fixed in 2003.  I still have the car and drove it cross country twice.  It still runs great! 

I must digress.  This is a Pinto forum after all.  :P   Mods, sorry about the off-topic posts.  Cars are fun and even the same models can be very unique in many ways.

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Re: More Pintos in movies/shows
« Reply #21 on: January 08, 2012, 09:03:11 PM »
I'm sure that car had it's own guardian angel!  ;D


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