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W116 movie appearance
« on: 17 May 2014, 05:25 AM »
Just got home from the new movie "Chef".  Not surprisingly it is about a chef.  However, the main character drives a beautiful US spec w116.  You never see the model designation, but it is a lovely metallic green long wheelbase in great shape with bunt wheels and perfect black interior.  The movie is a complete chick-flick: divorced couple remarry to delight of cute 10 year old son etc.  However the car makes several appearances and maintains a stoic silence the whole time. One (three pointed) star.
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Re: W116 movie appearance
« Reply #1 on: 23 May 2014, 04:13 AM »
In the recent Richard Gere film, Arbitrage, his 'bit on the side' drives a W116. Unfortunately, it is destroyed in a crash.
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Re: W116 movie appearance
« Reply #2 on: 23 May 2014, 05:41 AM »
i was watching Munich with Eric Bana (australian croat!) last night and one of the guys who gets blown up has his family chauffeured around in a black 116...rocky IV and condorman from memory also had good 116 roles.
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Re: W116 movie appearance
« Reply #3 on: 23 May 2014, 03:03 PM »
I've seen that Arbitrage and was pleasantly surprised when the W116 showed up. Shame it was wrecked but at least it got a nice prominent role.

I'm surprised I don't remember seeing one in Munich. That was a good flick.

In the Dirty Harry movie 'The Dead Pool' a silver W116 is blown to pieces by one of the little remote control cars with a bomb attached. I think that might have been the worst Dirty Harry movie of them all... They show a mint 450SEL and then it cuts to a gutted 280SEL for the explosion.


There's also a nice silver-green W116 in that 'Bend It' movie about 'Beckham', briefly.


I'll give this Chef movie a go.
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Re: W116 movie appearance
« Reply #4 on: 23 May 2014, 03:15 PM »
The Showtime series "The Americans" has had a 116 in just about every episode.
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Re: W116 movie appearance
« Reply #5 on: 01 June 2014, 03:17 PM »
"Act of Valor" (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1591479/) has a scene where a squad of Navy SEALs raid a factory in Mexico, loaded up on trucks, and some guy tries to stop them with a Milan Brown 116 (300SD I think).
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Re: W116 movie appearance
« Reply #6 on: 02 June 2014, 03:21 AM »
There are two that stand out in my mind, firstly the car chase in the movie RONIN and the that over the top chase in LOST HIGHWAY
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Re: W116 movie appearance
« Reply #7 on: 02 June 2014, 03:56 AM »
Here is a small list of W116's in the movies....26 pages!
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http://www.imcdb.org/vehicles.php?make=mercedes+benz&model=w116

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Re: W116 movie appearance
« Reply #8 on: 10 June 2014, 06:18 PM »
"Act of Valor" (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1591479/) has a scene where a squad of Navy SEALs raid a factory in Mexico, loaded up on trucks, and some guy tries to stop them with a Milan Brown 116 (300SD I think).

And here it is, taking a knock :(
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Re: W116 movie appearance
« Reply #9 on: 11 June 2014, 03:56 AM »
The neighbors in the new TV series 'The Goldbergs' have a 280S
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Re: W116 movie appearance
« Reply #10 on: 21 July 2019, 04:35 PM »
Just watched "Chef", it has a anthracite gray 6.9 in immaculate condition.  You can see the car several times in the movie.
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt2883512/

you can see it in this trailer
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt2883512/videoplayer/vi3075386649?ref_=tt_ov_vi
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