Sunday, October 17th 2010
Netflix's on demand service is growing daily. Over the last few weeks I've been taking down the names of awesome car movies found on Netflix's on demand service. We started posting the links here in this post. Some of the ones that stuck out were Cannonball Run II, Over the Top, Gator, XXX, Convoy, etc. The best part is they're all instant play no waiting*.
If you're not familiar with Netflix's service. Let me explain. It's easier than ever to watch movies at home without stepping foot outside your front door. For a small fee of 8.99 a month you get access to hundreds of movies available instantly online through your computer or streaming device*. Not to mention Netflix's DVD mailing service. You can browse through movies you'd like to see and place them in a queue. Your first title will come in the mail, watch it or keep it for as long as you like (no late fees). Once you return it (paid postage provided by Netflix) they'll mail the next one on your list. Between the two bundled services you can find just about anything you're looking to watch.
For those who may already be using Netflix's streaming service*. Let me fill you in on a box that's changing how you watch your favorite online titles. Before most fokes used their computer to view Netflix on-demand. However with the new Roku streaming box, you can sit in the comfort of your living room while you watch those great car movies on your big screen. The Roku box retails for about $99 dollars (depending on the model). The interesting fact is you can watch more than just Netflix using the box. There are hundreds of Roku free/paid channels and content providers. It's a steal. You can find out more about the Roku streaming box using our Amazon link below.
* Denotes Internet Connection Required
The Big List Starts Here!
Smokey and the Bandit on Netflix
Smokey and the Bandit II on Netflix
Convoy on Netflix
The Cannonball Run on Netflix
Bullitt on Netflix
Christine on Netflix
Corvette Summer on Netflix
Mad Max on Netflix
Knight Rider: Season 1 on Netflix
Gator on Netflix
The A-Team: Season 1 on Netflix
XXX on Netflix
The Fast and the Furious on Netflix
2 Fast 2 Furious on Netflix
Pawn Stars: Season 1 on Netflix
Days of Thunder on Netflix
Ghostbusters 2 on Netflix
Lock Up on Netflix
Octane on Netflix
American Muscle Car: Season 1 on Netflix
Thelma & Louise on Netflix
Car Wash on Netflix
Gamer on Netflix
Die Hard on Netflix
Cars That Changed the Automobile Industry on Netflix
Modern Marvels: Monster Trucks on Netflix
NASCAR: The IMAX Experience on Netflix
Category: Movies (9), TV (6), Ghostbusters (13), Knight Rider (5), Sylvester Stallone (2), Chris Farley (2), Videos (9), A-Team (4), Pawn Stars (2)
Tags: concept, netflix, ondemand
Monday, February 1st 2010
Holy Schnikes, On Screen Cars is featuring the Plymouth Belvedere GTX from Tommy Boy! We could only hope that Chris Farley would have reacted that way to this post. We'll do our best to honor his memory. But let's talk about the car! If you've seen the movie Tommy Boy, you would agree that it deserves mention on this site. The two main characters are seen in the car through out most of the film. For the benefit of those who have not seen the film, I will offer a short spoiler-free summary.
Tommy Callahan Jr. (played by Chris Farley) has just finished college and returns home to Ohio to work at his father's automotive parts manufacturing plant, Callahan Auto. Shortly after Tommy returns home his dad Tom Sr. gives some news that he will be getting re-married to a younger lady (who happens to be a gold digger). The wedding takes place with tragedy striking as Big Tom Callahan Sr. dies during the reception. The company is in jeopardy and Tommy Boy decides to hit the road with his buddy Richard (David Spade) in the GTX to see if they can save the company from going under. That's about the extent I can go without spoiling the movie.
Don't forget there's more.
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This is probably the last scene where the Cragar SS
wheels are still looking good. In this scene Tommy was trying to get the drivers door shut after bending it backwards.
Early in the movie, Richard says "I dropped in a 440 Magnum with a six-pack." I hate to burst Richard's bubble, but in the clip above you can that the engine has an air-cleaner for a single four barrel, 440 Commando. After looking at a real
440 Six Pack breather you can see the difference. The engine is also a "Commando" and not a "Magnum." Keep in mind that these cars came stock with either a 440 Super Commando or optional 426 Hemi. It's not completely Hollywood's fault. It's possible that multiple cars were used. The un-damaged version of the car could have a non-stock 440 Magnum with a Six Pack.
The missing door was replaced with a child safety gate, like the one seen here
The door was later replaced by a piece of card board. You can also see that the convertible top has been replaced with a blue tarp.
That over pass reminds of the Blues Brothers.
Tommy Boy is one of the funniest Chris Farley movies of all time. Farley and Spade always come through in every film they're in together. Far as the car factor goes, I'd have to say it's a ten. It's not popular as a car movie. But I think it diffidently qualifies as one. One last interesting fact before we sign off. This isn't the last movie David Spade drives a 1967 Plymouth GTX. Mater of fact, Spade drives one later in Joe Dirt. Don't worry, On Screen Cars will be bringing that car movie as well! See ya next time.
Category: Tommy Boy (1), 1967 Plymouth GTX (1), Chris Farley (2), David Spade (1)
Tags: car, plymouth, gtx, 1967, movie