Not always, but usually where there is a car chase, there is a car jump. The Gone in Sixty Seconds bridge jump is no exception. The film comes to a climax as Memphis Rains nears his delivery deadline. After being chased through town by Castlebeck and the LAPD, Memphis is confronted with what looks like a dead end. A car crash on the Vincent Thomas Bridge.
Memphis stops for a second to look for a way out. Memphis will do anything to save his baby brother. Ahead he spots a roll-back tow vehicle with the bed down. Perfect! A jump ramp. He jumps back into Eleanor to back up and prepare for jump. Castle Beck pulls up from behind thinking he's got his mouse. Memphis floors the GT 500 and bangs through the gears. The camera shows several angles, including a speedo shot approaching 100 mph. Memphis flys through the air and clears the crash scene while scraping the top of an ambulance. Memphis lands with a swerve or two. But he quickly gains control. How did they do it?
If I were Castlebeck, I would have given up at this point. Memphis seems to be nearly unstoppable. The jump is amazing. Granted there's a quite bit of movie magic going on. The whole jump staged in three pieces. But it's still some what believable (at heart). At least three Eleanors were used for this jump alone. Not to mention a Computer Generated Graphics (CGI) version as well. Two cars were completely destroyed. One was loss in the initial part of the jump on the ramp. The second was lost on a long jump during the landing. A third car was suspended by wires for the in-flight shots. The CGI car filled in the gaps. All of the stunts performed in the film were coordinated by Johnny Martin . Johnny also did stunt work in films Live Free Die Hard, The Italian Job, and The Matrix Reloaded.
Vincent Thomas Bridge - Scene Site
Even though the jump is some what fake. I totally enjoyed it. I think it deserves mention in our Famous Jumps section. It will live on in the hearts of movie car fans every where. Even if it's cheesy. I did find a great remake someone did in Grand Theif Auto IV on YouTube. Take a look at the clip below. Muztang2 did a great job of putting this together. By the way. A piece of trivia for ya. The Vincent Thomas Bridge was also used in the filming of the original Gone in Sixty Seconds. Your job is to find where and when in the film. Comment to us your best answer. Till next time. Keep your Mustangs on the ground! See ya next time at OnScreenCars.com
Can you remember the names of any of the 50 ladies from Gone In Sixty Seconds (2000)? I'm sure you can remember at least Eleanor. Not to mention Sway played by Angelina Jolie. But she's not on the list. But ya get my point. I found a copy of the list that was once on the promo site. If you remember from the movie they gave the cars, girls names to help cover their conversation on the 2 way radios. Another interesting trick was the use of Invisible UV Marking Ink Pensto help hide the list. It was very affective until Detective Castlebeck finds the pieces of the black light left behind. Guys and girls have often named their cars girl's names. What do you call your ride? Let us know in the forums or comment. Till next time, don't use aerosol cans in unapproved ways. Castlebeck's watching ya Memphis Rains!
1 ) 1999 Aston Martin DB7 - Mary
2 ) 1962 Aston Martin DB1 - Barbara
3 ) 1999 Bentley Arnage - Lindsey
4 ) 1999 Bentley Azure - Laura
5 ) 1964 Bentley Continental - Alma
6 ) 1959 Cadillac El Dorado - Madeline
7 ) 1958 Cadillac El Dorado Brougham - Patricia
8 ) 1999 Cadillac Escalade - Carol
9 ) 2000 Cadillac El Dorado STS - Daniela
10 ) 1957 Chevrolet Bel Air Convertible - Stefanie
11 ) 1969 Chevrolet Camaro Z28 - Erin
12 ) 1953 Chevrolet Corvette - Pamela
13 ) 1967 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Big Block - Stacey
14 ) 2000 Ford F350 4x4 modified pick-up - Anne
15 ) 1971 DeTomaso Pantera - Kate
16 ) 1969 Dodge Daytona - Vanessa
17 ) 1998 Dodge Viper Coupe GTS - Denise
18 ) 1995 Ferrari 355 B - Diane
19 ) 1997 Ferrari 355 F1 - Iris
20 ) 1967 Ferrari 265 GTB4 - Nadine
21 ) 1999 Ferrari 550 Maranello - Angelina
22 ) 1987 Ferrari Testarosa - Rose
23 ) 1956 Ford T-Bird - Susan
24 ) 2000 GMC Yukon - Megan
25 ) 1999 HumVee 2-Door Pickup - Tracy
26 ) 1999 Infiniti Q45 - Rachel
27 ) 1994 Jaguar XJ 220 - Bernadene
28 ) 1999 Jaguar XK8 Coupe - Deborah
29 ) 1990 Lamborghini LM SUV - Gina
30 ) 1999 Lexus LS 400 - Hillary
31 ) 1999 Lincoln Navigator - Kimberley
32 ) 1957 Mercedes Benz 300 SL/Gullwing - Dorothy
33 ) 1999 Mercedes Benz CL 500 - Donna
34 ) 1999 Mercedes Benz S 600 - Samantha
35 ) 1998 Mercedes Benz SL 600 - Ellen
36 ) 1950 Mercury Custom - Gabriela
37 ) 1971 Plymouth Hemi Cuda - Shannon
38 ) 1969 Plymouth Superbird - Jessica
39 ) 1965 Pontiac GTO - Sharon
40 ) 1999 Porsche 996 - Tina
41 ) 2000 Porsche Boxster - Marsha
42 ) 1961 Porsche Speedster - Natalie
43 ) 1988 Porsche 959 - Virginia
44 ) 1997 Porsche 911 Twin Turbo - Tanya
45 ) 2000 Rolls Royce Stretch Limousine - Grace
46 ) 1966 Shelby AC Cobra- Ashley
47 ) 1967 Shelby Mustang GT 500 - Eleanor
48 ) 2000 Toyota Landcruiser - Cathy
49 ) 1998 Toyota Supra Turbo - Lynn
50 ) 2000 Volvo Turbo Wagon R - Lisa
Have you ever wanted to drive a Back to the Future Delorean? That dream may be achievable for some lucky people. However for the rest of us there is a sweet video game modification that allows you to virtually live that dream. A group of Back to the Future fans made a total conversion pack built on the popular game Grand Thief Auto: Vice City and San Andres. Not only can you drive a Back to the Future Delorean. You can drive a number of vehicles seen in the trilogy. Wanta take a spin in the old west? How about the Delorean from the third film? Is flying your thing? How about the version from second film? Even the ELB Time Machine train is available.
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Each of the Delorean cars feature keyboard shortcut activated time circuits. Not to mention working lights and effects. Of course at 88 miles per hour you will see sparks followed by two fire trails left behind as your Delorean travels through time. Each car also has features for the respected version. For example you can run out of pultonium. As mentioned before, the second film version flys.
Oh wait. Did I mention a treat for the Knight Rider fans? There is a the KITT mini-mod as well. You can drive KITT in different modes include the "Super Pursuit Mode." Fire lasers and other neat gadgets as well. These great tv / movie car game mods can be found at moddb.com (direct links below). We'll that's all for now. We'll keep ya informed of other great On Screen Cars happenings! See ya next time.
Reference: GTA: Vice City - Back to the Future, KITT - Knight Rider