Rendezvouz featured a Ferrari, which one I can't recall (it never
appeared on camera). Still available from Classic Motorbooks. Short but
hair-raising. Pretty much unbelievable gall (and luck)... running red
lights on the Champs Elysee (sp?)... hitting 4th gear in one-lane
alleys... probably won't impress any San Franciscans -- they see Beemers
driven similarly every day...
Larry Clark had this to say:
>I remember reading that they hired Formula 1 drivers to do the stunt
>driving. My dad used to have a short film called "Rendezvous." It was
>made by strapping a movie camera to the front bumper of something
>fast (sounded Italian) and driving at unbelievable speeds through
>Paris. Ronin was the closest thing I've seen since. Too bad about the
>From: WSpohn4@aol.com <WSpohn4@aol.com>
>To: email@example.com <firstname.lastname@example.org>
>Date: Thursday, April 08, 1999 11:50 AM
>Subject: Movie Review
>>Here's a movie review. I know.... car group and all, but this one is
>>to automotive matters.
>>I rented the DVD of Ronin the other evening. De Niro was good, and
>>French sidekick, whose name escapes me was OK, but the rest of them
>>the red haired slightly bug-eyed female lead (whose brief romantic
>>with De Niro was as forgettable as her acting), didn't engage my
>>The real star of the movie, however, was the stunt driving.
>>It is better than anything I have seen since Bullitt (one of the
>>bought. Although De Niro and one of the other drivers are no Steve
>>and in any case no doubt had stunt drivers (I think Steve did at
>>of his own driving), the level of effects is truly excellent.
>>It is set in France in scenic surroundings, and the driving on
>>in the city, the WRONG way on autoroutes etc. is pretty thrilling
>>quite realistic - it doesn't look choreographed, and not every car
>>to grief bursts into flame; in short, it appears that some thought
>>went into that part of the shooting.
>>The good guys drive a nitrous burning Audi A8, as well as
>>Renault/Peugeot stuff, and the bad guys also a BMW and various other
>>For the squeamish - no nudity, but a fair bit of blood. Recommended!
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'66 MGB GHN3L76149
looks particularly bad since some SUV clown backed into it.
If you're near Mountain View, CA,
it's the red one with the silver bootlid.