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Re: Movie Review

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From: Max Heim <>
Date: Fri, 9 Apr 1999 10:41:01 -0700
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 
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>From: <>
>To: <>
>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 
>first DVDs
>>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 
>least part
>>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 
>and looks
>>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!
>>Bill Spohn
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Max Heim
'66 MGB GHN3L76149
Runs great, 
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.

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