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Steelyard Blues, Movie, 1973 IMDB

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Also known as:

  • The Final Crash
  • Una squillo per quattro svitati (Italy)

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dsl SX

2013-03-15 22:05

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My favourite Donald Sutherland film. Demolition derby footage from opening sequence 02:45-04:10. No film characters are directly involved in this footage, apart from some cabin shots of Donald driving with these as a backdrop, so this
CougarTim wrote I think we've seen some of this footage before in other movies

may well be true, so have not created pages apart from the Dodge Power breakdown truck. Comments/IDs as supplied before page clean-up.

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707 is an early '50s Plymouth and black/white 95 is a 1958 Mercury (CougarTim)

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The silver car is a 1957 Chrysler of some kind. (Ddey65)
One of the two pics of the '57 Chrysler also includes a 1956-57 Lincoln. (Ddey65)

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Yellow 82 is a 1956 Lincoln (CougarTim)

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#44 Late-1950s Mercury. Man, they go as fast as Star Trek extras with red uniforms. (Ddey65)
Black 44 is yet another 1957 Mercury (CougarTim)

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#169 - 1953 Chevrolet unknown. (Ddey65)
1953 Chevrolet One-Fifty Special (rjluna2)

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The car in the claw is a 1951 Chevrolet (CougarTim)

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1957 Ford (CougarTim)

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rjluna2 US

2013-03-16 21:39

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Good work, dsl :)

dsl SX

2013-03-17 02:56

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Scrapyard at 00:13:35 - the only footage of this part of the yard and none of content recurs elsewhere:
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A lion called Cadillac:
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Theme tune:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fAdLOwcN89Y

-- Last edit: 2013-03-18 01:22:23

Sandie SX

2013-03-17 02:58

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Well done :beer:

dsl SX

2013-03-17 17:01

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:king: It's a great film, very funny, chaotic, and well recommended so deserved a good attempt.

Thanks to everyone who helped (particularly with my technical problems).

dsl SX

2013-03-17 20:30

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Planes for impdb:

Consolidated PBY Catalina - http://www.answers.com/topic/consolidated-pby-catalina . The gang's attempts to get a derelict one flying again are a main part of the storyline - lots of footage inside and out with these just a selection (titles include the timing). A plane may have been harmed during the making of this film.
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A second example in a US Navy hangar (or could actually be the first one cleaned up if the producers cheated??)
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N2138X = 1965 Cessna 337 Super Skymaster C/N 337-0038 - http://www.airport-data.com/aircraft/N2138X.html
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Bits from N7627C (first issue of number) = Grumman F7F-3 Tigercat C/N 80410 - http://www.airport-data.com/aircraft/N7627C.html#aircraft384539
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Jane Fonda's bedroom
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CougarTim US

2013-03-17 22:59

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I love the Catalina. It's such an ungainly looking beast.

antp BE

2013-03-18 16:50

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About archived comments: I think that the ratio is still not exactly right. But I come a little late...
And about the pics not updating when re-uploaded to the site, just press F5 or click "Refresh page" to force the browser to download the new picture.

lightninboy US

2013-03-19 04:58

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Steelyard Blues is supposed to have a good soundtrack.
http://www.allmusic.com/album/steelyard-blues-mw0000893286

dsl SX

2013-03-19 05:59

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It does - have posted the youtube link to the main theme above. The CD is unobtainable now without paying huge amounts, so explore other routes .... ;)

Corkeyandpals US

2013-06-24 21:52

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Aircraft at: http://impdb.org/index.php?title=Steelyard_Blues

dsl SX

2014-06-11 17:06

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1st comment above for opening demolition derby sequence, CougarTim wrote "I think we've seen some of this footage before in other movies" - see main page comment pictures from ep1.21 of Rockford Files - looks like same track, but another event/meeting as car numbers don't obviously match.

Skywatcher68 US

2016-12-02 23:53

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Pontiac Ambulance and Studebaker turn up again five months later in Steel Arena.

-- Last edit: 2016-12-03 00:02:41

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