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1995 BMW 740iL [E38]

1995 BMW 740iL [E38] in The Game, Movie, 1997 IMDB

Class: Cars, Sedan — Model origin: DE — Made for: USA

1995 BMW 740iL [E38]

[*][*][*][*] Vehicle used a lot by a main character or for a long time

Comments about this vehicle

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Felipe BR

2004-09-09 18:10

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Salut!

Je crois, c'est un 740i et pas un 750i

Ralph DE

2005-01-18 00:50

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BMW E38 740i

drove by Michael Douglas

Adrian US

2006-03-16 23:21

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This is a US E38 750iL is used in quite a few scenes in this movie. No really aggressive driving though...maybe one scene - where the tire blows out, and Michael Douglas makes it fish-tail around a turn. Otherwise it's driven casually. This car is equipped with after-market wheels. Some awesome camera work of the car though. Great exterior and interior shots. There's a weird scene where the starter motor re-engages just after starting (when Michael Douglas leaves the hotel in a hurry) - apparently the E38 750iL has a unique starter motor system, where you do not have to hold the key down to start it. Just quickly turn the key, and let go, and the computer figures out how long to engage the starter to make the engine turn over. If you like the E38, watch this film. Great film all together. Must See!

-- Last edit: 2006-03-16 23:27:29

Adrian US

2006-03-23 19:58

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This is a `95-`97 E38 750iL. `95 was the 1st model year in the US for the E38.

G-MANN UK

2007-05-11 00:06

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There is no badge on the boot lid so you cannot tell for sure that this is a top-of-the-range 750iL, but the Michael Douglas character is pretty rich so he could probably afford one.

BMWE66 DE

2008-08-01 14:48

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It's a lightly-armoured BMW 740iL Protection.

Neptune US

2008-10-25 04:25

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By sound, the car seemed to have the free-breathing V8 (the torquey V12 sounded different) The V8 sound itself was for sure authentic.
The carís color appeared to be Solid Jet Black - Cosmos Black had a Metallic finish.

At one point in the film, the car catches air down a alleyway as Nicholas (Michael Douglas) tries to escape with Christine (Deborah Kara) from
the CRS group. When the big BMW lands, itís belly hits the road and sparks dance out from under it.

G-MANN UK

2008-10-27 11:50

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I'm not sure if I would trust the way a car sounds in a film (remember sounds can be over-dubbed). I remember Wickey said a Mercedes on one of the Bond films must be a diesel because it sounded like one, but I saw the boot badge and it wasn't.

matt0smith AU

2011-12-18 11:52

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Definitely sounds like an M62 V8 (would therefore be a 740iL given the US market) from the driving footage as opposed to an obvious dub from some other audio sample (it's possible that the audio was taken from another car, but not *probable* as it just wouldn't be worth the effort. All the audio from driving footage is consistent with the sounds the V8 makes.

The front image used above also shows the kidneys having matt black vertical slats, not the chromed vertical slats that were on the 750iL.

-- Last edit: 2011-12-18 11:54:37

Gag Halfrunt UK

2011-12-18 12:07

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If I remember the director's commentary correctly, all the car sound effects were specially recorded using the same make and model as far as possible. However, the sound recording was done on a race track in the USA, presumably with US-spec cars.

-- Last edit: 2011-12-18 12:09:46

e46fan888 US

2012-07-02 18:51

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in response to adrian the wheels on the car are not aftermarket, they were an option on the e39 body 5-series my mother had them on her '03 540 m sport

Nightrider RU

2012-07-02 19:25

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e46fan888 wrote my mother had them on her '03 540 m sport


Can you ask your mother to sign up here, she may be useful member.

PJ PL

2014-11-22 20:26

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They used at least two cars in the movie, one with black roof lining, the other with light gray.
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And those wheels do not look stock to me. ;)
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jettalover US

2014-11-22 23:52

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Factory wheels that were chromed and center cap changed?

Adrian US

2017-04-10 06:31

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Those wheels are NOT BMW stock wheels. There is a scene where the car is started, see my old comments above, it sounds a lot like a V-12 starter. The 740iLs were more available. Would have to see more shots of the car to be certain. And there were no chrome/aluminum slats in the kidney grilles for 750s. The E38s especially, some late Euro E32s had them but that's it.

Kowalski5599 CA

2018-11-04 03:52

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It's indicated in the IMDb trivia section that the sound was recorded by a member of the sound team who borrowed a friends BMW 540... although, there is no proof to guarantee this.

Terra US

2020-01-12 17:04

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-- Last edit: 2020-01-13 04:27:29 (chicomarx)

Terra US

2020-01-13 04:23

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None of the shots were suitable?

chicomarx BE

2020-01-13 04:35

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These shots are ok. But your source (Amazon Prime streaming video?) is not really 960 pixels.

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