• Apr 14th 2006 at 1:04PM
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Sibling-site Luxist  has posted this flinch-inducing piece: Daniel Sadek, a real estate investor, is also producing the upcoming Eddie Griffin vehicle, Redline, an automotive-centered thriller. But not only is Sadek putting up a good amount of money for the movie itself, some of his cars will be used in the film as well, including a couple of Mercedes-Benz McLarens, a Ferrari Enzo and a Lamborghini Murcielago. Oh, and his $450,000 (see Comments) Porsche Carrera GT is set to be crashed in one scene.

Say it isn't so, Sadek!

(Thanks for the tip, Noah)

[Sources: Luxist, Speed.supercars.net]

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      • 9 Years Ago
      I'm sorry but... Eddie Griffin??? In a car flick? You could tell me the director will EAT the car on film and it would'nt be enough to make me want to see this.

      As far as publicity... I think it would be much better publicity to announce that one lucky moviegoer will WIN the car, and all you have to do to have a chance at winning is buy a ticket to this "movie".
      • 9 Years Ago

      English isn't your first language, is it Jason?

      Wasting such a special car is foolishly decadent and heartbreakingly stupid, no matter what your net worth. He might be wealthy in gold, but clearly not values. They could build an inexpensive copy for the "kill" scene and nobody would know the difference. What a shame.
      • 9 Years Ago
      "Normally, don't car companies just GIVE a movie crew their cars?"

      No they do not just give a movie their cars with no strings attached. They usually have big contracts that say explicitly what you can do with it. Blowing them up or crashing them is generally a no no because the companies don't want to see that on screen.
      • 9 Years Ago
      It'll create some hype...but still, what an idiot. Having the real cars in the movie is one thing...destroying one is another thing.

      I'm more inclined to not watch the movie because it just comes across as idiotic and gimmicky. Oh wait...it's a movie. I almost forgot that idiotic and gimmicky is par for the course.
      • 9 Years Ago
      Cars are just things. Yet I still find this very, very wrong. I don't even like it when they trash regular cars to make a film.

      Do we need an American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Vehicles?
      • 9 Years Ago
      Hey I found the trailer for anyone who is interested.http://www.dpccars.com/car-movies/05-30-06pageRedlinetheMovie.htm
      • 9 Years Ago
      Two weeks ago I was lucky enough to get a track ride in a Carrera GT at the Autobahn Country Club in Joliet, IL., it was a thrill. Especially when we did a 360 coming out of turn 12 on the south course. There had been rain during the morning but the racing lines were mostly dry, even the 911 line, however the track was slippery. The next time out the gentleman who owned the C GT put the car up against a guard rail going into turn 4. The damage to two humungous wheels and some carbon fiber parts probably added up to between $20,000 and $40,000. A number of people present were very upset that anybody would risk such a car in those conditions. At the time I defended the owner for his actions, he was driving his car under less than optimum conditions. For starters it was his car. The other point was that he really should learn to drive that beast under those conditions. Further he could afford it and the vehicle is not all that rare; some 1200 were produced world wide. As to this director, he will be wrecking a car that will have more examples than the iconic Porsche Carrera 2.7 R, RS and RSR series. The 2.7 Carrera Rs were street-based cars that were very successful racers. Its not like the guy is wrecking some actual race car, if he were intentionally wrecking a 917 I would join the crowd; he is not and I wont. The C GT was the fastest non-drag strip car that I have ever been in .
      • 9 Years Ago
      Haha people calling people like Daniel idiots...

      He is making/worth more than most of you will every be able to and you're calling them idiots. Get real.
      • 9 Years Ago
      What an idiot, if he doesn't want the cars, then give them to me!
      • 9 Years Ago
      Did anyone consider that this same model will no doubt undergo a fair amount of crash testing as part of its development anyway? In that light this seems to be a lot of fuss over nothing.
      • 9 Years Ago
      1. How do we know he's really gonna use his own car? He could just be claiming it for publicity.

      2. Actually, if he really does use his own, he is exceedingly stupid. Aside from wrecking a beautiful, rare auto, if the ONE chance he gives the stunt driver to get it right doesn't go just right, that's it. They don't get to practice the actual wreck b/c he only has one copy. Another car won't provide the same dynamics. If its not perfect, too bad, its gone. All they need to do is get some company to build a car (maybe a few for practice) with the body of the GT on some old 80's car's chassis and a fake interior. Simple. Done. Smart.

      Micheal Karesh: I'm in.
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