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Catch Me If You Can, featured the Dersh, several DS as police cars, and a BX as a taxi.

The several DS's appear here @ 8.14 minutes into the clip, there are three of them.



The DS's can also be seen here @ 4.52 minutes into the clip.


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Watched 'Children of men' film yesterday....cr@p!
Apocalypse/mad max type jobby, must have cost all of a fiver to make :roll:

As Andmtcit??? on page one,big yellow barge thing, (you can tell I love these citroens can't you :lol: )
don't worry, I loved my Fraud Granada v6 estates..but they were still barges,bloody comfy tho :wink:
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and an Avantime?? Never heard of it,but apparently rare..4 door..as in they never made one?!
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Plenty screentime.

Other mainly frog cars in there for some strange reason,as it's in UK...

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Weird! I watched that a while back and never even saw the CX, did notice the renner though but passed it over as uninteresting. I seem to remember they smashed it up rather badly.

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Aye,they got ambushed and the baddies shot the car up.
Biker baddie gave chase and the good guy (avantime thing) kicked the door open,crashing the bike,then they got away and swapped cars.
Suprised you never even saw the cx,(barge?) as it has 2 main parts.
One with Michael Caine (the old hippie), and t'other when the good guy/s use it..(I'll not spoil the plot if u've not seen it..)

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Sometimes I just watch the film and miss a lot of incidental stuff, often need to see a film three or four times to get the complete picture.

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Apparently there is a 406 Coupe in Inception. I've yet to watch it though so will have to see if I spot it (will be doing so tomorrow probably)

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Post by andmcit »

That 'barge' is the BEST estate car ever designed! Nothing like it or comes close! Speaking of Cx's...

Just watching Curse of the Pink Panther and just seen a smart cavalcade of x3 Cx's ferrying the French President and his minions. Blue Prestige and a following silver saloon - 3rd was but a glimpse! 82 film so an early Prestige.

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Toby_HDi wrote:Apparently there is a 406 Coupe in Inception. I've yet to watch it though so will have to see if I spot it (will be doing so tomorrow probably)
Having just watched Inception, there is indeed a 406 Coupe in one of the earlier scenes. Parked in front of it is a S2 Xantia.

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Post by MikeT »

Again, I don't know if it's already been mentioned, but watched 2012 this weekend (great special effects BTW) and noticed one of the scientists that got "bumped off" was blown up in his DS while travelling through the same tunnel Princess Diana met her demise.

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Post by VertVega »

A Xantia is spotted in London traffic...
... in the movie Wild Target (2010).
Looks like a MK1 Xantia, registration plate is not seen.
There is a distinguishing round sticker on the rear door window.

Is the owner a member of FCF ? :)

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I definitely liked the movie.

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Here's an .....extract from Four Lions movie , where the Xantia puts in a good appearance

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arkweld wrote:Here's an .....extract from Four Lions movie , where the Xantia puts in a good appearance
They're obviously not keen on the Xantia facelift then :)

Just got back from Whitby and the Oz program "Motorway Patrol" is on Bravo.
There had been a table in the middle of the dual carriageway which the police cleared, but up the road a light blue DS had hit it blowing a 5 inch hole in the side of the OSR wheel.
The elderly couple driving it said they heard a bang and a slight judder as they hit something while driving, so pulled over.
The police helped remove the rear wing and change the wheel :)

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French Connection II (1975).
"Popeye" Doyle (Gene Hackman) travels to Marsailles to find Alain Charnier, the drug smuggler that eluded him in New York.

Going back 35 years in time, to Marsailles in France. I liked watching lovely old French cars, streets, buildings more than the movie itself :) ... very nostalgic!
Here are some Citroen pictures, which are re sized and each saved to be under 50KB. Sorry for the quality.

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Can't believe it is 35 years since French Connection came out, seems like only a couple of years :(

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Watched An American Werewolf in Paris (these American werewolves don't 'alf get about a bit!) and that was a veritable citroen fest!
It was quite funny too.