Dirty Mary Crazy Larry

Dirty Mary Crazy Larry (1974)

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Revealing mistake: When the Charger hits the red truck, the truck turns over with the assistance of a 'pipe cannon' (note the sudden eruption of white smoke from under the truck). This device is like a large gun, pointed down that fires a cylindrical wooden 'bullet' at the ground, and the pressure behind it forces one side of the truck upward, causing the flip. Evidence of its use is seen when the passing cop drives away and in the street is a perfectly circular 'dent' in the asphalt with a burn mark surrounding it. (01:12:50 - 01:16:20)

johnrosa

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Suggested correction: A cannon roll uses a large device, usually a metal pipe that is pointed down, but it does not fire a "bullet" wooden or otherwise. It is just the force of the explosive charge focused downwards that causes the cars to roll over.

A cannon roll shoots out a wooden log to flip a vehicle, it's not just shooting out air.

Bishop73

This is just nonsense, a wooden log would be too dangerous to use, would be highly conspicuous on screen, and would take up room inside a vehicle.

Jukka Nurmi

Then you don't know how they use to do car stunts. It does take up room, but even modern methods do. Cars have to be modified heavily and of course it's dangerous, they're flipping a car with a driver inside. Film makers do everything they can to avoid the stunt car from being detected (just the same way they do everything that can to avoid a dummy being detected). Here's a article that talks about car stunts before the pneumatic flipper. Https://www.caranddriver.com/news/a15364815/the-inside-story-of-the-academy-award-winning-car-inversion-device-or-how-to-flip-cars-real-good/.

Bishop73

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Visible crew/equipment: As the Charger races toward the railroad tracks, the view from above and behind the car shows a cable is pulling the car forward. The cable runs under the tracks (note the discolored pavement that crosses the tracks), then the cable emerges on the other side and turns left around a horizontal pulley. The cable disappears to the left where an off-screen truck is driving further to the left, pulling the car. (01:31:00)

johnrosa

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Suggested correction: Actually the cable was attached to the train locomotive itself. That way they were able to measure the cable out that the car would be in the right place to be hit, without dealing with timing issues of getting two independent vehicles to be at the same place at the same time.

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Continuity mistake: During the chase where Larry's Charger knocks a police car in the river, the '69 Charger becomes a '68 Charger in one shot, as seen from the front. The '68 has a different grille than the '69 models. (01:09:40)

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