Kevin Hall

24th May 2003

Nikita (1990)

Corrected entry: When Nikita and Victor are escaping from the embassy and drive through a brick wall, there's no way any car would be sturdy enough to do this, especially without leaving a mark on it.

Correction: Brick/Block walls are designed to accept a compressive load, but are not particularly good at dealing with a dynamic load perpendicular to the flat surface (unless the brick is a facade in front of a reinforced solid concrete wall). I saw a film yesterday of a car driving through a cinder-block wall with no apparent damage to the plastic bumper and little more than a cracked windshield to show for it. I have also worked on demolition crews for garages and houses. It does not take much pressure from the side to collapse a brick wall.

Kevin Hall

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