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1969 Mercedes-Benz 280 SE Convertible [W111]

1969 Mercedes-Benz 280 SE Convertible [W111] in The Hangover, Movie, 2009 IMDB

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

1969 Mercedes-Benz 280 SE Convertible [W111]

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

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dudley UK

2009-07-16 18:18

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One of only 1,390 made.

Five were used/trashed/cut in two for the movie:

Link to "boxwish.com"


-- Last edit: 2009-07-16 18:34:32

antp BE

2009-07-16 18:27

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What a shame [:halalala]

From Ford_Guy:

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After it is damaged in the movie:

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-- Last edit: 2011-12-18 03:26:32 (Ford_Guy)

coati FR

2009-07-16 20:07

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Destroy such nice cars for such a bad movie.. [:halalala]

matty US

2009-07-24 00:24

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It's ironic. I saw a Mercedes-Benz 280 SE Convertible on the road about an hour before seeing this movie. You don't see enough of these classic cars nowadays.

TheBandit77TransAm US

2009-08-26 03:03

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coati wrote Destroy such nice cars for such a bad movie.. [:halalala]


You mean Destroy such a BEAUTIFUL car for such a GREAT and HILARIOUS movie?? Dude it was hilarious, and people do it all the time THEY GET FIXED, like the Cadillac Deville in Bandslam (reckless driving), or even the classics, the 1977 Pontiac Trans Am in Smokey and the Bandit, or the Bond cars, or The 1969 Dodge General Lee Charger in The Dukes of Hazzard (old series new one sucked balls). seriously dude its a great movie.

movie star AT

2009-08-29 20:46

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coati wrote Destroy such nice cars for such a bad movie.. [:halalala]

the movie was not BAD, it was FUNNY!

ingo DE

2009-10-25 13:52

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:no: moviestar, you're wrong. I don't know this movie and I will never watch it, but for 100% sure a movie is pure stupid bullshit, made by asocial shitheads for a not better audience, where willingly a real classic car, resp. more of them were destroyed. The W 111 Coupe and Convertible was the last handmade car by Mercedes Benz except the 600.


Maybe my harsh statement will annoy people with an annother opinion, but I don't care about that. It's not neccessary to start arguing against my opinion, because this is fixed and will not be changed.

-- Last edit: 2009-10-25 13:53:09

G-MANN UK

2009-10-25 18:29

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dudley wrote One of only 1,390 made.

Five were used/trashed/cut in two for the movie


While I don't quite share Ingo's level of rage, this is pretty shameful considering how few of these were built in the first place and it's a Mercedes not some crappy British Leyland car. Trashing some Rolls-Royce Silver Shadows would have been less of a crime.

movie star AT

2009-12-21 23:07

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ingo wrote :no: moviestar, you're wrong. I don't know this movie and I will never watch it, but for 100% sure a movie is pure stupid bullshit, made by asocial shitheads for a not better audience, where willingly a real classic car, resp. more of them were destroyed. The W 111 Coupe and Convertible was the last handmade car by Mercedes Benz except the 600.


Maybe my harsh statement will annoy people with an annother opinion, but I don't care about that. It's not neccessary to start arguing against my opinion, because this is fixed and will not be changed.


well. I am right in the sense of that some people may find it funny. I did find it funny. I did not say that it was a good idea to trash this car though.

trilex HU

2010-01-05 16:54

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It was written here:
Not one, but FIVE such car was broken, for shit movie.

http://www.evangelikus.hu/media/filmajanlo/masnaposok/view

mercurygrandmarquis1 US

2010-01-06 13:59

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ingo wrote :no: moviestar, you're wrong. I don't know this movie and I will never watch it, but for 100% sure a movie is pure stupid bullshit, made by asocial shitheads for a not better audience, where willingly a real classic car, resp. more of them were destroyed. The W 111 Coupe and Convertible was the last handmade car by Mercedes Benz except the 600.


Maybe my harsh statement will annoy people with an annother opinion, but I don't care about that. It's not neccessary to start arguing against my opinion, because this is fixed and will not be changed.

i have to agree with ingo because most movies that were made from 2000-2010 that are aimed at teens are the worst movies ever made and its really not worth destroying a rare classic car for such a crappy movie

boogieman US

2010-01-06 15:05

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In my opinion, this was THE best movie of 2009. I saw it in theaters, and now own the dvd. i've watched it 3 times in total, and I never ceases to make me laugh.

And this is coming from someone who finds most "teen movies" lame(i really don't consider this a teen movie though. Just a good comedy).

leoz EN

2010-01-06 16:45

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ingo wrote :no: moviestar, you're wrong. I don't know this movie and I will never watch it, but for 100% sure a movie is pure stupid bullshit, made by asocial shitheads for a not better audience


You don't make any sense dude.

1: How can you express a negative opinion on a movie you've never even seen?

2: The director of this series of films has made some critically acclaimed, feel-good, funny movies.

3: I think the films you're reffering to are the usual disney-like teen films. Made primarily for profit, not the audience.

Although I agree they shouldn't have wrecked the car, I suggest you should see things in an optimistic perspective surrounding this issue, for instance I always say that the cars are usually repaired and restored, as they were with the Dodge Chargers in The Dukes of Hazzard. A classic, especially if it's used in a movie (whatever movie or show it is) is always worth a lot and that's one of the reasons why people continue to maintain and collect them.

But seriously dude, saying that something sucks before even watching it is childish and no-one will take you seriously.

antp BE

2010-01-18 22:05

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On Link to "blogs.insideline.com" they say that the cars used in the movie were made by Cinema Vehicles from coupés.
I guess that the coupés are less rare than the convertibles? And less valuable. It is normal they would not pay for a real convertible if they can make one for much cheaper.

movie star AT

2010-02-05 18:18

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This film was not a stupid teen comedy :D just that all haters know ;) and who knows in which condition the car(s) were anyway? maybe they were already totally rusted underneath so that it would not have made any sense to restore them any more. So do please not judge the movie because of just one car which got destroyed.....

ingo DE

2010-02-05 22:53

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leoz wrote
1: How can you express a negative opinion on a movie you've never even seen?

2: The director of this series of films has made some critically acclaimed, feel-good, funny movies.

But seriously dude, saying that something sucks before even watching it is childish and no-one will take you seriously.



1: this single pic is enough for my opinion.

2: this is no reason for anything

It's not childish, it's just judgemental. And I will definetly not watch the movie. Why? I know, that I will be annoyed just because of the damaged Mercedes. The rest is not essential. So for me it's a movie made by cultureless idiotic spastics, made for an identical audience. I have no reason to change my mind.

I'm not wasserspeier. He is always angry about movies in which classic cars are destroyed. I have no idea, why he continues to watch movies, which are annoying him. I've asked him, but didn't got an answer. To avoid being angry about movies, I've stopped to watch TV, except old stuff, which I've seen many times before. Or I'm watching reportages about travelling, history or politics. I recommend to the same. You really will feel better.

ingo DE

2010-02-05 23:04

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movie star wrote So do please not judge the movie because of just one car which got destroyed.....


Why not? It's enough for pegging it.

movie star AT

2010-02-06 18:53

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ingo wrote


1: this single pic is enough for my opinion.



???

First you judge the movie because of one destroyed car, now you think this picture shows that the movie is a bad one?

Sorry, but leoz is right on this. You seem to dislike the movie without actually knowing it. Movies are about the story and how the actors perform, not about cars (or still pictures).

ingo DE

2010-02-06 20:25

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movie star wrote
First you judge the movie because of one destroyed car, now you think this picture shows that the movie is a bad one?


yes

movie star AT

2010-02-06 21:56

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Sorry, but leoz is right on this. You seem to dislike the movie without actually knowing it. Movies are about the story and how the actors perform, not about cars (or still pictures).

movie star AT

2010-02-06 21:59

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You are really an important and qualified member here, but you are just judgemental this time :/

ingo DE

2010-02-06 22:01

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I'm judgemental not only this time.

movie star AT

2010-02-06 22:45

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ingo wrote I'm judgemental not only this time.

haha :D I like the sarcasm :D

antp BE

2010-02-07 12:49

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In this case the fact that it was a valuable collector car is linked to the story.

movie star AT

2010-02-07 13:03

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wasserspeier wrote
So if movies are not about cars why do directors piss off other people in using such cars? Hello? Hollywood? Use a soapbox next time.
Damnit! Forgott to take my pills.

You are right :D well if they can afford them then they use them. Here they felt they had to take a very worthy car in order to get the main characters troubled when it gets damaged.

CougarTim US

2010-02-10 21:07

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White car in left background of main picture appears to be a 1964 Pontiac Catalina

caioficetech BR

2010-04-29 23:05

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Very Cool movie

The car is for the american market...

boogieman US

2010-05-14 22:04

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This car is up for auction soon: Link to "jalopnik.com"

Skid US

2010-06-01 02:31

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Five of these should not have been destroyed for any movie, I don't care how good it is.

BTW, I saw the film just the other night...it wasn't very funny at all.

jakals ZA

2010-10-02 15:51

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have any of you ever thought about the fact that the cars we see "destroyed" in movies, are mostly not the real thing.I have a friend working in Hollywood studios, who says that they make fibreglass replicas of most of the models, slap on some makeup like hub caps and a grill, and there you have a " rare " Mercedes or what ever the car they want to feature in the movie. He also says one should not believe all the bull s..t you read on internet about how many cars they "destroyed" to make a single movie. Very often these remarks are posted before the movie starts showing, attracting an extra couple of thousand fools to go watch the movie.The less the movie bosses have to spend on props, the more profit they make.Another fact he told me is that big car companies such as chevrolet, ford, etc. sponsor cars for certain movies(new models, not vintage classics)which can be destroyed. These car companies write off the expenditure against tax. So I hope less people will now believe that they actually smashed up 5 Mercedes classics.

Kooshmeister US

2010-10-27 13:59

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jakals wrote have any of you ever thought about the fact that the cars we see "destroyed" in movies, are mostly not the real thing.


I've tried putting forth this idea but it didn't seem to work. Apparently even destroying a beater stunt car dolled up to replace the main vehicle is an unforgivable sin...

car nerd US

2011-01-09 10:07

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Found this on Wikipedia. Not sure of the accuracy of this information.

"In The Hangover the personages use a 1969 280SE Convertible to go from Los Angeles to Las Vegas and trash the car. Apparently the convertibles in the movie the Hangover were modified coupes. 16 coupes were used in the movie as they were crashed multiple times."



-- Last edit: 2011-01-09 10:08:03

jakals ZA

2011-01-16 22:12

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one should be careful just believing wikipedia.here are a couple of pages you can get more info on about the "hangover" mercedes:

forums.motivemag.com/showthread.php?4437336 - Cached

wheels.blogs.nytimes.com/.../the-hangover-mercedes-among-61-movie-cars-on-the-auction-block/ - Cached

i thus agree that they could have modified some cheap models for the stunt and crash scenes, but the main car used in the beginning where the father tells them to look after it,was the real macoy, and was never damaged in the making of the film.

jakals ZA

2011-01-16 22:14

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yet another page for the merc:

www.benzworld.org/...mercedes.../1454882-hangover-1969-280se.html - Cached - Similar

Gomselmash11

2011-03-04 15:29

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I agree with ingo. Do not look to TV, it's all crap. Nor do I agree with the evils that destroy classic cars, rare and valuable as this beautiful Mercedes-Benz. Obviously, fucking cinema
And they are polluting cars, which destroy the environment, there is a very valid justification. Anyway, the only ones who can save these cars, are we, the museums and car clubs.

EvanAzzo CA

2012-01-01 20:41

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ingo wrote

yes

Your ignorance and just straight up arrogance made me rage so hard that I created an account strictly to tell you so. Seriously? You tell people not to respond to you because you're right and they're wrong. Let me throw some facts at you champ. IMDB rates this a 7.9/10 and metascore rates it a 73/10. Now that may not be outstanding but it certainly is pretty good. This movie grossed $467,483,912 world wide as of December 2009. This movie, with a budget of 35,000,000 made it back and then some in the first WEEKEND of release in the US alone ($44,979,319). Now how is all this possible if the movie sucks as much as you say it does? It isn't. The movie is a solid flick. This isn't a "teen movie" like you think it is (you would know that if you'd seen it) it's not American Pie or something like that. This is a solid adult comedy that delivers on all fronts. Now if you want to be butthurt about a car being trashed on screen I highly suggest you give up movie watching all together, and thus give up your forum account too.

CougarTim US

2012-01-01 21:08

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Around here, most of us are car people more than we're movie people. Ingo is a well-respected member who has contributed greatly to this site. When you can say the same, we might listen to you.

I've seen this movie and I didn't think it was anything special. This movie was successful because it appealed to the lowest common denominator. Besides, box office gross is not an accurate measure of movie quality. Transformers 2, for example, was absolute tripe and made $108,000,000 in its first weekend. It did have some nice cars though.

93montero

2012-01-01 21:22

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@EvanAzzo Avatar was terrible and it made a ridiculous amount of money. There are so many road trip movies that this one doesn't really stand out. I don't like the title either because being hungover usually means from drinking too heavily not taking roofies. That's called being drugged. One memorable thing is that they used this Mercedes and not the typical 60 or early 70s American convertible you'd normally see for this role. The damage didn't have to happen but people express more emotion when something beautiful is destroyed. An example: the Empire destroying Alderaan in Star Wars A New Hope. They build it up as such a nice and peaceful planet and the impact of the Empire destroying it means that much more.

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ingo DE

2012-01-01 22:19

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EvanAzzo wrote I highly suggest you give up movie watching all together

Indeed, I do so since a long time. A few exceptions (old stuff, I've seen a dozen times), but otherwise I really do not watch TV or going into the cinema. And I don't buy/rent/download movies either.


And please don't forget a very important principle: If hundreds of blowflies are sitting on a piece of shit, it doesn't mean, that shit tastes good.

Gomselmash11

2012-01-01 23:11

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@EvanAzzo ignorance? maybe youre totally wrong.

dsl SX

2012-01-01 23:19

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CougarTim wrote Ingo is a well-respected member who has contributed greatly to this site.

:) And a happy new year to everybody.

ingo DE

2012-01-01 23:23

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Oh, sure, yes, now everyone around the world has reached 2012 :beer: (sorry for the profane beer. No idea, if a champagner-smiley exists, too)

-- Last edit: 2012-01-01 23:23:53

rjluna2 US

2012-01-01 23:27

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@ingo: (Google Translate:) Glückliches neues Jahr! :beer:

-- Last edit: 2012-01-01 23:27:27

Ford_Guy US

2012-01-02 00:03

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CougarTim wrote This movie was successful because it appealed to the lowest common denominator.


So what is this "lowest common denominator?" Because I'm in it. There's no need to argue over this movie because some like it, some don't and that probably won't change here.

Gomselmash11

2012-01-02 00:07

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@ dsl, ingo, rjluna2: Feliz año nuevo :beer:

-- Last edit: 2012-01-02 00:07:08

CougarTim US

2012-01-03 00:36

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Ford_Guy wrote

So what is this "lowest common denominator?" Because I'm in it. There's no need to argue over this movie because some like it, some don't and that probably won't change here.


I knew I shouldn't feed the troll and I did it anyway. :/ Anything I say now would only exacerbate the situation. I'm sorry; it was not my intent to offend you.

Ford_Guy US

2012-01-03 04:58

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No worries, I wasn't offended. I was mainly pointing out the futility of trying to argue one's point here.

ingo DE

2012-04-01 15:51

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It seems, that this evening will include a little dissonance :/
My wife has said "Let's make a cosy evening in the living room, with a fire in the furnace, the cats on the carpet and some good food. There are great movies tonight, for example 'Hangover', which shall be very funny." She reacted more than just slightly pissed, when I replied "Hangover? No way! If you want to watch this, I'll take my food upstairs into my office, will switch on the PC and will write offending comments about the shitheads, who are watching that" :o

symustafa1996 DE

2012-06-12 19:31

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Look, some liked this movie, some don't. It's just opinions. No one thing will be liked by everyone. Face it. I liked the movie, and so what if someone else doesn't? It their business.

And there's a lot of cars getting destroyed in many movies. The movie makers know this. Why would they use real ones which they know is worth a lot of money and is going to piss of a lot of people?

Classic Enthusiast EN

2012-08-07 17:26

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No matter how good a film may otherwise be, the destruction of such a rare and beautiful car just automatically confines it to the ever expanding list of stupid, pointless, destructive, puerile films.

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