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1982 Buick Skyhawk

1982 Buick Skyhawk in Roger & Me, Documentary, 1989 IMDB

Class: Cars, Sedan — Model origin: US

1982 Buick Skyhawk

[*] Background vehicle

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rjluna2 US

2009-07-10 14:02

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Based on GM [J] platform.

tv boy US

2009-07-10 15:15

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I have reason to believe this car was actually made in Flint, making its appearance in this scene especially heartbreaking. (A family is being evicted right before Christmas.)

karoomay SY

2009-07-10 16:24

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1982-89

philr CA

2009-07-12 08:42

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tv boy wrote I have reason to believe this car was actually made in Flint, making its appearance in this scene especially heartbreaking. (A family is being evicted right before Christmas.)



I don't think so. Skyhawks were not made at the Flint plant. My '75 Electra, and '67 Riviera were made at Flint.

tv boy US

2009-07-12 20:01

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philr wrote


I don't think so. Skyhawks were not made at the Flint plant. My '75 Electra, and '67 Riviera were made at Flint.


Thanks for catching that. But I still think this car's presence is related to Buick's plant and headquarters being located in Flint, perhaps an employee bought it new as part of an employee incentive/discount program. I don't know if this person being evicted was a former Buick worker or if perhaps this car was a hand me down from one. This poor, battered car being loaded up by an evicted family, still serves as a sad metaphor for what happened to this town and these people.

I wish we could've gotten the story about why the driver's side windows are busted out, I wonder if it was the result of a car burglary. (Crime skyrocketed when the plants closed.) I'm assuming we see plastic because if the woman couldn't pay her rent, she certainly couldn't have afforded to get the windows fixed and probably couldn't even afford the insurance that would've taken care of it.

taxiguy US

2009-07-15 07:50

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It's a 1982-85 to be more specific.

CRAFT372 US

2010-07-23 02:16

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What a mean world we live in not onley is this pore family evicted on Christmas Eve but some assholes just had to break the side windows on thair car so that tey are going to be more miserable

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