Chevrolet Suburban in Hollywood

Discussion in 'In the News' started by xcel, Dec 9, 2019.

  1. xcel

    xcel PZEV, there's nothing like it :) Staff Member

    [​IMG] A fuel sucking pig that just so happened to star in more than 1,750 films and television series since 1952.

    Wayne Gerdes – CleanMPG – December 5, 2019

    The Chevrolet Suburban Hollywood Legacy


    Hollywood, CA -- On the corner of Hollywood Blvd. and Highland Avenue is a magical place that has been visited by hundreds of millions of guests from around the globe. It stars the most famous actors, actresses, directors, producers and film award winners of all time…

    Hollywood Walk of Fame

    Hollywood is known Globally as the home of the movie and entertainment industry. The best-known address in Hollywood – Hollywood Boulevard at Highland Avenue or Hollywood & Highland is where the Hollywood Walk of Fame begins. From that corner, the Hollywood Sign can be seen from behind the Center Mall and just down the street is the World Famous Dolby Theatre – home of the annual Academy Awards’.

    Something else is now located on the Hollywood Walk of Fame as the Chevrolet Suburban became the first vehicle ever awarded an Award of Excellence star at Hollywood & Highland. Presented by the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce and unveiled at a ceremony on Hollywood Boulevard, the award recognizes Suburban for its 67-year career in Hollywood film and television.
    The Suburban has evolved to become the ultimate character actor, able to play the hero, the villain, or the family alike.

    The relationship between the Chevy Suburban and Hollywood began in 1952, when it first appeared on the silver screen. Since then, Suburban has starred in more than 1,750 films and television series. It has appeared in at least one television series every year since 1956, and at least one film every year since 1960. Suburban has also appeared in more than 30 award-nominated films.

    When a convoy of black Suburban’s appear on screen, you know that’s not the time to leave your seat to buy popcorn…

    2010 Chevrolet Suburban’s in Olympus has Fallen

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    A personal favorite, Olympus Has Fallen is a 2013 American action thriller and is the first installment in the Fallen film series. The film stars Gerard Butler, Aaron Eckhart, Morgan Freeman, Angela Bassett, Robert Forster, Cole Hauser, Ashley Judd, Melissa Leo, Dylan McDermott, Radha Mitchell, and Rick Yune. The plot depicts a North Korean-led guerrilla assault on the White House, and focuses on disgraced United States Secret Service agent Mike Banning's efforts to rescue the US President, Benjamin Asher.

    The film was released on March 22, 2013 and earned $170 million against a $70 million production budget. The film received mixed reviews from critics. Olympus Has Fallen was one of two films released in 2013 that dealt with a terrorist attack on the White House; the other was White House Down.

    1947 Chevrolet Suburban in Harry and the Hendersons

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    Harry and the Hendersons is a 1987 American fantasy comedy film starring John Lithgow, Melinda Dillon, Don Ameche, David Suchet, Margaret Langrick, Joshua Rudoy, Lainie Kazan and Kevin Peter Hall. Steven Spielberg served as its uncredited executive producer. It is the story of a Seattle family's encounter with Bigfoot, partially inspired by the numerous claims of sightings in the Pacific Northwest, California, and other parts of both the United States and Canada over three centuries. The film won an Oscar for Best Makeup, and inspired a follow-up TV series of the same name.

    Harry and the Hendersons opened third behind Beverly Hills Cop II and The Untouchables. It went on to gross a total of $50 million worldwide against a budget of $10 million.

    1987 Chevrolet Suburban in Dante’s Peak

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    In 1993, USGS volcanologist and Geologist Dr. Harry Dalton and his lover, Marianne, are caught in an eruption in Colombia. As they try to escape, a volcanic bomb crashes through the roof of Harry's truck and strikes Marianne on the head, killing her.

    Four years later, Harry is assigned to investigate seismic activity near Dante's Peak, a small town in Washington that borders a dormant stratovolcano. Harry arrives at the town and meets with Mayor Rachel Wando and her children, Graham and Lauren… The rest is history.

    The film was released on February 7, 1997 and debuted at #2 at the box office behind the special edition re-release of Star Wars. It grossed $178 million worldwide against a $116 million production budget. It was defiantly not one of Hollywood’s best.

    The filmography is even more impressive when combined with the Chevy Tahoe. Together, Tahoe and Suburban have appeared in more than 2,500 films and television shows. Since the Tahoe was introduced in 1995, it has appeared in at least one film and television show every year.

    I hope you enjoyed how I tried to turn a "Boring as $**t" release into something a bit more likable, laughable, and entertaining. ;)
     
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  2. kbergene

    kbergene Active Member

    Hollywood, proving once again that you can try to put lipstick on a fuel sucking pig. But at the end of the day, it's still a fuel sucking pig.
     
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  3. xcel

    xcel PZEV, there's nothing like it :) Staff Member

    Hi Kbergene:

    So true. :(

    Wayne
     
  4. litesong

    litesong litesong

    Dodge Caliber, my trusty(for a Dodge) hatchback was in at least..... three(?) camera appearances...... if you include the accident a Caliber was in & was shown nationally. If you include a Versa (hey, they had the same CVT), there was what? five cam catches? :oops:
     
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